• Plants Have Unexpected Response To Climate Change

    • Date: 09/08/14
    • Science Magazine

    Not all species flee rising temperatures. As the mercury has inched upward across western North America over the last 40 years, many plant species have moved downhill, toward—not away from—warmer climates, according to the results of a new study. The finding adds to growing evidence that temperature isn’t the only factor influencing how Earth’s life […]

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  • Predictions Of Arctic Summer Ice Melt Come With Lots Of Uncertainty

    • Date: 02/08/14
    • Yereth Rosen, Alaska Dispatch News

    Every year, as Arctic sea ice thins, scatters and melts, scientists ask: How low will it go? While the long-term trend of less summer Arctic ice is clear, the short-term outlook for total melt in any given year is far murkier, thanks to the many and sometimes highly volatile factors that drive the final outcome. Still, scientists are attempting to […]

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  • 2014: A Record Year

    • Date: 29/07/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    “After the hottest May and June ever recorded and with a looming El Niño predicted to cause global temperatures to spike, Karl Mathiesen, with your help, asks are we living through the hottest year since records began?” So asks the Guardian. Will 2014 break global temperature records and beat 2010? That is an interesting question with […]

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  • “Well-Estimated Global Surface Warming”

    • Date: 23/07/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    This new paper allows great headlines to proclaim that the warming “pause” in global surface temperature is explainable by climate models. As is often the case in climate reporting the details do not back up the headline. Risbey et al (2014) in Nature Climate Change is yet another paper suggesting that the global surface temperature […]

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  • Quiet Sun Baffles Scientists: ‘We Haven’t Got A Foggy Clue’

    • Date: 21/07/14
    • Peter Rugg, Daily Mail

    Researchers are baffled as the sun has gone quiet during a time in its 11-year-cycle when it should be at its most active. ‘It all underlines that solar physicists really don’t know what the heck is happening on the sun’. A nearly spot-free sun as viewed by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on July 18. (Solar Dynamics […]

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  • The Sun Has Gone Quiet

    • Date: 18/07/14
    • The Si Weather blog

    Ten days ago, the sun was quite active and peppered with several large spots. Now the sun has gone quiet and it is nearly completely blank. It appears that the solar maximum phase for solar cycle 24 may have been reached and it is not very impressive. It looks as if this solar cycle is “double-peaked” […]

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  • El Niño 2014: Climate Alarmists Disappointed

    • Date: 11/07/14
    • Steve Davidson, Communities Digital News

    Climate alarmists hoping for a super-El Niño this fall and winter to jolt global warming back into high gear again are likely going to be sadly disappointed. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released its July monthly El Niño report on July 10. The consensus probability for El Niño conditions in the Northern Hemisphere remained unchanged, but indicators of […]

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  • Antarctic Sea Ice Sets New Records

    • Date: 05/07/14
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot of People Know That

    Antarctic sea ice extent has set another record for June. At the end of the month, extent measured 16.284 million sq km, beating the previous record set in 2010 by 370,000 sq km.   http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/index.html Extent has also been well above the climatological norm throughout the last 12 months.   http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/archives.html It is a common […]

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