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Summer 2019 ties for warmest on record in N. Hemisphere

September 17, 2019 0 Comments
Summer 2019 ties for warmest on record in N. Hemisphere

  In looking back at meteorological summer (June through August), Wisconsin had a relatively cool one.  Temperatures generally were a few degrees cooler than normal in June and August, while above normal in July.  There were very few 90 degree days in central or northern Wisconsin.  So it might come as a surprise to you […]

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More clickbait AGW headlines

September 12, 2019 0 Comments
More clickbait AGW headlines

You know that the “climate change” (anthropogenic global warming, or AGW) headlines are getting over-the-top when the head of the World Meteorological Organization has to come out and say that it is not “the end of the world” and that people should stop making such extreme statements. It is not that there won’t be challenges, […]

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Mapping carbon monoxide from large fires

September 8, 2019 0 Comments
Mapping carbon monoxide from large fires

  Carbon monoxide of course is one of the byproducts of fires.  It has implications in terms of climate change and air pollution among others.  It’s important that we are able to observe it and track its movements with some precision in the atmosphere.  New tools aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite are detecting it better than […]

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July 2019 continues the global hot streak

August 18, 2019 1 Comment
July 2019 continues the global hot streak

  According to NOAA July 2019 was a record setter across the globe.  The average land and ocean surface temperature was the hottest it has been in the 140 years of record keeping.  It checked in at 1.71 degrees F above the 20th century average.  This comes on the heels of June 2019, which was […]

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May 2019 continues the global warm streak

June 23, 2019 0 Comments
May 2019 continues the global warm streak

Even though Europe, North America, and the Caribbean had their coolest May in the past 10 to 15 years the world as a whole was still much warmer than normal.  In fact according to NOAA, May 2019 had a global land / sea temperature average 1.53 degrees above the 20th century average.  That makes it […]

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The Pragmatic Path Forward

June 20, 2019 0 Comments
The Pragmatic Path Forward

For whatever reason, there has recently been a lot of “heightened discussion” about anthropogenic global warming (aka, AGW or “climate change”). It tends to go in cycles. There have been some protests in Europe recently and more than a few politicians, newspapers, and scientists have been literally proclaiming the “end of the world” (here, here, […]

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A great new tool to measure water vapor & other gases in the sky

June 18, 2019 0 Comments
A great new tool to measure water vapor & other gases in the sky

  I ran across an article from NASA that is really exciting.  NASA has developed a new instrument,  called the High Altitude Lidar Observatory (HALO).  It will measure many types of gases in the atmosphere more directly and with more precision than ever before.  The one in particular that researchers think it will make the biggest […]

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Bad headlines again

May 30, 2019 0 Comments
Bad headlines again

Some of you might recall that I was recently distraught about poorly written headlines proclaiming “decades long drought” or “19 year-long drought” in the American West, particularly in the southwest. It has been drier than average in these areas, but the dry periods have been interspersed with times of ample precipitation, as anyone can see […]

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April 2019, 2nd warmest April on record for our planet

May 21, 2019 1 Comment
April 2019, 2nd warmest April on record for our planet

Even though we have been having cool weather this Spring in the Upper Midwest and much of Central Canada, most of the world has been running warmer than normal.  In fact in the latest report from NOAA, the global land and ocean temperature average for April 2019 was 1.67 degrees F above the 20th century […]

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What is an emergency?

May 21, 2019 0 Comments
What is an emergency?

When I say the word “emergency”, what comes to mind? Something urgent? Something that is happening now that needs immediate action? People are in danger? The dictionary defines “emergency” as such: a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action. If your house starts on fire, that would be considered an emergency. When […]

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