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New Study Confirms Role CO2 Plays in Driving Global Temperature

Two new research studies quantify greenhouse gas contribution and amplifying effect of CO2 It has long been understood that the natural greenhouse effect, the blanket of heat-trapping “greenhouse” gases, clouds, and water vapor keep Earth from being a frozen, ice-covered ball. One principal skeptic argument regarding the role CO2 plays in global warming has been the vast preponderance of water…

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2009 Warmest Year on Record in Southern Hemisphere

Data just released from NASA indicates that 2009 was the hottest year on record in the Southern Hemisphere, and globally comes in for a “three way tie” as the second-warmest year in the instrumental record (with 2007 and 1998), as Reto Ruedo, co-author of the NASA report, told Joe Romm of Climate Progress last week. According to surface temperature analysis…

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