State of the Climate: Earth’s Temperature

“Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”

That now-famous saying is often attributed to Mark Twain, but in reality he only popularized it when, in a public lecture, he quoted its originator: his friend and sometime co-author Charles Dudley Warner.

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Time Series Lesson 8

It’s here. Enjoy!

Global Warning

A story in the Washington Post highlights the fact that scientists have been warning us about man-made climate change for a long time.

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Global Temperature Update

NASA has released their estimate for global temperature this May of 2016. It came in at 0.93 °C, the hottest May on record, and the latest 12-month running mean is also the hottest on record:


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Time Series Lesson 7

It’s here. Enjoy!

Xena: Dwarf Planet Warrior Princess


In 2006 the IAU (International Astronomical Union) changed the definition of “planet.” Under their new (and still controversial) definition, Pluto is no longer a planet; it’s now a “dwarf planet.”

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Time Series Lesson 6

It’s here.