Study: Volcanoes contribute to recent warming ‘hiatus’

Researchers find models must account for volcanic eruptions to accurately predict climate change. From:MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change By the late 1990s, scientists had observed more than two decades of rapid global warming, and expected the warming trend to continue. Instead, despite continuing increases in greenhouse gas emissions, the…

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Historical Note: Greenwich, England Mean Temperature, 35-yr Daily Averages 1815-1849

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen While researching for a future essay tentatively titled “Whither Original Measurement Error?”, I have been reading up on the origins of the modern meteorological thermometer. Fascinating stuff, those early scientific instrument makers and their creativity and engineering skills. I came across an interesting little [e]book that was just the sort…