The climate in New York City in 60 years could feel like Arkansas now. Chicago could seem like Kansas City and San Francisco could get a Southern California climate if global warming pollution continues at the current pace, a new study finds. In 2080, North Carolina's capital, Raleigh, could feel more like Florida's capital, Tallahassee, while the nation's capital will have a climate more akin to just north of the Mississippi Delta, if the globe stays on its current carbon pollution trend. Miami might as well be southern Mexico and the beautiful mornings in future Des Moines, Iowa, could feel like they are straight out of Oklahoma. That's according to a study Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications that tries to explain climate change better. "The children alive today, like my daughter who is 12, they're going to see a dramatic transformation of climate. It's already under way," said study lead author Matt Fitzpatrick. He's an ecology professor at the University of Maryland's … [Read more...] about Global Warming May Make New York Feel Like Arkansas in 2080, Study Finds
New government data on temperatures around the world offers cold comfort to those who hope that global warming is on the wane. The data, released on Wednesday by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows that 2018 was the fourth-hottest year since 1880, the earliest year for which reliable global temperature data is available. The three hottest years on record were 2015, 2016 and 2017. "In fact, the warmest five years in the record are just the last five years," Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, and one of the experts who described the new data in a Wednesday morning press briefing, told NBC News MACH in an email before the event. "The long-term trends toward warmer temperatures are clear and continuing." The average global surface temperature has risen about 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius) since the 1880s, NASA data showed. NOAA, which uses different baselines and analyzes the data … [Read more...] about Hot streak: NASA warns global warming shows no signs of slowing
The US is in the midst of a polar-vortex event. About 84 million Americans are experiencing subzero temperatures. The polar vortex is an area of circulating cold air that rings the planet’s North Pole. Sometimes that vortex destabilizes, sending surges of Arctic air south. Climate change – specifically melting Arctic ice – may impact how often countries in the Northern Hemisphere experience polar-vortex events and other extreme winter weather. Some research suggests these cold snaps might get more common. The 2019 polar-vortex event continues to sweep the country. Between the US Midwest and East Coast, 84 million Americans are contending with subzero temperatures, CNN reports. Wind chill advisories have impacted 140 million people. Parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin saw windchill temperatures are as cold as minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday – that’s life-threatening. At those temperatures, frostbite can set in within five minutes, according to … [Read more...] about The US is suffering through a polar vortex. Paradoxically, we may have global warming to thank for that.
Keith Matheny Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Jan 30, 2019 It's a question on many blue lips this week, as Michigan braces for below-zero temperatures for its daily high on Wednesday: How can global warming be true when it's so cold? Even President Donald Trump, in a tweet late Tuesday, seemed to question the coexistence of climate change and an arctic chill over much of the U.S. As climate scientists constantly stress, weather does not equal climate. "Weather is day to day, week to week, and climate is the long-term average of all the weather that occurs over a long period of time, like decades," said David Easterling, a climate scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Center for Environmental Information in Asheville, N.C. "You're always going to have these occasional cold-air outbreaks, but we've been having fewer of them over the last few decades." Added John Allen, a meteorologist and climate scientist at … [Read more...] about Polar vortex doesn’t mean global warming isn’t real
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Climate | Cool Beans? Far From It: Global Warming Is Helping to Wipe Out Coffee in the Wild Supported by BySomini Sengupta Jan. 16, 2019 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newslett er Aaron Davis, a British botanist, has spent 30 years trekking across forests and farms to chronicle the fate of one plant: coffee. He has recorded how a warming planet is making it harder to grow coffee in traditional coffee-producing regions, including Ethiopia, the birthplace of the world’s most popular bean, arabica. He has mapped where farmers can grow coffee next: basically upcountry, where it’s cooler. He has gone searching for rare varieties in the wild. Now, in what is perhaps his most disheartening research, Dr. Davis has found that wild coffee, the dozens of … [Read more...] about Cool Beans? Far From It: Global Warming Is Helping to Wipe Out Coffee in the Wild