It’s official, 2016 was the warmest year – #Climate

Data coming in from distinctly different sources such as NASA, NOAA and also the UK’s Met Office all now confirm that the previous warmest year ever recorded, 2015, is now in second place and that 2016 is now the warmest year ever recorded. Quite rightly this is being picked up […]

What does the latest Arctic Report Card tell us? – #Climate

The annual Arctic Report card has been published and it spells out some rather dire facts. Global warming in the Arctic region is accelerating and 2016 has been the warmest Arctic year ever recorded. “temperatures in the region continue to climb at double the rate of the planet as a […]

#GreatBarrierReef has suffered worst bleaching on record in 2016 – #climate

The BBC and other News sources are reporting the news that the Great Barrier Reef has suffered its worst bleaching on record in 2016 … Higher water temperatures in 2016 caused the worst destruction of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a study has found. Some 67% of corals […]

WMO provisional Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2016

The World Meteorological Organisation is an intergovernmental NGO with a membership of 191 Member States and Territories. It was founded in 1873. Well OK, that’s a tad misleading. It was originally known as the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), and was re-badged with its current name in 1950. Their remit is to be the UN’s […]

Climate Change & Trump 1

A Trump presidency does not simply have consequences for the US, it actually has consequences for the entire planet. Yes, I’ve put my climate change hat back on today. We stand at a pivotal moment where we, as a species, are starting down the road of taking decisive action to […]

Arctic Sea ice is heading for trouble

The formation of Arctic Sea ice has started to deviate from its normal seasonal pattern. About this time of year the sea ice should be rather obviously rapidly building up towards the seasonal winter maximum, and that was indeed happening as expected during the latter half of September. However, the past two weeks have […]