• 2014: Global Temperature Stalls Another Year

    • Date: 16/01/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    The addition of 2014 global temperature data confirms that the post-1997 standstill seen in global annual average surface temperature has continued for one more year making it now about 17 years in duration.  According to the Nasa  global temperature database 2014 was technically a record “beating” 2010 by the small margin of 0.02 deg C. […]

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  • 2014 Third Warmest Year In Satellite Record

    • Date: 06/01/15
    • Reporting Climate Science

    Satellite measurements of the temperature of the atmosphere rank 2014 as the third warmest year in the satellite record, according to the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). The global average temperature anomaly – that is, the variance to the long term average global temperature between 1981 and 2010 – for the layer of the […]

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  • Reality Check: Extreme Rainfall Not Increasing In England & Wales

    • Date: 29/12/14
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    If I had used 1961 as the start point, there would be the clear increasing trend, which Perry identified. However, looking at the record as a whole, there is nothing unusual about recent years, and certainly nothing which justifies the claim that extreme rainfall is either becoming more common or intense. The Met Office frequently […]

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  • Atlantic Ocean Circulation More Stable Than Thought

    • Date: 25/12/14
    • University of Heidelberg

    The circulation of the Atlantic ocean, which has a major impact on the earth’s climate, is more stable than once thought. Photo: Brisbane, CC BY-SA 3.0:  Greatly simplified diagram of ocean circulation: Warm and very salty surface water (red) transports heat from the southern hemisphere into the North Atlantic. Cooling raises the density of the […]

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  • Arctic Sea Ice ‘More Resilient’ Than Thought

    • Date: 15/12/14
    • Reporting Climate Science

    Arctic sea ice volumes in the autumn of 2014 are above the average set over the last five years and sharply up on the lows seen in 2011 and 2012, according to the latest satellite data. Click to enlarge. Sea ice thickness October-November 2010. Courtesy ESA. Data from the European Space Agency (ESA) CryoSat-2 satellite […]

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  • David Whitehouse: Overheated Media Reporting

    • Date: 04/12/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    You can tell it’s climate conference season because that’s the time when – with 16% of the global temperature data for 2014 still missing – the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the UK Met Office have a guess at (and a press release about) what the global annual temperature at the end of the year […]

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  • David Whitehouse: The Global Little Ice Age

    • Date: 26/11/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    This is an impressive piece of climate research. So why did it not get more media coverage? Is it too cynical to suggest that whilst research showing that the Sun has little influence in contemporary climate change is reported with enthusiasm while work that points in the other direction is overlooked?   Just over three […]

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  • David Whitehouse: Warm Ocean, Warm Year?

    • Date: 22/11/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Some media outlets have been reporting that the oceans are starting to get warmer, and that it signals the end to the current hiatus in annual average global surface temperatures. Mother Nature Network says the pace of ocean warming is speeding up. “Earth’s ocean surface has been hotter in 2014 than any previous year on record, […]

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