Global Warming

A stark tally of the heat records that fell in 2019

Some 26,000 weather stations around the planet constantly feed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data on land temperatures. And separately, a fleet of ships, buoys, floats, and marine rigs take readings of the globe’s sprawling oceans.  Taken together, the agency has a firm understanding of the global climate. It’s warming.  2019 is a…

Even 50-Year-Old Climate Models Correctly Predicted Global Warming

Even 50-Year-Old Climate Models Correctly Predicted Global Warming (sciencemag.org) Posted by BeauHD on Thursday December 05, 2019 @05:00AM from the predicting-the-future dept. sciencehabit writes: Climate change doubters have a favorite target: climate models. They claim that computer simulations conducted decades ago didn’t accurately predict current warming, so the public should be wary of the predictive…

Melting Ski Resorts Have a Snow Machine Problem

In late October, the snow elves—that is to say, employees—of the Zermatt Bergbahnen AG ski area in Switzerland fire up their secret weapon: a 30-ton snow-generating goliath known as Snowmaker. For 20 days straight it runs around the clock, churning out 1,900 tons of snow per day. That snow is then ferried up the mountain…

The World Solved the Ozone Problem. It Can Solve Climate Change.

Nearly 50 years ago, three chemists named Mario Molina, Sherwood Rowland and Paul Crutzen found evidence that chlorofluorocarbons, chemicals known as CFCs and released from aerosol sprays, were weakening the ozone layer that functions as the earth’s natural sunscreen protecting humans, animals and plants from harmful radiation.The discovery made big news and rattled the public.…

Climate change models have been kicking ass since the 1970s

Half a century ago, before the first Apple computer was even sold, climate scientists started making computer-generated forecasts of how Earth would warm as carbon emissions saturated the atmosphere (the atmosphere is now brimming with carbon). It turns out these decades-old climate models — which used math equations to predict how much greenhouse gases would…

Climate Models Have Been Right For Decades

Scientists have for decades created accurate models to predict the future impacts of global warming, a new study has found.Published in Geophysical Research Letters on Wednesday, the research examines 15 climate models used between 1970 and 2007 to predict how warm the Earth was going to become. Now that the world has lived through the…

‘Maybe It Will Destroy Everything’: Pakistan’s Melting Glaciers Cause Alarm

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