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A “hot spot” over the southwestern US that is responsible for producing the largest concentration of methane above the country is far larger than previously estimated, and emissions from fossil fuels such as coal are being blamed.
According to the latest satellite data, the global mean surface temperature has not risen for 18 consecutive years. Global warming has stopped.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One small "hot spot" in the U.S.
LONDON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbon capture and storage is a process that has become quite popular in recent years.
The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting California are "very likely" linked to human-caused climate change, Stanford scientists say.
A new study from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science demonstrates that the devastating effects of the hottest year on record in Australia - 2013 - would not have been possible without the influence of human-caused global warming.
Prospects have been fading for an El Niño event in 2014, but now there's a glimmer of hope for a very modest comeback.
While US President Barack Obama and Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio attracted much of the press coverage for the 2014 UN Climate Change Summit on Tuesday, behind the scenes more than 120 world leaders met together to debate policy and commit resources to solving the growing issue.
By the end of the year, NASA plans to have a network of 15 monitoring stations around the Los Angeles basin that will use commercially available high-precision greenhouse gas analyzers to continually sample the local air as part of its Megacities Carbon Project.
Expected increases in the number of extremely hot days experienced by some parts of the US could cause an increase in heat-related health conditions, according to new research published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...
Growing Degree Days are another huge part of our lives even though we may not deal with them directly. Growing degree days have to deal with the growing of fruits and vegetables along with other various crops that are grown throughout the United States for our personal use. As we examine the Baltimore Maryland area we can see how the impacts of a normal, El-Nino and La-Nina cycle have an impact on just the one month of March. These numbers are based on 50F which is the base number used for...
If you live in or around Bismarck North Dakota the graph shows you what you can roughly expect when it comes to heating and cooling your house during the ENSO Phases. Bismarck North Dakota, with its northern latitude, does have an impact on what type of heating and cooling it sees. During an Normal Phase the HDD for the region hits about 1348 on average. When the region enters into an El-Nino they can expect the amount of HDD’s to decrease to around 970 which really helps cut down on the...
The above graph highlights how the ENSO has an impact on water temps. Northern Gulf of Mexico during EL-Nino: The first part of March during this EL-Nino cycle saw water temps in the 56-60F range, while the 8-14th saw water temps warm to the 60-64F range. By the third week of March temps had maintained 60-64F. The last week of March the temps dropped back to around 56-60F. Northern Gulf of Mexico during LA-Nina: The first week of March saw water temps approach the 70-72F range, by the...
Honolulu is located in the Pacific Ocean and has a mostly marine time climate. Honolulu has a pretty consistent temperature average from month to month. This is a look at the La-Nina impacts on the local area. January 2010: For the month of January it is typical to see average high temps in the 80’s while overnight lows drop into the 70’s. During the El-Nino event January temps were 60% of the month at the normal, while 40% of the month was marked with above temps and 0% of the month...
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