• Will La Nina Resume the “Hiatus?”

    • Date: 27/06/16
    • David Whitehouse

    It’s clear that the intense El Nino, one of the three strongest on record, is now over and forecasters are expecting a transition to La Nina conditions within a few months. What does this mean for the much-discussed “pause” or “hiatus?” Australia and NOAA have issued L Nina alerts for 2016/7. In mid-May the sea […]

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  • Coral Reefs Doing Better Than Expected in Many Areas

    • Date: 16/06/16
    • Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic

    Despite the unprecedented extent of coral bleaching around the world, a major new study has also found “bright spots” where corals are doing significantly better than anyone expected. Local fishermen are often good stewards of the ocean, a new study finds. Here, villagers from New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea, work their waters.  Photograph by […]

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  • La Nina Is Coming And Temps Are Dropping Fast

    • Date: 16/06/16
    • Paul Dorian, Vencore Weather

    Global temperatures have already been dropping noticeably during the past couple of months – typical of post El Nino time periods – and should continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Overview The collapse of El Nino in the tropical Pacific Ocean has continued throughout the spring season and it should evolve into La […]

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  • Has Sea-Level Stopped Rising In Hong Kong?

    • Date: 15/06/16
    • Prof Wyss Yim, Hong Kong Engineer

    Hong Kong’s tide gauges record shows a pause in the rise of sea level for almost 20 years Sea-level record based on tide gauges in Victoria Harbour 1954-2015 (Source: Hong Kong Observatory website http://www.hko.gov.hk) Hong Kong has extensive urbanised low-lying coastal land reclamations threatened by short-term typhoon-induced storm surges and long-term future sea level rise. It […]

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  • Pacific Stalagmites Cast Doubt On Climate Models And Projections

    • Date: 10/06/16
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Alena Kimbrough in Liang Luar cave on Flores Click on image to enlarge There are many who will not like this recent paper published in Nature Communications on principle as it talks of the hiatus in global temperatures for the past 20 years or so, that the Little Ice Age was global in extent, and […]

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  • Global Temperature Plummets As El Nino Fades

    • Date: 08/06/16
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Global average temperature is plummeting as the naturally-occurring El Niño warming event gives way to what’s likely to be a La Niña cooling event later this year.  “Cooling from the weakening El Niño is now rapidly occurring as we transition toward likely La Niña conditions by mid-summer or early fall,” according to the latest satellite data […]

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  • 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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