• Ocean Surface Temperatures: How Low Will They Go?

    • Date: 19/03/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    We have seen lots of claims about the temperature records for 2016 and 2015 proving dangerous man made warming.  At least one senator stated that in a confirmation hearing.  Now that HadSST3 data is complete through February 2017, let’s see how obvious is the ocean’s governing of global average temperatures. Ocean temperature measurements come from a […]

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  • How The Recent El Nino Saved Climate Models

    • Date: 13/03/17
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    El Ninos can be used to make computer climate models look better than they are, for a short time at least. The message one is trying to get across when communicating science can depend much on what one doesn’t say. Leaving something vital out can make all the difference and when it’s done it can […]

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  • Reality Check: Winter Snow Extent Continues Rising Trend

    • Date: 08/03/17
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    Hottest year update! NH snow cover this winter has been well above average, ranking 9th highest since 1967.  http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/chart_seasonal.php?ui_set=nhland&ui_season=1 Remember the notorious climate scare?

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  • Weather Forecasters Predict El Niño May Return By Summer

    • Date: 28/02/17
    • Karen Braun, Reuters

    The path to another round of El Niño in 2017 appears to be shortening, as tropical Pacific Ocean waters have been warming at a substantial rate. Several models suggest that El Niño could be comfortably in place as early as May. Weather forecasters have been eyeing for a couple of months a possible return this […]

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  • David Whitehouse: Data, Deflection And The Pause

    • Date: 12/02/17
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    David Rose’s splendid and significant article in last week’s Mail on Sunday certainly caused a stir. The initial reaction, mostly distractions, have been easily dealt with by David Rose in this week’s installment. One of the points raised concerned a paper submitted to the Journal of Climate by Huang et al. It is about the […]

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  • Don’t Be Distracted By Nit-Pickers: This Is Serious

    • Date: 06/02/17

    David Rose’s excellent investigative journalism in the Mail on Sunday has turned up a remarkable story of poor scientific practice, lack of openness and bias regarding the Karl et al (2015) paper in Science. This is the paper that was quickly dubbed the “pausebuster” as it was said to have removed any evidence of a […]

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  • Arctic Sea Ice Grows Back To 2006 Levels

    • Date: 22/01/17
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    Sea ice charts for 18 January from NSIDC Masie show exactly as much sea ice in 2017 as there was back in 2006 – 13.4 million km^2. Masie image below from 2006 (enlarged and cropped from archived version and label re-inserted) shows the distribution of ice was slightly different than this year (less in Baffin Bay/Davis Strait/Labrador Sea, more […]

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  • 2016 Global Temperature: The Pause Never Went Away

    • Date: 19/01/17
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    The Met Office yesterday confirmed that the warm record of 2016 was mainly driven by a very strong El Nino. Not that you would have heard this fact in the news. But Peter Stott, Acting Director of the Met Office Hadley Centre, said in no uncertain terms that, “a particularly strong El Nino event contributed […]

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