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Climate crisis: last seven years the hottest on record, 2021 data shows

Global heating continued unabated with extreme weather rife and greenhouse gases hitting new highs The last seven years were the world’s hottest on record, with the first analysis of global temperature in 2021 showing it was 1.2C above pre-industrial levels. The assessment of the year, by the European climate agency Copernicus, also found carbon dioxideContinue reading “Climate crisis: last seven years the hottest on record, 2021 data shows”

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Rain Observed at Greenland Ice Sheet Summit for First Time on Record

This past weekend, researchers at the National Science Foundation’s Summit Station observed rainfall at the peak of Greenland’s rapidly melting ice sheet for the first time on record — an event driven by warming temperatures. “This was the third time in less than a decade, and the latest date in the year on record, that the NationalContinue reading “Rain Observed at Greenland Ice Sheet Summit for First Time on Record”

Gulf of Mexico’s ‘dead zone’ larger than average this year

This year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” — an area where there’s too little oxygen to support marine life — is larger than average, according to researchers. Scientists supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined that the area off Louisiana and Texas’ coasts covers about 6,334 square miles (16,405 square kilometers), the agencyContinue reading “Gulf of Mexico’s ‘dead zone’ larger than average this year”

Weather: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver discusses the tension between the public and private worlds of predicting the weather. Nationwide Station Listing Using Broadcast Frequencies 162.400MHz 162.425MHz 162.450MHz 162.475MHz 162.500MHz 162.525MHz 162.550MHz https://www.weather.gov/nwr/station_listing