• NOAA: Another Quiet Year For U.S. Tornadoes, And Much Weaker Than In The 1970s

    • Date: 24/06/17
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    NOAA have been very slow in releasing the final tornado data for 2016, but it is finally out now. As the provisional indicated at the time, last year was another very quiet year for tornadoes, and continued the pattern of a lower level compared to the 1970s. http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/#data Perhaps even more marked is the decline in […]

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  • David Whitehouse: The Global Warming Hiatus Is Real

    • Date: 23/06/17
    • David Whitehouse, Financial Post

    The global warming ‘hiatus’ is the most talked about and researched topic in climate science Few things illustrate the poor state of the communication of climate science better than the reaction to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s comments about global temperatures in the past 20 years. It was made in written comments to the […]

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  • As Pacific Ocean Cools, El Nino Is Cancelled

    • Date: 22/06/17
    • Bloomberg

    The chances of El Nino making a comeback this year are getting close to nada. All eight climate models surveyed by Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology suggest tropical Pacific Ocean temperatures are likely to remain neutral for the second half, it said on its website on Tuesday. That reverses a June 6 report that showed four […]

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  • After El Nino Ends, Coral Reef Bleaching Comes To An End

    • Date: 21/06/17
    • AFP

    Coral reef bleaching may be easing after three years of high ocean temperatures, the longest such period since the 1980s, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday. Bleached corral at the Great Barrier Reef.  Image: CORALWATCH Its experts said satellite data and other analysis showed widespread bleaching was no longer occurring in all three […]

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  • New Study: Scientists Find Recent UK Flooding Is Not Unprecedented

    • Date: 17/06/17
    • Neil Macdonald and Heather Sangster (2017), Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21: 1631-1650.

    This paper presents the first coherent large-scale national analysis undertaken on historical flood chronologies in Britain, providing an unparalleled network of sites (Fig. 1), permitting analysis of the spatial and temporal distribution of high-magnitude flood patterns and the potential mechanisms driving periods of increased flooding at a national scale (Britain) since AD 1750. The apparent […]

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  • Ocean Cooling Resumes

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    May Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) are now available, and we can see ocean cooling resuming after a short pause from the downward trajectory during the previous 12 months. HadSST is generally regarded as the best of the global SST data sets, and so the temperature story here comes from that source, the latest version being […]

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  • ‘Super Corals’ Are Resilient To Climate Change, Scientists Discover

    • Date: 11/06/17
    • Hannah Osborne, Newsweek

    Scientists have discovered a population of “super corals” that appear to have become resistant to extreme environmental conditions — being able to survive and thrive in hot, acidic and low-oxygen waters. And they now plan to search for more climate-adaptable coral populations within the Great Barrier Reef. The “super corals” discovered within a New Caledonian […]

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  • US Weather Forecaster Downgrade El Niño Chance

    • Date: 09/06/17
    • Reuters

    A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said there are no active El Niño or La Niña patterns and that neutral conditions are likely in the Northern Hemisphere during fall 2017. Figure 1. Average sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies (°C) for the week centered on 31 May 2017. Anomalies are computed with respect to the […]

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