There’s been quite a bit of publicity about planet Earth hitting its hottest yearly average temperature on record — for the third year in a row. The New York Times ran the story on page 1:
As part of an ongoing comedy routine, David Whitehouse of GWPF (Global Warming Policy Forum) now claims that the “pause” in global warming — the one that never happened — actually never went away. The funniest part is how lame his arguments are.
The title is a bit of a pun, since it refers to both the “big 3” global temperature data sets — NASA, NOAA, and HadCRUT4 — it also refers to the third year in a row global temperature has set a new record.
Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annually-scheduled release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2016 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 18.
The teleconference panelists are:
Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York
Deke Arndt, chief of the global monitoring branch of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, North Carolina
Media can participate in the teleconference by calling 888-323-5258 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 415-228-4837 (international) and use the passcode “climate.”
Audio of the briefing, as well as supporting graphics, will stream live at:
Seems there’s a twitter account worth reading:
It’s here: https://twitter.com/ivanka/status/821286796491362304
You can read more about it here.
The people of Tampa Bay, in order to prepare for all the problems that will come with sea level rise, responded to Florida’s 2015 Peril of Flood Act by having their Climate Science Advisory Panel (CSAP) produce a Recommended Projection of Sea Level Rise in the Tampa Bay Region. They proposed multiple projections, which were then used to estimate how the region, its people, and its facilities were at risk in a recently released study by the Tampa Planning Commission.