BERLIN — The cost of keeping global warming in check is “relatively modest,” but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.
Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that heresy.
This article originally appeared in The Conversation.
Why aren’t climate scientists winning the argument on climate policy? It sure isn’t for lack of effort.
Do you know Arizona’s traditional five C’s? I’m talking about the most important elements of Arizona’s economy during the state’s development from a U.S. territory through statehood and well into the 20th century.
Earlier this year, scientists at the NOAA Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii announced a major threshold in the Earth system had been crossed: the concentration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has now passed a level not seen in the last 3 million years.
Much of the heat that was supposed to fire up the globe’s air in the past 15 years — but didn’t — has gone into the ocean, a University of Arizona oceanographer said Friday.
Richard Brusca says he has always emphasized that the Sonoran Desert is much more than the cacti and creosote of the Tucson Basin.
Monsoon's rainy first month brought rain, lightning and cooler temps, but severe-to-extreme drought remains a concern in 94 percent of Arizona.
According to an updated three-month forecast from the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center, Tucson's chances for rain are looking up.
Unfortunately, Saturday's first monsoon rainfall wasn't spread equally around the Tucson metro area, according to preliminary data from the Pima County Regional Flood Control District.
Today is the official first day of monsoon. Take a look at this short presentation from the National Weather Service, Tucson Weather Forecast Office, which explains what we can expect from the summer rainy season.
Who can forget this past February's record low evening
temperatures and burst water pipes? According to the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we should prepare for more
of the same this winter.
It is the worst of times. It is ridiculously hot. It is
uncomfortably humid. And it's not raining nearly enough to make
enduring such nonsense worthwhile.
July was hot — just as you might have expected. It was the 16th
hottest on record; and through seven months, 2011 is already the
19th warmest recorded.
As this week's weather pattern in Tucson reveals, monsoon's
rains are not constant. Instead, these thunderstorms occur in a
pattern of bursts and breaks. This graphic explains how it
First, the good news, Tucson.
The first citywide monsoon storm of the season added some extra
fireworks to Tucson's Independence Day celebrations.
So, you probably already know monsoon is a season. In the past,
this season was ushered in based on the dew-point data: Have three
days in a row at average dew point of 54 degrees or higher? Well,
then monsoon started on the first of those three days.