• Sea Level Rise Slowing

    • Date: 25/04/14
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc

    Since the early 1990s, sea level rose at a mean rate of ~3.1 mm yr−1. However, over the last decade a slowdown of this rate, of about 30%, has been recorded.– Cazenave et al. For background on the topic of sea level rise, see these previous posts: PDO, ENSO and sea level rise 20th century […]

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  • Alpine Glaciers Were Of Similar Size During Medieval Warm Period, New Study Finds

    • Date: 23/04/14
    • The Hockey Schtick

    A new paper published in The Cryosphere reconstructs Alpine glacier fluctuations over the past 1600 years and finds glacier lengths of 7 Alpine glaciers were similar during the Medieval Warm Period and the end of the 20th century. The paper uses a combination of observations shown as the black dots in Fig 1 below and […]

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  • Adaptation Works: How Holland Can Help Britain To Deal With Flooding

    • Date: 22/04/14
    • Will Storr, The Daily Telegraph

    The Dutch are experts at holding back flooding with dikes, muskrat traps, and now an elaborate surf-flattening ‘sand engine’. But what good is all this to water-logged Britain? Twenty million cubic metres of sand was used to build the ‘Sand Engine’ flood defence Twice this year, the Berkshire village in which I live has flooded. […]

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  • Climate Change Proponents Using ‘Medieval’ Tactics: Australian Attorney-General

    • Date: 19/04/14
    • Lisa Cox, The Sydney Morning Herald

    George Brandis has compared himself to Voltaire and derided proponents of climate change action as “believers” who do not listen to opposing views and have reduced debate to a medieval and ignorant level. In an interview with online magazine Spiked, the [Australian] Attorney-General also declares he has no regret for saying Australians have the right to be […]

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  • IPCC Report Summary Censored By Governments Around The World

    • Date: 16/04/14
    • Nick Miller, The Sydney Morning Herald

    A major climate report presented to the world was censored by the very governments who requested it, frustrating and angering some of its lead authors. ‘Some governments [said] we cannot write things that will immediately have consequences in international negotiations’. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Sunday released the “summary for policymakers” in Berlin, intended […]

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  • “The EU’s Climate Policy Has Lost Its Scientific Basis”

    • Date: 16/04/14
    • German Institute for International and Security Affairs

    The IPCC report and the missing [CO2] target will probably have massive implications. The opponents of ambitious climate targets, Poland and the other countries in the Visegrád Group, will use the new IPCC report as an argument in their favour and argue for a weakening of the EU’s climate policy. Interview with Oliver Geden, Senior Research Fellow, […]

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  • Shale Gas Can Help To Prevent Global Warming – IPCC

    • Date: 14/04/14
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Shale gas can help the world to avoid dangerous climate change if it replaces coal in power stations, according to a United Nations report. Global emissions need to fall by at least 40 per cent by 2050 and almost to zero by 2100 to have a good chance of limiting the increase in the average […]

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  • Video: How The BGS Calculated The Shale Gas Resource Figures For Northern England

    • Date: 10/04/14
    • Shale World

    Prof Mike Stephenson explains how the British Geological Survey calculated the shale gas resource figures for Northern England. To know more about the BGS‘ role in the shale gas industry, click here to read an interview with Robert Gatliff, Director of Energy and Marine Geoscience at the BGS. Full story

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