Tag Archives: heat records

It’s Getting Hotter than Hell

Record heat month after month, season after season, year after year, is the new nornal

It is hot and getting hotter. The evidence for global warming is growing with a long string of successive global heat records. The hottest months, the hottest seasons and the hottest years are stacking up. While individual weather records should not be confused with climate, decades of temperature data convincingly make the case for a warming world. Hot weather forces people to acknowledge our …

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Broken Records: 2015 Hottest Summer, Hottest August, Hottest First Eight Months

August 2015 follows a string of heat records as climate moves into uncharted territory

Saying that it sounds like a broken record has itself become a broken record. The latest State of the Climate report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows August was the hottest on record, with the summer 2015 the hottest summer on record. The first eight months of 2015 surpassed all global heat records. Summer 2015 comes in as the fifth straight …

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Feeling the Heat from Global Temperature Records

Global Temperatures keep rising into record territories. How much more before we take decisive action?

A large and growing body of evidence reveals that the Earth is getting warmer. Month after month, year after year, we are seeing above average global temperature records. Heat waves are smashing records all around the world. July 2015 was no exception even by the standards of a warming world. July is traditionally the hottest month of the calendar year, but all the hottest …

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Don’t Just Clean Your House; Green Your House

An example of a "postmodern" Solaris green home. Any house can be made greener!

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating impact on the East Coast, there has been contentious debate regarding whether or not we can attribute climate change to such a powerful storm. In fact, Bloomberg Businessweek didn’t pull any punches when it pummeled readers with its brash cover story. But regardless of your stance on the issue, we can all agree that climate affects how we experience …

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Feeling the Heat of Global Warming

Record-breaking and intense heat waves are indicative of the trend of a warmer world

For more than a decade there has been increasing evidence of a pronounced warming trend around the globe. Last year we saw a new record for the second highest average global temperature over a 12 month period. This year, the U.S. has experienced widespread record breaking heat waves. Although hot summers are to be expected in the U.S., this year is different. As explained by Christopher Vaccaro, a spokesman for the …

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