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seasonal warming

Warmest Winter on Record

March 28, 2015 by Tom Schueneman

Seasonal Temperature Records

According to the latest report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the average global land and sea surface temperature for the period of December 2014 through February 2015 was 1.42 degrees Fahrenheit (0.79 Celsius) above the 20th century average.[read more]

Artic Sea Ice and Albedo: Ice-Free Season Growing 5 Days per Decade

March 12, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Ice-Free Days

According to newly published research, the ice-free season in the Arctic is growing by five days per decade. Analysis of satellite data indicate increasing absorption of solar energy in the summer Arctic ocean is pushing back the start of the autumn freeze.[read more]

Arctic Autumns On Track To Warm A Staggering 23°F, NOAA Warns

February 15, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Arctic Autumns and Warming

“Climate models show carbon emission mitigation could slow Arctic temperature increases.” That is the NOAA’s glass-is-half-full-of-ice headline for a recent new study that finds we are on track for mind-boggling Arctic warming this century.[read more]