• NOAA Forecast: El Nothing?

    • Date: 21/05/17
    • Santa Ynez Valley News

    The Climate Prediction Center has backed off its forecast for a weak or moderate El Nino this winter. The NOAA forecast is now for neutral conditions: the infamous El Nothing. At this time of the year, it’s understandable as these predictions often change and here’s why. We’re in the so-called “Spring Predictability Barrier.” In spring, […]

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  • Scientific Government Advisers Complain About Pre-Election Purdah

    • Date: 20/05/17
    • Oliver Moody, The Times

    Scientists are being gagged from speaking to the public by a heavy-handed government media blackout before the general election, according to leading research institutions. Civil servants have for more than a century been barred from talking to the press in the six weeks before polling day, a practice known as purdah that is meant to […]

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  • Bret Stephens Is Right About Progressives and Science

    • Date: 15/05/17
    • Rafael Salazar, RealClearScience

    When Bret Stephens, former columnist at the Wall Street Journal before joining the New York Times, wrote his inaugural column on April 28th, he broke the Internet. His argument that global warming and the human influence on it are real and undisputable, but that many other facets of the climate change debate are “a matter of […]

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  • Pop Goes The Cosmic Consensus? ‘9000 Scientists Can’t Be Wrong’

    • Date: 13/05/17
    • Newsweek

    Stephen Hawking and 32 of his fellow scientists have written an angry letter responding to a recent Scientific American article about how the universe began. In it, they declare their “categorical disagreement” with several of the statements made, and explain why the theory of inflation is still one of the best models for the origin […]

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  • NOAA Downgrades Probability Of 2017 El Nino

    • Date: 12/05/17
    • NOAA Climate Prediction Center

    NOAA has downgraded the probability of an El Nino later this year to 46% from 51% in its April forecast and 53% in March. ENSO-neutral persisted during April, with near-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) observed across the central equatorial Pacific and above-average SSTs in the eastern Pacific [Fig. 1]. The latest weekly Niño index values […]

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  • Antarctic Ice Sheets Stable For Millions Of Years, New Study Finds

    • Date: 08/05/17
    • Financial Express

    The ice sheets of central Antarctica have been stable for millions of years when conditions were warmer than now, a new research has found. Scientists calculated that the mountains have been shaped by an ice sheet over a million-year period, beginning in a climate some 20 degrees warmer than at present. (Reuters) The ice sheets […]

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  • Scientists ‘More Confident Than Ever’ In Global Warming After Studying The Lack Of It For 15 Years

    • Date: 05/05/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    A new study examining explanations for the 10- to 15-year “hiatus” in global warming has scientists “more confident than ever that human influence is dominant in long-term warming.” But climate skeptics are already firing back at the claims. “In a time coinciding with high-level political negotiations on preventing climate change, skeptical media and politicians were […]

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  • Richard Lindzen: Thoughts On The Public Discourse Over Climate Change

    • Date: 01/05/17
    • Prof Richard Lindzen,

    MIT atmospheric science professor Richard Lindzen suggests that many claims regarding climate change are exaggerated and unnecessarily alarmist. Introduction: For over 30 years, I have been giving talks on the science of climate change. When, however, I speak to a non-expert audience, and attempt to explain such matters as climate sensitivity, the relation of global mean […]

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