• Arctic Sea Ice Back To 2011 Levels

    • Date: 21/05/16
    • Arctic Sea Ice Blog

    2016 is still trailing record low 2011 for this time of year, but the difference has become so small that they are practically on a par. Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar […]

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  • Antarctic Sea Ice Increasing, NASA Confirm

    • Date: 21/05/16
    • JPL/NASA News

    Why has the sea ice cover surrounding Antarctica been increasing slightly, in sharp contrast to the drastic loss of sea ice occurring in the Arctic Ocean? A new NASA-led study finds the geology of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are responsible. Location of the southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current front (white contour), with -1 degree Celsius […]

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    • Date: 17/05/16
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    UK Met OfficeGuardianEl Niño strength was not linked to climate change The current El Niño is declining though the surface temperature has continued to rise as the heat works its way through the system. Temperature measurements in the Pacific have returned to normal (see Fig 1, click on image to enlarge) signaling the probable start […]

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  • 2016 El Nino Not Linked To Global Warming, Says Former IPCC Vice-Chairman

    • Date: 09/05/16
    • Voon Miaw Ping, Malaysian National News Agency

    The current El Nino phenomenon that has brought prolonged drought and sweltering heat to Malaysia is the strongest of the 20 over the last 60 years, but there is no concrete evidence to link its heat intensity to global warming, says former IPCC vice-chairman. Climatologist and oceanographer Prof Dr Fredolin Tangang of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia […]

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  • Uncertain Future For Arctic Ice

    • Date: 05/05/16
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Despite its iconic status no one knows in detail why the arctic ice is declining; warming atmosphere, warming surface or under-ice ocean, more insolation, changing currents? The usual answer is that it is multi-factorial and generally consistent with the predicted Arctic Amplification, seen in many models. But without more detailed knowledge we cannot be completely […]

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  • Atlantic Ocean Showing Signs Of A Significant Shift To Cold Phase

    • Date: 29/04/16
    • Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.

    The Atlantic Ocean experienced a cold phase from the early 1960’s to the mid 1990’s at which time it flipped to a warm phase and that has continued for the most part ever since. The current warm phase, however, is now showing signs of a possible long-term shift back to colder-than-normal sea surface temperatures. Overview […]

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  • More Of The Usual Hype About Arctic Ice

    • Date: 31/03/16
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    Far from collapsing, Arctic sea ice area has been remarkably stable in the last decade. NSIDC has provisionally announced that Arctic sea ice extent has recorded the lowest maximum in the satellite record. This has naturally set the media off ringing alarm bells, like this silly one from Climate Home, “Arctic sea ice fell to […]

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  • Arctic Ice And Another Little Ice Age

    • Date: 24/03/16
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Journalism, especially science journalism, can be either descriptive or analytical. Recently those articles covering climate change have been concentrating on the former to the detriment of understanding the story. Take for example the story about the Arctic sea ice extent reaching record low for this time of year. See here and here. Sounds ominous, especially […]

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