• Long-Lost Satellite Data Reveal New Insights Into Natural Variability Of Sea Ice

    • Date: 03/09/14
    • CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder

    In 1964, the Beatles took the world by storm, Lyndon Johnson won his second term as President—and NASA launched the first of seven Nimbus spacecraft to study Earth from space. Fifty years later, experts at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder are recovering long-lost images from old […]

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  • New Paper: No Global Warming For 19 Years

    • Date: 02/09/14
    • Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun

    The Guardian in 2009 predicted five years of rapid warming: The world faces record-breaking temperatures as the sun’s activity increases, leading the planet to heat up significantly faster than scientists had predicted for the next five years, according to a study. The hottest year on record was 1998, and the relatively cool years since have led […]

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  • Antarctic Sea Ice Sets New Record

    • Date: 02/09/14
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    Antarctic sea ice extent continued to set new records in August, finishing the month at 19.154 million sq km, beating the record set last year by 87,000 sq km. http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/index.html http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/archives.html It is worth noting that the climatological maximum, using a 1981-2010 baseline, is 18.581 million sq km, set on average on 22nd September. No […]

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  • The (Latest) Answer To the “Pause”

    • Date: 26/08/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    In popular science journalism the latest is always the best. With all the explanations for the “pause” in global surface temperatures since 1997 – there are now over 30 of them – it is always the most recently published one that is the “answer.” This time it’s the Atlantic Ocean that’s to blame. A paper published in Science says […]

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  • New Study: Increase In Reported UK Flooding Due To Population Growth, Not Global Warming

    • Date: 20/08/14
    • Phys.org

    A rise in the number of reported floods in the UK over the past 129 years can mainly be explained by increased exposure, resulting from urban expansion and population growth, according to new research by the University of Southampton. In one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind, scientists have discovered that although the […]

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  • Sunspots 2014: Two Big Surprises

    • Date: 18/08/14
    • Inform the Pundits

    The newly proposed revisions to the sunspot record going back to 1749 will have some effect on global warming predictions. The current “pause” in global warming may last for many more years to come, perhaps accompanied by some cooling. Rare spotless day observed on July 18, 2014. Credit/spaceweather.com A rare spotless day on the sun […]

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  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Skyrocketing

    • Date: 16/08/14
    • sunshine hours

    Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,354,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. 148th daily record. Full post

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  • A Global Temperature Conundrum: Cooling Or Warming Climate?

    • Date: 12/08/14
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison

    “Data from observation says global cooling. The physical model says it has to be warming.” When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently requested a figure for its annual report, to show global temperature trends over the last 10,000 years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Zhengyu Liu knew that was going to be a problem. “We have been […]

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