Weather, climate change, and related matters in 2015

Categories: Analysis
Published on: December 30, 2015

ScienceBlogs / Greg Laden / 28 December 2015

global-warming-earth-on-fireI had considered writing an accounting of all the outlandish weather events of 2015, but that project quickly became a tl:dr list of untoward happenings which is both alarming and a bit boring, since it is so long. So, I decided to generate something less comprehensive, focusing more on the context and meaning of the diverse and impressive set of outcomes of anthropogenic global warming, an historically strong El Niño, and, well, weather which is already a pretty whacky thing.

It should be noted right away that 2015 is the last year in which any human alive will see CO2 levels dip below 400 parts per million.