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2022 Ranked as Sixth Warmest Year on Record

NOAA has ranked 2022 as the sixth warmest year on record while NASA, the Japan Meteorological Agency, Berkeley Earth, and the European Copernicus Climate Change Service has ranked it as fifth warmest. This means that the previous eight years have been the eight warmest years on record, and 19 of the 20 hottest years on […]

2020 Tied for the Warmest Year on Record

NASA and the European European Copernicus Climate Change Service have ranked 2020 as tied for the hottest year on record (with 2016). NOAA ranks 2020 as the second warmest year on record while the Japanese Meteorological Agency has ranked 2020 as the warmest year on record. Differences between agencies are the result of slightly different […]

2020 – The Second Warmest Year on Record So Far

January through July of 2020 has so far ranked as the second warmest year on record, just 0.04 degrees Celsius cooler than 2016. NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information estimates that the year 2020 has a 99.9% chance of ranking in the top 5 warmest years on record by the end of the year. If […]

PNPTC Stream Temperature Report Available for Download

The Phase 2 report of the ongoing PNPTC stream modeling project is now available for download. In 2016, PNPTC began a multi-part project to quantify the changes to freshwater fish habitat in 15 watersheds throughout the eastern Olympic and Western Kitsap peninsulas. The Phase 2 technical summary report quantifies stream temperature changes under two climate […]

2020 National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference

The first biennial National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC) will be held August 31 – September 3, 2020 in St Paul, Minnesota. The conference agenda will include: indigenous knowledge, land, water, relocation, infrastructure, energy systems, food, ecosystems and biodiversity, and health. For more information, registration forms, and conference schedule, please see the official 2020 […]

Second Warmest February and March on Record

The past two complete months have been Earth’s second warmest February and March respectively (NASA, NOAA, JMA, and others). This is a continuation of warmer than normal conditions in which we saw the planet’s second warmest winter (Dec-Feb) in more than a century of record keeping. 2020 is so far on track to become one […]

Warmest January on Record

NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information has recently announced that January 2020 was Earth’s warmest January since record keeping began in 1880. This record is especially interesting as it occurred during a time without an El Niño event being present. Additionally, we are also experiencing a deep solar minimum (where sunspots and solar activity are […]

IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just been released which highlights the importance of oceans, snowpack, and glaciers and how these are being affected by a warming climate. The report highlights the need for coordinated and immediate adaptation and action throughout the world. More information and the full report can […]