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High Temperatures October 2020

September 2020 was the warmest September in the NASA record that goes back to 1880. In the image, September 2020 temperatures are compared to 1951-1980. Global warming is acceleratingSimilarly, Copernicus reports that September 2020 global surface air temperature was the highest September temperature on record. The image below shows temperatures …

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Earthquake hits Alaska October 19, 2020

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale hit Alaska (blue circle on map) on October 19, 2020 8:54 pm UTC. The image shows a screenshot taken October 19, 2020 11:30 pm UTC featuring earthquakes over the past 7 days, with the M7.5 earthquake showing up in …

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Above Zero Celsius at North Pole November 2020

Above image shows that, in October 2020, the Arctic Ocean was very hot. The Copernicus image below shows temperatures averaged over the twelve-month period from November 2019 to October 2020. Keep in mind that, in the Copernicus image, anomalies are compared to the 1981-2010 average. Note that the shape of …

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There is no time to lose

Carbon dioxide levels continue at record levels, despite COVID-19 lockdown, the WMO reports. The increase in carbon dioxide from 2018 to 2019 was larger than that observed from 2017 to 2018 and larger than the average annual growth rate over the last decade. The rise has continued in 2020. The …

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The myth of “net zero emissions by 2050”

by Andrew Glikson [ Oil and gas fracking pads in Texas. Photo: Dennis Dimick ] It should raise people’s hopes to believe “net zero emissions by 2050” will arrest or at least slow-down global warming, had it not been yet another cruel hoax perpetrated in the wake of more than …

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Temperatures keep rising

Temperatures keep rising. Above image uses NASA data that are adjusted to reflect a 1750 baseline, ocean air temperatures and higher polar anomalies, while showing anomalies going back to September 2011, adding a blue trend going back to 1880 and a red trend going back to September 2011. The map …

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An Orwellian climate while Rome burns

by Andrew Glikson The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein. As the world is trying to hopefully recover from the tragic effects of COVID-19, it is reminded there is no vaccine for the existential threat for its life …

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2020: Hottest Year On Record

NASA data show that 2020 was the hottest year on record. The image below shows that high temperature in 2020 hit Siberia and the Arctic Ocean. In above images, the temperature anomaly is compared to 1951-1980, NASA's default baseline. When using an earlier baseline, the data need to be adjusted. …

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