Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, October 29, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 53° Clear

Down To Earth

Climate change news

Have you heard the argument about how the Earth has been cooling for the last decade?  So have we, and though we contested that it didn't refute climate change, we also found it hard to hold strong while attacks were made on climate scientist's credibility.  Well now there's this: according to NASA climatologists, a comprehensive analysis of global air and sea temperatures  shows that the planet has not experienced a cooling trend in the past decade and is continuing to warm at a rate of about .3 degrees F per decadeYale 360 reported on these findings earlier in the week saying, "the preliminary study, which NASA scientist James Hansen said will be submitted soon to a peer-reviewed scientific journal, said that only one of the past 10 winters and two of the past 10 summers were cooler than the long-term average in recent decades. And despite a snowy winter in the eastern U.S. and parts of Europe, 2010 is shaping up to be perhaps the hottest year on record, the NASA scientists concluded after looking at EL Nino conditions and other global weather patterns." 

Down To Earth

The DTE blog is committed to reporting and sharing environmental news and sustainability information from across the Inland Northwest.