• Global Ocean Temps Keep Falling, Now Colder Than Before 2015/16 El Nino

    • Date: 31/03/18
    • Run Clutz, Science Matters

    Global ocean temperatures continue to fall and are now colder than they were before the record 2015/16 El Nino. The best context for understanding decadal temperature changes comes from the world’s sea surface temperatures (SST), for several reasons: The ocean covers 71% of the globe and drives average temperatures; SSTs have a constant water content, […]

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  • BBC Regrets Climate Error And Failure To Meet Usual Standards Of Reporting — Then Does It Again

    • Date: 26/03/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    Everybody makes mistakes, and some of them matter. On the BBC’s News at Ten on the 18th January 2018 there were two of them, and the GWPF complained a few days later. The first error was in describing the global temperature of 2017 as the “hottest year on record,” which it wasn’t. The second mistake […]

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  • Paris Shivers In Coldest Consecutive Late March Days Since 1888

    • Date: 21/03/18
    • Mark Vogan

    The Beast from the East 2 has driven some remarkable cold and snow across Europe. Following the biggest snowfall since 2010 and second biggest since 1989 in February, Paris, France observed another 4cm but also observed it’s coldest maximum for late March since 1975 with a high of only 1.7C. The day before it only […]

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  • Short-Lived La Nina Fades Away

    • Date: 13/03/18
    • Bloomberg

    The shortest La Nina in almost a decade has ended, just three months after it began.     Sea surface temperatures have warmed steadily since December and are now in the neutral range, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said in a statement on Tuesday. Most models indicate a neutral pattern will persist into the Southern Hemisphere autumn and winter, it said. […]

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  • Stunned Scientists Discover ‘Supercolony’ Of 1.5 Million Adelie Penguins In Antarctica

    • Date: 03/03/18
    • Sky News

    A massive colony of Adelie penguins has been discovered in Antarctica, surprising scientists who had thought their numbers were in decline.  Researchers are stunned to find such a large number in the remote Danger Islands, seemingly unaffected by climate change. The 1.5 million penguins were spotted on the Danger Islands, a chain of nine rocky […]

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  • The Ross Ice Shelf is Freezing, Not Melting. Scientists Surprised

    • Date: 26/02/18
    • Popular Mechanics

    Scientists were surprised by the results of their study. “It blew our minds,” Christina Hulbe, the glaciologist from the University of Otago in New Zealand, who co-led the project, told National Geographic.   In November, scientists from New Zealand used a hot water drill to go deep into Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf. The shelf, which can be up […]

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  • Russia: Our Polar Bears Are Adapting To Global Warming

    • Date: 22/02/18
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    Russian officials aren’t very worried about how polar bears will survive in the face of man-made global warming. “Representatives of other Arctic regions and the scientific community were more concerned about climatic change and its negative effect on polar bears, but these issues do not loom large with us,” Yegor Vereshchagin, the head wildlife conservation […]

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  • Despite Record Losses in 2017, Global Catastrophe Losses Are Trending Down

    • Date: 06/02/18
    • Roger Pielke Jr., Risk Frontiers

    Despite record weather-related catastrophe losses last year, since 1990 total global catastrophe losses are down by about one third Last July, I observed here that the world had recently experienced an era of unusually low disasters and that streak of good luck was going to end sometime. Little could I know that less than one month later […]

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