• Reality Check: US Farms Set For Record Corn And Soyabean Harvests

    • Date: 13/08/16
    • World Grain News

    WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its Aug. 12 Crop Production report forecast 2016 U.S. corn production at a record 15.153 billion bushels, up 11% from 13.601 billion bushels in 2015 and compared with trade expectations that averaged 14.8 billion bushels. Average corn yield was forecast at a record 175.1 […]

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  • Record Cold Reported In Greenland

    • Date: 06/08/16
    • Danish Meteorological Institute

    Last month’s weather observations in Greenland established not just one but two new records according to senior climatologist John Cappelen. “The total precipitation received in Tasiilaq was only 0.1 mm in July. This has never happened since we have taken measurements up there – and we have made them there since 1898,” said the climatologist. […]

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  • India’s Foodgrain Output Up Despite Low Rains

    • Date: 03/08/16
    • Vishwa Mohan, Times of India

    NEW DELHI: Despite deficient rainfall and shortage of water in reservoirs last year, India’s foodgrain production in 2015-16 is estimated to be slightly higher than the total production in 2014-15 -thanks to irrigated areas of northwest India where good wheat production more than made it up. However, pulses remain a major worry as its production […]

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  • Antarctic Has Been Cooling For Almost 20 Years, Scientists Confirm

    • Date: 21/07/16
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    The Antarctic Peninsula, regarded as a “global warming hot spot”, has been cooling for almost 20 years. The Antarctic Peninsula has cooled (blue line) since 1998 — Robert Mulvaney/British Antarctic Survey Natural variability was responsible both for the decades-long warming since the 1950s and more recent cooling, according to research published today in Nature. The […]

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  • The Return Of The Global Warming Pause?

    • Date: 09/07/16
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    RSS have also now published their global temperature anomalies for June, so we can update the comparison with 1998 for them and UAH: http://data.remss.com/msu/monthly_time_series/RSS_Monthly_MSU_AMSU_Channel_TLT_Anomalies_Land_and_Ocean_v03_3.txt   http://vortex.nsstc.uah.edu/data/msu/v6.0beta/tlt/uahncdc_lt_6.0beta5 RSS anomalies have now declined by a full half degree since their peak in February. Both datasets have now been tracking below 1998 levels for the last three months. […]

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  • Spectacular Drop In Global Average Satellite Temperatures

    • Date: 01/07/16
    • Roy Spencer

    Second largest 2-month drop in global average satellite temperatures– Largest 2-month drop in tropical average satellite temperatures. The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for June, 2016 is +0.34 deg. C, down 0.21 deg. C from the May value of +0.55 deg. C (click for full size version):   This gives a […]

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  • 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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