• 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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  • NASA’s Carbon Observatory Takes Off: Let The CO2 Hunt Begin

    • Date: 03/07/14
    • Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times

    In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, NASA’s brand new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 successfully reached its final destination: space. It still has three weeks of maneuvers to do before it reaches its ultimate orbit 438 miles above the Earth. But by the end of the month it should be fully launched on its scientific mission: […]

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  • Is An El Nino Impeding Indian Monsoon Progress At Present?

    • Date: 01/07/14
    • Madhav Khandekar, The Global Warming Policy Foundation

    The Indian summer (June-September) monsoon impacts over 1.7 billion people of the Indian subcontinent and its timely progress, from the onset at the southern tip of India  around the 1st of June till about the 27th of June, when it is generally established all over India, is crucial for India’s agriculturally dominated economy. Besides agriculture, the summer […]

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  • A Solar Show With Mixed Reviews

    • Date: 01/07/14
    • Kenneth Chang, The New York Times

    Solar maximum is now. Indeed, the maximum — the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle, when the sun erupts with solar flares and energetic bursts of electrons and protons — may have already passed. Three X-class solar flares, the most powerful type, erupted June 10 and 11. The images are from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. CreditImage by […]

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  • El Nino Intensity Cannot Be Known Beyond Two Months, Says Research Body

    • Date: 30/06/14
    • Alicia Villegas, Undercurrent News

    ENFEN, the Peruvian institution researching El Nino, maintains its projection of weak to moderate warm conditions off the coast of Peru for the next two months. A further forecast would require a “crystal ball”, Grinia Avalos, climatology director at Senamhi — the National Service of Meteorology researching along with ENFEN — told Undercurrent News. “We speak about an […]

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