It is Official: July 2019 was hottest month ever recorded

July 2019 is hottest July ever recorded

Back towards the beginning of August, I was writing about the first dataset for July 2019. It strongly suggested that it was the warmest month ever recorded, but that data from C3S was within the margin of error, hence “probably” was the best we could go with. We now have more data from other independently … Read moreIt is Official: July 2019 was hottest month ever recorded

Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss – 3 papers

Antarctic Ice Sheet

Today we have 3 scientific papers all focused on the demise of Antarctic Ice sheets. The theme is loosely yesterday, today and tomorrow. Let’s dive right in. Nature: West Antarctic ice sheet and CO2greenhouse effect: a threat of disaster The abstract reads … If the global consumption of fossil fuels continues to grow at its … Read moreAntarctic Ice Sheet Loss – 3 papers

IPCC Report: Hunger, Migration and Conflict

IPCC Report - Climate Change and Land

Yesterday, 8th Aug 2019, the IPCC published a Special Report on Land Use. To be a tad more precise, this is an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. Work on the report was initiated back in 2016, and since then … Read moreIPCC Report: Hunger, Migration and Conflict

Greenland Melt event in July 2019

greenland

The rather “shocking” fact is that in summer ice in Greenland is melting. OK, I put air quotes around the word “shocking” to suggest that this is what happens in summer and to hint that we should not be shocked. However, what is currently happening is actually truly shocking the subject matter experts, and so … Read moreGreenland Melt event in July 2019