• Arctic Ice Extent: A Reality Check

    • Date: 29/03/15
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    For anybody alarmed at record low Arctic ice claims, it is time to put things into perspective. Arctic ice extent is certainly below average for this time of year, but this is largely due to the lack of ice in the Sea of Okhotsk. This has no effect on the overall state of Arctic ice, […]

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  • Rapid Recovery In Arctic Sea Ice Volume Back To 2006 Levels

    • Date: 24/03/15
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    Despite all of the headlines recently about “record low Arctic ice”, sea ice extent has actually been regrowing for the last two weeks, and is nearly back to where it was on 22nd February.      http://arctic-roos.org/observations/satellite-data/sea-ice/observation_images/ssmi_ice_area.png Most of the shortfall against the 1981-2010 average is in the Sea of Okhotsk, which is utterly irrelevant […]

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  • No Link Between Cyclone Pam and Climate Change

    • Date: 17/03/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Despite what projections there may be for the future, the consensus among experts regarding Cyclone Pam is: there is no clear evidence for a link between the cyclone and climate change. The world is shocked by the devastation caused by not quite record breaking Cyclone Pam on Vanuatu. Its President Baldwin Lonsdale said: “We see […]

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  • Global Temperature “Pause” To End Dramatically, New Paper Claims

    • Date: 12/03/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    You have to be very careful with averages, they are not as simple as you might think. That thought was uppermost in my mind when I was reading a recent paper in Nature Climate Change. It had been written up by the Press Association (PA) and repeated by the Guardian, I guess that its multitude […]

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  • BBC: Climate Change By The Numbers

    • Date: 04/03/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    The BBC has just aired a documentary called “Climate Change By The Numbers” in which three statisticians tackle the thinking behind three important numbers associated with climate change – 1) the Earth’s temperature increase since 1880 which is 0.85°C, 2) the idea that scientists are 95% certain about it all, and 3) the 1 Trillion […]

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  • Antarctic Sea Ice Did The Exact Opposite Of What Models Predicted

    • Date: 02/03/15
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Climate models can be good tools for predicting future sea ice levels — unless, of course, they are completely wrong. In the case of Antarctica, the climate models were dead wrong, according to a new study by Chinese scientists published in the journal Cryosphere. The study found that most climate models predicted Antarctic sea ice coverage would shrink as […]

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  • Amazing 3-D View Of The Greenland Ice Sheet Opens Window On Ice History

    • Date: 28/02/15
    • Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

    Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA’s Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet, opening a window on past climate conditions and the ice sheet’s potentially perilous future. This new map allows scientists to determine the age of large swaths of […]

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  • The “Pause” Might End Soon, Or Possibly Not

    • Date: 23/02/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    There are many fascinating things about the “pause” – the 18-year long period of no statistically significant global surface warming. One of those interesting things is the language used to describe it, as a new paper in Nature Climate Change demonstrates. Roberts et al (2015) use the other term often used – “hiatus” – in […]

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