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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #16

Posted on 21 April 2019 by John Hartz

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Story of the Week...

Satellite confirms key NASA temperature data: The planet is warming — and fast

New evidence suggests one of the most important climate change data sets is getting the right answer.

 Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., in July 2016 

The temperature hovered around 100 degrees at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., in July 2016. (Charlie Riedel/AP) 

A high-profile NASA temperature data set, which has pronounced the last five years the hottest on record and the globe a full degree Celsius warmer than in the late 1800s, has found new backing from independent satellite records — suggesting the findings are on a sound footing, scientists reported Tuesday.

If anything, the researchers found, the pace of climate change could be somewhat more severe than previously acknowledged, at least in the fastest warming part of the world — its highest latitudes.

“We may actually have been underestimating how much warmer [the Arctic’s] been getting,” said Gavin Schmidt, who directs NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, which keeps the temperature data, and who was a co-author of the new study released in Environmental Research Letters. 

Satellite confirms key NASA temperature data: The planet is warming — and fast by Chris Money, Climate & Environment, Washington Post, Apr 17, 2019

Editorial of the Week...

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El Niño/La Niña Update...

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Toon of the Week...

2019 Toon 16 

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Coming Soon on SkS...

  • Is the grid ready for electric vehicles? (Jan Ellen Spiegel)
  • A Dose Of Reality: How Climate Change Affects Our Kids, Straight From A Pediatrician (Dr. Susan Pacheco)
  • Inspiring, not depressing, film fest messages (Daisy Simmons)
  • Former climate 'denier' regrets 'how wrongheaded but certain I was' (Karen Kirk)
  • New research this week (Ari)
  • 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #17 (John Hartz)
  • 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #17 (John Hartz)

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2019 Poster 16 

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