• Antarctic Has Been Cooling For Almost 20 Years, Scientists Confirm

    • Date: 21/07/16
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    The Antarctic Peninsula, regarded as a “global warming hot spot”, has been cooling for almost 20 years. The Antarctic Peninsula has cooled (blue line) since 1998 — Robert Mulvaney/British Antarctic Survey Natural variability was responsible both for the decades-long warming since the 1950s and more recent cooling, according to research published today in Nature. The […]

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  • The Return Of The Global Warming Pause?

    • Date: 09/07/16
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    RSS have also now published their global temperature anomalies for June, so we can update the comparison with 1998 for them and UAH: http://data.remss.com/msu/monthly_time_series/RSS_Monthly_MSU_AMSU_Channel_TLT_Anomalies_Land_and_Ocean_v03_3.txt   http://vortex.nsstc.uah.edu/data/msu/v6.0beta/tlt/uahncdc_lt_6.0beta5 RSS anomalies have now declined by a full half degree since their peak in February. Both datasets have now been tracking below 1998 levels for the last three months. […]

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  • Spectacular Drop In Global Average Satellite Temperatures

    • Date: 01/07/16
    • Roy Spencer

    Second largest 2-month drop in global average satellite temperatures– Largest 2-month drop in tropical average satellite temperatures. The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for June, 2016 is +0.34 deg. C, down 0.21 deg. C from the May value of +0.55 deg. C (click for full size version):   This gives a […]

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  • Will La Nina Resume the “Hiatus?”

    • Date: 27/06/16
    • David Whitehouse

    It’s clear that the intense El Nino, one of the three strongest on record, is now over and forecasters are expecting a transition to La Nina conditions within a few months. What does this mean for the much-discussed “pause” or “hiatus?” Australia and NOAA have issued L Nina alerts for 2016/7. In mid-May the sea […]

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  • Coral Reefs Doing Better Than Expected in Many Areas

    • Date: 16/06/16
    • Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic

    Despite the unprecedented extent of coral bleaching around the world, a major new study has also found “bright spots” where corals are doing significantly better than anyone expected. Local fishermen are often good stewards of the ocean, a new study finds. Here, villagers from New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea, work their waters.  Photograph by […]

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  • La Nina Is Coming And Temps Are Dropping Fast

    • Date: 16/06/16
    • Paul Dorian, Vencore Weather

    Global temperatures have already been dropping noticeably during the past couple of months – typical of post El Nino time periods – and should continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Overview The collapse of El Nino in the tropical Pacific Ocean has continued throughout the spring season and it should evolve into La […]

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  • Has Sea-Level Stopped Rising In Hong Kong?

    • Date: 15/06/16
    • Prof Wyss Yim, Hong Kong Engineer

    Hong Kong’s tide gauges record shows a pause in the rise of sea level for almost 20 years Sea-level record based on tide gauges in Victoria Harbour 1954-2015 (Source: Hong Kong Observatory website http://www.hko.gov.hk) Hong Kong has extensive urbanised low-lying coastal land reclamations threatened by short-term typhoon-induced storm surges and long-term future sea level rise. It […]

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  • Pacific Stalagmites Cast Doubt On Climate Models And Projections

    • Date: 10/06/16
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Alena Kimbrough in Liang Luar cave on Flores Click on image to enlarge There are many who will not like this recent paper published in Nature Communications on principle as it talks of the hiatus in global temperatures for the past 20 years or so, that the Little Ice Age was global in extent, and […]

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