Tag Archives: Temperature

Researchers predict extreme summertime temperatures to become a regular occurrence


To happen even if expected increases in global temperatures are avoided In an article in the current issue of the journal Climatic Change Letters, Boston University researchers have estimated the impact near-term increases in global-mean temperatures will have on summertime … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Reconciling anthropogenic climate change with observed temperature 1998–2008


Given the widely noted increase in the warming effects of rising greenhouse gas concentrations, it has been unclear why global surface temperatures did not rise between 1998 and 2008. We find that this hiatus in warming coincides with a period … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

State of the Climate Global Analysis Annual 2010


2011-01-12 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climatic Data Center Global Highlights For 2010, the combined global land and ocean surface temperature tied with 2005 as the warmest such period on record, at 0.62°C (1.12°F) above the 20th century average … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Adapting North American wheat production to climatic challenges, 1839–2009


2011-01-11 PNAS, Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1008279108 PNAS January 11, 2011 vol. 108 no. 2 480-485 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projects that temperatures in the major grain-growing areas of North America will rise by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Global Surface Temperature Change


The world is not cooling and warming has not slowed down appreciably. 2010-12-14 Hansen, J., R. Ruedy, M. Sato, and K. Lo (2010), GLOBAL SURFACE TEMPERATURE CHANGE, Rev. Geophys., 48, RG4004, doi:10.1029/2010RG000345. We update the Goddard Institute for Space Studies … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Climate Shifts Changing New Weather “Normals”


2011-01-07 Scientific American, Climatewire As the new decade opens up, researchers are gathering data that will redefine weather pattern averages for the nation [USA] NEW NORMAL: In the past decade, January average minimum temperatures rose nationally by 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How will Earth’s surface temperature change in future decades?


2009-08-15 GRL: How will Earth’s surface temperature change in future decades? , doi:10.1029/2009GL038932 Reliable forecasts of climate change in the immediate future are difficult, especially on regional scales, where natural climate variations may amplify or mitigate anthropogenic warming in ways … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment