Major Snow for Northeastern USA – NYC may get earliest 1″ snowfall since the Civil War

How long before somebody blames it on global warming? Who will be first? Romm? McKibben? AP Science writer Seth Borenstein?, some clueless politician? New York has received measurable snow before Halloween only 3 times since 1869. These events were never more than one inch. If the forecast holds, this would be the earliest 1″ snowfall…

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Friday Funny – bonus

Josh caricatures “team aerosols” thanks to Dr. Roger Pielke’s compilation of responses to this question:  ‘Why, despite steadily accumulating greenhouse gases, did the rise of the planet’s temperature stall for the past decade?” Excuses, excuses.

New NPP weather satellite launched – new features for climate

Launch video from Vandenburg and mission video animation: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nation’s newest environmental satellite successfully launched NPP is vital for NOAA’s weather forecast mission America’s newest polar-orbiting satellite roared into orbit this morning, setting the stage for enhanced weather data NOAA scientists will use to develop life-saving severe weather forecasts days in advance. The…

Mediterranean droughts man made or not?

NOAA study: Human-caused climate change a major factor in more frequent Mediterranean droughts Winter precipitation trends in the Mediterranean region for the period 1902 – 2010. High Resolution (Credit: NOAA) Wintertime droughts are increasingly common in the Mediterranean region, and human-caused climate change is partly responsible, according to a new analysis by NOAA scientists and…