• Global Temperature “Pause” To End Dramatically, New Paper Claims

    • Date: 12/03/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    You have to be very careful with averages, they are not as simple as you might think. That thought was uppermost in my mind when I was reading a recent paper in Nature Climate Change. It had been written up by the Press Association (PA) and repeated by the Guardian, I guess that its multitude […]

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  • BBC: Climate Change By The Numbers

    • Date: 04/03/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    The BBC has just aired a documentary called “Climate Change By The Numbers” in which three statisticians tackle the thinking behind three important numbers associated with climate change – 1) the Earth’s temperature increase since 1880 which is 0.85°C, 2) the idea that scientists are 95% certain about it all, and 3) the 1 Trillion […]

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  • Antarctic Sea Ice Did The Exact Opposite Of What Models Predicted

    • Date: 02/03/15
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Climate models can be good tools for predicting future sea ice levels — unless, of course, they are completely wrong. In the case of Antarctica, the climate models were dead wrong, according to a new study by Chinese scientists published in the journal Cryosphere. The study found that most climate models predicted Antarctic sea ice coverage would shrink as […]

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  • Amazing 3-D View Of The Greenland Ice Sheet Opens Window On Ice History

    • Date: 28/02/15
    • Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

    Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA’s Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet, opening a window on past climate conditions and the ice sheet’s potentially perilous future. This new map allows scientists to determine the age of large swaths of […]

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  • The “Pause” Might End Soon, Or Possibly Not

    • Date: 23/02/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    There are many fascinating things about the “pause” – the 18-year long period of no statistically significant global surface warming. One of those interesting things is the language used to describe it, as a new paper in Nature Climate Change demonstrates. Roberts et al (2015) use the other term often used – “hiatus” – in […]

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  • The Official Iceland Temperature Series

    • Date: 21/02/15
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    Now that GHCN and GISS have managed to emasculate the Icelandic temperature record, it is time to present the official version. With special thanks to Trausti Jonsson,  Senior Meteorologist with the Iceland Met Office.   Now that GHCN and GISS have managed to emasculate the Icelandic temperature record, it is time to present the official […]

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  • Drop In Solar Activity And AMOC

    • Date: 18/02/15
    • Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt, No Tricks Zone

    Last month the sun reached a sunspot number of 67.0 and thus was once again below normal in activity: It reached 85% of what is normal for the particular cycle month. Fig. 1: The mean activity of the sun since systematic observations have been conducted is shown in blue and the current cycle (24th cycle, red), along […]

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  • 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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