• 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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  • Too Dangerous To Go Fishing Due To Ice, Canadian Coast Guard Warns

    • Date: 27/05/17
    • CBC News

    The Canadian Coast guard is telling Newfoundland fishermen not to go fishing because of sea ice that’s packed into bays on the northeast coast of the island. “I would definitely say don’t go out,” said Trevor Hodgson, superintendent of ice for the Atlantic region. “If you’re in port, that’s the safest place for you to […]

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  • Colder Than Normal Eastern Pacific Ocean Temps Lower El Niño Bias

    • Date: 20/05/17
    • North Queensland Register

    A number of  forecast models have reduced their El Niño bias for the spring. This is primarily due to colder than normal band of subsurface water in the eastern Pacific Ocean remaining a similar size or even growing in recent months, contrary to the normal El Niño trend. source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology El Niño refers […]

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  • Cosmic Rays On The Rise As Solar Minimum Approaches

    • Date: 17/05/17
    • Meteorologist Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.

    The current solar cycle is the third weakest since record keeping began in 1755 and it continues a weakening trend since solar cycle 21 peaked in 1980. The sun is spotless again today which makes 6 days in a row and marks the 36th day this year – already more than all of 2016 Today […]

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  • An Arctic Surprise

    • Date: 15/05/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    Something surprising is happening with Arctic ice.  It is May and ice should be melting, but instead it is growing and in the unlikely place of Barents Sea.  Click on the image above; it shows the ice positions since April, and you can see on the left how ice refused to leave Newfoundland, and on the […]

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