• Texas Major Hurricane Intensity Not Related to Gulf Water Temperatures

    • Date: 30/08/17
    • Roy W. Spencer

    As the Houston flood disaster is unfolding, there is considerable debate about whether Hurricane Harvey was influenced by “global warming”. While such an issue matters little to the people of Houston, it does matter for our future infrastructure planning and energy policy. Let’s review the two basic reasons why the Houston area is experiencing what […]

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  • Flooding Not Increasing In North America And Europe, New Study Confirms

    • Date: 30/08/17
    • G.A. Hodgkins et al., Journal of Hydrology, September 2017

    “The results of this study, for North America and Europe, provide a firmer foundation and support the conclusion of the IPCC that compelling evidence for increased flooding at a global scale is lacking.” Fig. 2. Monthly distribution of floods with ≥25 year return periods for 1204 study gauges from 1961 to 2010, by major Köppen-Geiger climate for […]

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  • Persistent August Arctic Ice

    • Date: 29/08/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    Northern Hemisphere ice extents has moved above the decadal average in recent days.   (The image above shows ice extents for yesterday, day 239, from 2007 to 2017.  Particularly interesting is the variation in the CAA (Canadian Arctic  Archipelago), crucial for the Northwest Passage.  (The region is located just north of the word “Sea” in […]

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  • Modern Warm Period Not Unprecedented, Chinese Academy Of Sciences Study Finds

    • Date: 23/08/17
    • Chinese Academy Of Sciences

    “We found four warm epochs,” says Prof. Quansheng Ge. Data show records for the periods AD 981–1100 and AD 1201–70 are comparable to the present warm period.   2,000-year temperature reconstruction in China. Credit: Yang Liu & Jingyun Zheng A great deal of evidence relating to ancient climate variation is preserved in proxy data such […]

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  • India’s 50-Year Dry Spell Ends As Monsoon Rains Strengthen

    • Date: 21/08/17
    • India New England News

    An MIT study published in Nature Climate Change finds that the Indian summer monsoons, which bring rainfall to the country each year between June and September, have strengthened in the last 15 years over north central India. This heightened monsoon activity has reversed a 50-year drying period during which the monsoon season brought relatively little […]

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  • Global Ocean Cooling Continues

    • Date: 15/08/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    July Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) are now available, and we can see further ocean cooling led by plummeting temps in the  Tropics and the Southern Hemisphere, continuing the downward trajectory from the previous 12 months. HadSST is generally regarded as the best of the global SST data sets, and so the temperature story here comes […]

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  • Some Of The World’s Largest Non-Polar Glaciers Are Expanding, Despite Global Warming

    • Date: 13/08/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    Some of the largest non-polar glaciers in the world are either stable or growing due to a “vortex” of cold air over a 1,200-mile section of the greater Himalayan mountain range in central Asia, according to a new study. Climate models haven’t been able to reproduce the phenomenon, which is keeping Karakoram mountain range glaciers […]

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  • One Billion Chinese Are Living Through A 20-Year Cooling Trend

    • Date: 08/08/17
    • Daily Caller

    Eastern China is in the midst of a two decade-long cooling trend, according to a new study, which labeled it a continuation of the “warming hiatus” that global temperatures experienced in the early 21st Century. “During the past two decades since 1997, eastern China has experienced a warming hiatus punctuated by significant cooling in minimum […]

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