• 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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  • Arctic Sea Ice Volume Showed Strong Recovery In 2013

    • Date: 20/07/15
    • Damian Carrington, The Guardian

    Ice in the Arctic staged a surprise revival in 2013, bucking the long-term trend of decline, according to the first analysis of the entire ice cap’s volume. The revival was the result of cooler temperatures that year and suggests that, if global warming was curbed, the Arctic might recover more rapidly than previously thought. The shrinking Arctic […]

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  • Has Pacific Ocean Cycle Flipped To Warming Phase?

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

    The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) may have moved into a warming phase during the last year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US.  A graph showing NOAA’s Pacific Decadal Oscillation Index. Red bars correspond to a positive index and blue bars to a negative index. Courtesy: NOAA The PDO is […]

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  • The Temperature Hiatus … Back Again

    • Date: 09/07/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    If there is one topic that illustrates the state of climate science it is that of the so-called “pause” or hiatus – the observational fact that global surface annual average temperatures, as well as satellite data on the lower troposphere, hasn’t changed for a decade or more. Many scientists have explanations for it, and there […]

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