• The Sea Level Acceleration Trap

    • Date: 13/05/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Although sea-level changed dramatically when we came out of the Ice Age and in the following millennia, historical sea-level change is a relatively recent thing. From the time of the Romans until about 200 years ago there was very little change in sea level. But then something happened, we know not what, that caused the […]

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  • The “Pause” and the Pacific

    • Date: 12/05/15

    One of the major questions in climate science is what changes are natural, what changes are forced by increasing levels of greenhouse gasses, and how do they interplay? In a recent paper focusing on changes in northern hemisphere oceanic temperatures Steinman et al (2015) say that knowing the difference between forced and unforced is essential. They […]

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  • Reality Check: Nearly 3,500 Days Since Major Hurricane Strike

    • Date: 10/05/15
    • Roy Spencer

    But you can be sure that when the current drought in U.S. major hurricane strikes ends, it too will be blamed on humans. As Subtropical Storm Ana churns off the southeast U.S. coast, the global atmosphere has exceeded 400 ppm carbon dioxide content for the first time in…well…who knows? And also on tap for this month (May 25th, […]

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  • Sea Ice: Antarctic Sets New Record, Arctic Flatlines

    • Date: 06/05/15
    • Reporting Climate Science

    Sea ice extent in Antarctica last month set a new record high for the month of April while Arctic sea ice extent in April was essentially the same as it was a decade ago.   Data from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) shows average sea ice extent around Antarctica reached 9.1 […]

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  • Antarctic Sea Ice Expands To New Record In April

    • Date: 04/05/15
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    Time to take a quick look at the sea ice situation down under, as I must have missed it on BBC News. http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/index.html According to NSIDC, a new record high has been set for April, beating last year. Ice is above average virtually all around the continent. Meanwhile, according to Bob Tisdale, Southern Ocean surface […]

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  • The Sun Is Now Virtually Blank During The Weakest Solar Cycle In More Than A Century

    • Date: 30/04/15
    • Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.

    The sun is almost completely blank. The main driver of all weather and climate, the entity which occupies 99.86% of all of the mass in our solar system, the great ball of fire in the sky has gone quiet again during what is likely to be the weakest sunspot cycle in more than a century. Not […]

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  • 2015: Warmest Start Ever?

    • Date: 21/04/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Anyone interested in climate change will have noticed the numerous headlines proclaiming March 2015 to be the warmest month ever and the first three months of 2015 to have broken the record for the warmest start to any year on record. This year has undoubtedly started off warm, but the claim that it is unprecedented and […]

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  • 2015 Hurricane Season Could Be Quietest For 30 Years

    • Date: 20/04/15
    • Chris Burton, The Weather Network

    The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t start until June, but early forecasts suggest this year could be one the quietest on record. Preliminary forecasts from universities in the UK and the US all point to the Atlantic having below average storm activity this year, with some forecasts suggesting there could be near-record breaking low activity. […]

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