NOAA Climate.Goc has published details of the record breaking temperatures currently being measured in Alaska under the title “High temperatures smash all-time records in Alaska in early July 2019“. What they are reporting is not simply a few degrees above average, but 20 to 30 degrees higher than normal in some locations … On July … Read more Baked Alaska Temperature Records
The increase of greenhouse gases since the industrial revolution has in turn led to an increase in heat within both the atmosphere and also the oceans. Understanding the ocean impact is rather important because that is where about 90% of the increase in heat has gone. We do have accurate historical atmospheric temperature measurements, but … Read more Heat is Building up in the Oceans
New research reveals that we do not have as much time as we previously though we had. The study published in Nature lays out the evidence for Earth’s oceans soaking up about 60% more heat that had been previously estimated. Let’s take a look. Quantification of ocean heat uptake from changes in atmospheric O2 and … Read more New Research finds huge buildup of heat in oceans
Just how high does the temperature need to get before it becomes too hot for human live to be maintained? It’s actually quite a complicated question to answer and yet there is an answer – 35C – beyond that you die. Wait that’s crazy, it was over that temperature in many places in the UK … Read more At what temperature does it become too hot to survive?
The heat is cranking up everywhere. Jason Samenow writes in the Washington Post about the heat records that are being shattered all around the planet. He starts off by correctly pointing out that a new record in just one place is not Climate, but instead is weather. We will hit extremes, that is normal, it happens. … Read more Red-Hot Planet: heat records set all over world during past week
There is a new paper with a rather obscure sounding title that appears to have some serious implications regarding ocean heat over the past 100 million years. Let’s take this a step at a time. The paper entitled “Burial-induced oxygen-isotope re-equilibration of fossil foraminifera explains ocean paleotemperature paradoxes” has been published within Nature Communications. What … Read more Climate Change might be worse than previously thought