• Internal Climate Variability or Climate-Warming?

    • Date: 14/08/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    It is becoming a trend in the journal Science – that of publishing articles stating that there is no ‘hiatus’ in annual average global surface temperature. The latest such article is written by Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He’s well-known for two things. Firstly, saying in the 2009 […]

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  • Hudson Bay Sea Ice Highest Since 1992

    • Date: 06/08/15
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    We are seeing one of the extremes in Hudson Bay sea ice variability this year, not only in extent but in distribution of ice. Ice coverage on Hudson Bay this year at 28 July was twice what it was in 2009, the last “late” ice breakup year for which detailed ice maps are available (409 vs. 204 […]

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  • HADCRUT Cool The Past Yet Again

    • Date: 05/08/15
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    HadCrut have just released their latest version 4.4, and guess what? Yes, the past has been cooled again! This is is how things have changed since version 4.3.   As usual we see temperatures earlier in the record being reduced, but more noticeably temperatures have been progressively increased since the 1990’s. The amounts are only […]

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  • El Nino Has Emerged And Is Expected To Strengthen

    • Date: 04/08/15
    • Colin Packham, Reuters

    An El Nino is now well established and continues to strengthen, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said, with models indicating that sea-surface temperature anomalies in the central Pacific Ocean are set to climb to the highest in 19 years. The El Nino, marked by a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, can lead […]

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  • Figuring Out Ice Ages

    • Date: 28/07/15
    • Doug L Hoffman, The Resilient Earth

    Science is far from figuring out ice ages and Earth’s climate in general. A lot has been written about melting ice caps and new mini-ice ages recently. Seems that science can’t decide if we are going to drown in rising oceans or starve because summer will be a thing of the past. This leaves the […]

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  • Arctic Ice: Pausing Rather Than Declining?

    • Date: 21/07/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    The declining Arctic ice cover has been one of the most powerful images of climate change. Most people who follow the debate but who perhaps don’t look at the data, would be excused for holding the opinion that it’s been declining monotonically. Hence the dire predictions that it will be gone in a few years, […]

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  • Arctic Bounces Back, World Returns To Sea Ice Levels Seen In 1980s

    • Date: 21/07/15
    • Lewis Page, The Register

    Just one cool summer caused the much-worried-about Arctic icepack to swell by no less than a third in 2013 and it has grown even more since – more than making good its losses during the previous few years. A figure illustrating Arctic sea ice from September 2012 and August 2013 developed at the NASA Goddard […]

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  • Arctic Sea Ice May Be More Resilient Than Thought, Satellite Data Suggest

    • Date: 20/07/15
    • Reporting Climate Science

    Arctic sea ice may be more resilient than previously thought, according to new research.  Chart of Arctic sea ice volume as measured by CryoSat-2 and as estimated using the PIOMAS ice-ocean model over the period 2010 to 2015. Courtesy: CPOM/Planetary Visions/ESA Satellite data reported in a new paper shows that sea ice volumes in the […]

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