Emerging Threat = Heat

Emerging threats: 2015 surpassed 2014 as the warmest year since at least the mid-to-late nineteenth century

A new State of the Climate report confirmed that 2015 surpassed 2014 as the warmest year since at least the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Last year’s record heat resulted from the combined influence of long-term global warming and one of the strongest El Niño events the globe has experienced since at least 1950. The report found that most indicators of climate change continued to reflect trends consistent with a warming planet. Several markers such as land and ocean temperatures, sea levels, and greenhouse gases broke records set just one year prior.

No Hiatus in Global Warming – new NOAA report

NOAA Research Presents Evidence Against a Global Warming ‘Hiatus’

For years, scientists have been laboring to explain an apparent slowdown in global warming since the start of this century, which occurred at the same time that heat-trapping emissions of carbon dioxide were soaring. The slowdown, sometimes inaccurately described as a halt or hiatus, became a major talking point for people critical of climate science.

Now, new research suggests the whole thing may have been based on incorrect data.

Early Assessment of the Nor’easter Snow Storm

Climate Change And The Blizzard: Nor’easters More Fierce With Global Warming, Scientists Say ; Feb. 9, 2013.

Despite the title, scientists really do not know for sure.  But the explanation of weather science and the chart of storms in the northeast are interesting, I think.