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May 2016: Warmest On Record

2016 is set to outpace previous years Click here to see it full size (Image source: Climate Central) Another month, another record for global temperatures. This is not going away any time soon. May 2016 was the warmest May on record, the latest in a string of many record-breaking months. “So far this year every[…]

February 2016: Warmest On Record

February temperatures in Killeen, Texas, over the past seven years (Copyright © 2016 by Wil C. Fry.) Not only was February 2016 the warmest February on record, but it was the most abnormally warm of any month on record, according to both NASA and a European climate group. “Averaging over twelve-month periods, which further smooths[…]

September 2015: Warmest On Record

So, September 2015 was keeping up with the Joneses, going into the record books as the warmest September on record. Further, 2015’s January through September was the hottest January through September of any year on record, leading several to predict that 2015 will break 2014’s mark as the warmest year ever recorded. (To clarify, for[…]

July 2015: Warmest On Record

Categories: Environment, InTheNews
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Published on: 2015.08.14

According to both NASA (here) and the Japan Meteorological Agency (here), July 2015 was the warmest ever recorded, globally. Discover Magazine says it’s likely that 2015 will break last year’s new record of warmest year. According to Accuweather, three previous Julys were very close: 2011, 2009 and 1998. The first seven months of 2015 are[…]

May 2015: Second-Warmest On Record (TIE)

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Published on: 2015.06.16

Last month tied May 2012 for the second-warmest May of all time (behind May 2014). In case you’re keeping score, last year was the warmest year on record. This year, January, February, April, and May have each taken second place — and March was the warmest March ever. Combined, that means 2015 is already on[…]

January 2015: Second-Warmest On Record

Our first noticeable snowfall in 4 years, but it was 35°F outside. The last time it snowed here, it was 17°F. (Copyright © 2015 by Wil C. Fry.) Despite the overbearing news reports about the record cold snaps in parts of the U.S., this has little to do with global warming or climate change. Professional[…]

Hot Enough For You? (2012)

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Published on: 2013.01.09

In The News: Not Even Close: 2012 Was Hottest Ever in U.S. (New York Times) In The News: 2012 Was the Hottest Year in U.S. History. And Yes — It’s Climate Change The previous record for the contiguous United States was 1998, after which temperatures dropped a bit — a slight decrease that was used[…]

Like The Climate, My Position On Climate Change Has Changed

(UPDATE: 2014.09.26: This page has been superseded by a permanent page on my website. Any further updates will be there.)    

Climate Change: Asking The Right Questions

For several years, the climate change discussion has been confused because some were arguing the wrong question. They were arguing about whether the world’s climate was actually changing, while the actual discussion is about whether mankind has caused the change and whether we can or should do anything about it. There’s no question that the[…]

Climate Change: We Are Responsible

The single most debated aspect of Climate Change is whether humankind has had a hand in it, and if so, then how much of a part have we played? In 2001, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) concluded that “most of the observed warming over the last 50 years is likely to have been[…]

Climate Change: Dissenters and Deniers

It’s no surprise that not everyone agrees on Climate Change’s impact on our world, and not everyone agrees that humankind played a part in changing our climate. In today’s world, you can make any assertion, true or not, and someone will disagree with you and claim to have a good reason. Note: I’ve never been[…]

Getting Hotter

Categories: Environment, InTheNews, Science
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Published on: 2006.04.02

Global warming is going to kill us all. Well, not quite; that was just to get your attention. But I’ve noticed in recent weeks that news organizations around the world are focusing more and more heavily on scientific research about global warming, and what it really means. The big consensus now, according to many stories[…]

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