• Are The Oceans Really Dying?

    • Date: 17/02/15
    • Ivo Vegter, Daily Maverick

    Whenever environmental doomsayers run out of arguments, they turn to the sea for hope – or rather, fear. Fish stocks are collapsing, and if climate change doesn’t get us, ocean acidification will. But how true are these claims? It may not surprise you to learn that I have a lot of conversations about the supposedly […]

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  • Unabated Planetary ‘Warming’?

    • Date: 10/02/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    There is much uncertainty in estimates about ocean warming and its changing heat content. To appreciate that one only has to look at the differences between OHC (Ocean Heat Content) graphs given in the IPCC AR4 and AR5 reports. In the 20th century the sampling of ocean temperature at depth was sparse in both space […]

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  • Sensor Changes Artificially Inflate Temperature Increases At Higher Elevations In Western U.S.

    • Date: 30/01/15
    • University of Montana

    In a recent study, University of Montana and Montana Climate Office researcher Jared Oyler found that while the western U.S. has warmed, recently observed warming in the mountains of the western U.S. likely is not as large as previously supposed. His results, published Jan. 9 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, show that sensor changes […]

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  • Sea Level Dropping In Europe Due To Slope On Ocean Surface

    • Date: 30/01/15
    • National Oceanography Centre

    Research at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered that a ‘slope’ on the ocean surface in the Strait of Gibraltar is lowering the sea level in Europe by 7 cm. This research, published today in Geophysical Research Letters by Prof Chris Hughes of the NOC and University of Liverpool, will help to more accurately […]

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  • Met Office Confirms 2014 Continues Global Warming ‘Pause’

    • Date: 27/01/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    With the release of the 2014 HadCRUT4 data by the UK Met Office, and the previous release of global temperature data by Berkeley Earth, Nasa and Noaa, the main conclusion to be drawn from the data is that 2014 was a warm year, but not statistically distinguishable from most of the years of the past […]

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  • Is Sea Level Accelerating?

    • Date: 19/01/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Every new research paper and the headlines it generates should always be treated with a healthy dose of scepticism. “Rate of Sea Level Rise ‘Steeper’,” says the BBC. “Sea level rise faster than previously thought,” says the Guardian. Reading some of the articles emerging from a recent research paper you would have thought that it was […]

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  • 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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