Dec 30, 2015

The 7 Most Interesting Climate Findings of the Year

by
Brian Kahn
,
WxShift
A revised analysis shows a slight recent uptick in the global average temperature. Credit: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
A revised analysis shows a slight recent uptick in the global average temperature. Credit: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

At Climate Central, we love climate research (but really, who doesn’t?). We cover it relentlessly and a lot of findings have come through our inboxes this year. All those studies are crucial to shaping both what we know about the world we currently live in as well as what we’re in store for in the future depending on how we respond to climate change. But there are a baker’s half dozen studies that really piqued our interest this year, from the Atlantic circulation slowdown to the disappearance of the global warming slowdown. While the seven were all fascinating and critical, some also created controversies that are still ongoing.