Mother Jones , which has often covered NOAA thoroughly, especially since the start of its Climate Desk partnership, missed the report, [Update: Mother Jones did write about the report; read their analysis of sea level rise and baseline temperature here] as did Slate. Perhaps the ever intensifying statistics on climate change are becoming so regular that the “new normal” seems normal.


Alexis Sobel Fitts is an assistant editor at CJR. Follow her on Twitter at @fittsofalexis.