• Mighty Greenland Glacier Slams On Brakes

    • Date: 14/05/19
    • BBC News

    European satellites have detailed the abrupt change in behaviour of one of Greenland’s most important glaciers. The glacier’s trunk is thickening by 20m a year. In the 2000s, Jakobshavn Isbrae was the fastest flowing ice stream on the island, travelling at 17km a year. As it sped to the ocean, its front end also retreated […]

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  • Deep Solar Minimum Fast-Approaching: Cosmic Rays Continue To Rise

    • Date: 01/05/19
    • Paul Dorian, Perspecta, Inc.

    All indications are that the upcoming solar minimum may be even quieter than the last one which was the deepest in nearly a century. OverviewThe sun continues to be very quiet and it has been without sunspots this year more than half the time as we approach what is likely to be a deep solar […]

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  • Growth Of Antarctic Sea Ice Due To Fewer Clouds, Chinese Scientists Find

    • Date: 27/04/19
    • Xinhua News Agency

    BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) — Researchers have discovered that lower cloud coverage in the Antarctic can promote sea ice growth. Unlike the rapid decline of Arctic sea ice in the warming climate, Antarctic sea ice witnessed a modest extension over the past four decades, according to the paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. […]

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  • Winter comes early down under: Earliest recorded snowfall in Western Australia

    • Date: 20/04/19
    • ABC News

    It is the earliest recorded snow event in the state’s history. Western Australia’s south-west received an unexpected surprise on Good Friday, with snowfall on Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges. A flurry was recorded on the peak, the highest point in the Stirling Ranges, about 100 kilometres north of Albany, after 2:00pm on Friday. It […]

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  • Climate forecasting: the big gap

    • Date: 09/04/19
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF science editor

    There is a gap in climate predictions. It is between the annual and decadal. I was once told by a very eminent climate scientist that he didn’t care what the observations of the real world were, he believed in models, and only models, and they were enough to work out what is going on. But […]

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  • India: Droughts Declining & Famine Eliminated Despite Global Warming

    • Date: 04/04/19
    • Vimal Mishra et al., Geophysical Research Letters, January 2019

    “Overall, our analysis shows that the frequency and severity of major soil moisture drought periods was greatest before 1924.” Drought and famine in India, 1870-2016 Vimal Mishra et al., Geophysical Research Letters, January 2019 Abstract Millions of people died due to famines in India in the 19th and 20th centuries; however, the relationship of historical famines with […]

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  • The Sun’s Magnetic Field Is Ten Times Stronger Than Previously Believed, Scientists Reveal

    • Date: 01/04/19
    • Queen’s University Belfast

    The sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed, new research from Queen’s University Belfast and Aberystwyth University has revealed. The new finding was discovered by Dr. David Kuridze, Research Fellow at Aberystwyth University. Dr. Kuridze began the research when he was based at Queen’s University Belfast and completed it when he moved […]

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  • New Paper: Solar Variability Weakens Trade Winds

    • Date: 29/03/19
    • Aarhus University

    An international team of researchers from United Kingdom, Denmark, and Germany have revealed, that during periods of increased solar irradiance, the trade winds weaken and the Walker circulation in the tropical Pacific shifts eastwards. An international team of researchers from United Kingdom, Denmark, and Germany has found robust evidence for signatures of the 11-year sunspot […]

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