• The Sun Has Gone Completely Blank

    • Date: 05/06/16
    • Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.

    The sun has gone completely blank. There are currently no visible sunspots – a sure sign of an approaching solar minimum – and this is the first spotless day on the sun since 2014. In fact, there has been only one spotless day on the sun since 2011 – until today that is. There are […]

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  • Great Barrier Reef: Scientists ‘Exaggerated’ Coral Bleaching

    • Date: 04/06/16
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    Activist scientists and lobby groups have distorted surveys, maps and data to misrepresent the extent and impact of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, ­according to the chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Russell Reichelt. A full survey of the reef ­released yesterday by the author­ity and the Australian Institute of […]

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  • NASA: 10 Year Major Hurricane Drought For U.S. Continues

    • Date: 03/06/16
    • Anthony Watts, Watts Up With That

    Hurricane season started June 1st, and with it an unprecedented 10 year long drought of U.S. landfalling hurricanes that are Category 3 or higher. Bonnie, the second tropical storm of the 2016 season, drenched parts of the Atlantic coast from Georgia to Rhode Island with up to 8 inches this past Memorial Day weekend. What’s […]

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  • Met Office: Gulf Stream Slowdown Due To Nature Not Climate Change

    • Date: 29/05/16
    • Reporting Climate Science

    Natural long term cycles in the ocean and not climate change are behind the well publicised slow down in the Gulf Stream that has been observed in recent years, according to new research from Met Office scientists. The observed decrease in the so called Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation – of which the Gulf Stream is […]

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  • El Niño Ends As Tropical Pacific Ocean Returns To Neutral

    • Date: 24/05/16
    • Australian Bureau of Meteorology

    The tropical Pacific Ocean has returned to a neutral El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) state. Sea surface temperatures across the tropical Pacific have cooled to neutral levels over the past fortnight, supported by much cooler-than-average waters beneath the surface. In the atmosphere, indicators such as the trade winds, cloudiness near the Date Line, and the Southern […]

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  • 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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  • March Temperature “Shocker”

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

    The global temperature is up again. It’s a “shocker,” say some and to others indicates a “kind of climate emergency.” According to some figures every one of the past eleven months has been a record for that month. It is, of course, the result of an intense El Niño which is causing the global temperature […]

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