• 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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  • Solar Activity Lowest In 100 Years

    • Date: 07/06/17
    • David Archibald, Watts Up With That

    Solar cycle 24 has seen very low solar activity thus far, likely the lowest in 100 years.   Figure 1: F10.7 Flux 2014 – 2017 The F10.7 flux shows that over the last three and a half years the Sun has gone from solar maximum through a bounded decline to the current stage of the […]

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  • Hiatus Studies Drive Climate Research

    • Date: 02/06/17
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    The reduction in global temperature after the recent El Nino continues though not as swiftly as some predicted. The next few months will be interesting to see if it returns to levels seen before the recent El Nino took place when global annual average temperatures changed little for at least 15 years. Whilst some are […]

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  • Reality Check: Africa Has Become Much Greener In The Last 20 Years

    • Date: 29/05/17
    • Not-A-Lot-People-Know-That

    Scientists have quantified for the first time how vegetation across the African continent has changed in the past 20 years. Thirty six per cent of the continent has become greener, while 11 per cent is becoming less green. In Africa, a fight is happening. On one side natural forces are making the continent greener, and on the […]

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