PMEL in the News
Warm, to frigid, to hot: Should Seattle expect to see more big weather swings with climate change?
Seattle experienced a weird weather streak for the early part of 2019. January was warmer than usual. February was bitterly cold and snowy, which continued through the early part of March. Then, this week, winter ended with record-breaking warmth, not just for the season but for the whole month. Nick Bond is quoted.
Mild El Nino Ahead Part 2
Join Bob Larson and Nick Bond on the Washington State Farm Bureau Report talking about El Nino in spring 2019.
Northwest Washington seeing more extreme heat
Like the rest of the United States, northwest Washington is now seeing more record high temperatures than record lows. While data for Skagit County isn’t readily available, data for neighboring counties to the north and east shows the region is seeing a greater ratio of record highs to record lows compared to the nationwide average. Nick Bond is quoted.
'Monster' El Nino a chance later this year, pointing to extended dry times
Relief for Australia's drought-hit regions could be a long way off, with climate influences in the Pacific and Indian oceans tilting towards drier conditions and a "monster" El Nino a possibility by year's end. Mike McPhaden is featured.
The ocean absorbs billions of tons of carbon every year, and the process is accelerating, study shows
Newly published research analyzed more than 100,000 seawater samples worldwide and found the oceans are absorbing about 31 percent of human-caused carbon emissions. It’s “a huge service the oceans are doing,” says a co-author, in Seattle. Richard Feely is quoted.