Climate

NASA’s new video is grim

By Mark Kaufman2020-01-15 21:07:39 UTC NASA has some unsettling news.  In 140 years of modern record-keeping, 2019 was the second hottest year on record, which means that 19 of the last 20 years are now the warmest in recorded history. In a video just over one-minute long, NASA gives a succinct rundown of climate trends…

CLIMATE: 2019 was hottest year on record, NASA and NOAA report

It’s official. NASA and NOAA report today that 2019 was Earth’s hottest year in recorded history. Excerpt from the joint January 15, 2020 announcement:According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. Globally, 2019…

Irrigation keeps things cool in extreme heat

Expanding irrigation has dampened anthropogenic warming during hot days, with particularly strong effects over South Asia, researchers report. Large-scale irrigation is one of the land management practices with the largest effect on climate conditions—and especially hot extremes—in various places around the world. Yet how the climatic effects of irrigation compare to those of global warming…

It’s Official: The Last Decade Was Record Hot

Last year was the world’s second-warmest year, capping off the hottest decade on record, according to experts at NOAA and NASA.And here’s another record to add to the pile: The past five years were collectively the warmest since record-keeping began about 140 years ago. 2019’s temperatures were second only to 2016, coming in around 1.7…

Global warming to increase violent crime in the United States

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People in the United States could see tens of thousands of extra violent crimes every year—because of climate change alone. “Depending on how quickly temperatures rise, we could see two to three million more violent crimes between now and the end of the century than there would be in a non-warming…

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