Climate Change

Climate records continue to be shattered

Climate Change relentlessly rolls forward. 2015 was the warmest year on record ever, but 2016 is now well on track to shatter that record. Consider this … Oct 2015 was the warmest Oct ever. Nov 2015 was the warmest Nov ever. Dec 2015 was the warmest Dec ever. Jan 2016 was the warmest Jan ever. Feb 2016 was the warmest Feb ever. Mar 2016 was the warmest March ever. April 2016 was the warmest April ever. The numbers for May […]


April 2016 was the warmest april … ever.

There is clearly a trend … January 2016 was the warmest January ever recorded. Then February happened and that blew away the January records. This was all then quickly followed by new records for March, and now April. The latest update comes from the numbers released by NASA over the weekend and so now the media is (quite rightly) highlighting it all. The truly astonishing thing is that the top seven months out of skew with the norm have been […]


Hijacking Bill Nye

Rumours started flying that Bill Nye was going to debate Sara Palin on the topic of climate change. For example Breitbart ran the story … Sarah Palin is set to participate in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. in May following the nationwide screening of the fact-based climate change documentary Climate Hustle. … Palin will reportedly appear at a panel discussion in Washington following the screening of the film, alongside Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and […]


Climate Change: The tipping point is here, we have reached 2 degrees 1

It has long been advocated that we need to avoid dangerous climate change by keeping the global average temperature rise under 2 degrees, and up until October 2015 that appeared to be viable. Unfortunately since then there has been a very dramatic change, the temperature rise has suddenly accelerated and as a result, January was a record breaking month surpassing anything previously measured, but then February happened to us and that blew away the January records. As explained in great […]


How do Climate Change Denialists rationalise their position?

There is of course often quite rightly a vast diversity of thinking on any and every topic, and Climate Change is no exception to that. However, the prevailing scientific consensus is now distinctly clear and it is like that because it has a solid foundation that consists of rather a lot of well-researched evidence that confirms it, and so the real conversation within such circles is not “Is it happening?”, but rather is “What exactly can we do?”. Meanwhile, the denialist bandwagon […]

Something Dramatic is taking place in the Arctic

January was the warmest January ever recorded, and as a result the quantity of Arctic sea ice measured by satellite was the lowest ever. I blogged about it not too long ago on 10th Feb, and for a more detailed analysis Chris Mooney also wrote about it all within the Washington Post on 18th Feb …  … January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the hottest year ever recorded (2015), January saw the greatest departure from average of any […]