Rising Temperatures

January 18, 2015--Warm oceans drive hottest year on record with more to come, US agencies say (Sydney Morning Herald)

Unusually warm seas helped drive annual global temperatures to a record level in 2014 and are likely to ensure this year has a similarly hot start, climate experts say. Two leading US agencies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, have declared last year was the hottest in data going back to 1880, adding to an earlier confirmation by Japan.

June 17, 2014--Climate change threatens tourism as ski slopes thaw, seas rise (NPS Colorado)

Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday.

March 30, 2014--IPCC report: ‘Climate change is happening and no one in the world is immune’ (Post Independent)

From food shortages to loss of species, the latest IPCC report paints a bleak picture for the planet. The negative effects of climate change are already beginning to be felt in every part of the world and yet countries are ill-prepared for the potentially immense impacts on food security, water supplies and human health, a major report has concluded.

December 31, 2013--Climate change worse than we thought, likely to be 'catastrophic rather than simply dangerous' (Huff Post)

Climate change may be far worse than scientists thought, causing global temperatures to rise by at least 4 degrees Celsius by 2100, or about 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Nature, takes a fresh look at clouds' effect on the planet, according to a report by The Guardian.

October 16, 2013--Study: Temperatures go off the charts around 2047 (Denver Post)

Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot—permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu in 2043.

August 7, 2013--Global climate report for 2012 full of warning signs (Summit Voice)

Some of the most compelling signs of global warming impacts continued to come from the Arctic in 2012, where sea ice extent reached a record low and Greenland experienced record surface melting last summer. Another worrying sign is the warming in permafrost regions, where significant thawing could release a new surge of heat-trapping greenhouse gases that would intensify warming.

June 19, 2013--Climate: Careful 100-year temperature analysis shows distinct warming in western Colorado and eastern Utah (Summit Voice)

Western Colorado and eastern Utah have warmed in the last century, and it appears that precipitation in the region has also increased, according to a new analysis of historic climate data compiled by Grand Junction-based National Weather Service forecaster Joe Ramey. General long-term trends include cooling from the 1940s th

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