NOAA Is Updating Their Sea Surface Temperature Dataset

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Why is that a big deal? 70% of NOAA’s land+ocean surface temperature dataset is sea surface temperature data. NOAA recently published the first of the papers describing the latest update of their ERSST dataset. The new version is called, logically, ERSST.v4. The paper is Huang et al. (2014) Extended Reconstructed…

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Paleo study: Past global warming similar to today's

From the University of Utah Size, duration were like modern climate shift, but in two pulses SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 15, 2014 – The rate at which carbon emissions warmed Earth’s climate almost 56 million years ago resembles modern, human-caused global warming much more than previously believed, but involved two pulses of carbon to the…