• Lessons from Typhoon ‘Haiyan’

    • Date: 12/11/13
    • Axel Bojanowski, Spiegel Online

    Many at the climate conference in Warsaw and around the world see a link between global warming and the devastating typhoon in the Philippines. But several studies point to other causes — and even more worrisome trends. The UN climate conference got off to a deeply emotional start in Warsaw on Monday. “It’s time to […]

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  • No Trend In Landfalling Tropical Cyclones Of The Philippines

    • Date: 11/11/13
    • CO2 Science Magazine

    Despite global warming during the 20th century the number of tropical cyclones annually making landfall in the Philippines did not experience any net change. All variability was merely oscillatory activity around a mean trend of zero slope. Reference Kubota, H. and Chan, J.C.L. 2009. Interdecadal variability of tropical cyclone landfall in the Philippines from 1902 […]

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  • Climate Change: Patterns Of Evidence

    • Date: 08/11/13
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    It has been said often that man-made climate change is not revealed in any specific climate parameter but by a “pattern of evidence.” So what is happening to some of the potential candidates for inclusion in the climate change “pattern of evidence?” Any one changing parameter, such as global temperature, ice sheet changes, stratospheric cooling, changing […]

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  • What Is Happening To The Oceans?

    • Date: 01/11/13
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Click on image to enlarge. New research carried out by and published in the journal Science (University press release) is providing fascinating new insights about how the heat content of the oceans have been changing over the last few thousand years, as well as providing yet more evidence that the Medieval Warm Period and the […]

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  • Cold Winters, Hot News

    • Date: 30/10/13

    There has been a rather unnecessary blogosphere fuss about a TV report by BBC North East weatherman Paul Hudson, whose reports on the science of climate change have been the most informed of any reporter working for the BBC. He produced a brief TV report suggesting that Northern Europe, and in particular his North East […]

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  • Gaia In Action: Coral Reefs Have Inbuilt Mechanism That Adapts To Local Temperature

    • Date: 27/10/13
    • Colin Schultz, Smithonian blog

    New research has found that coral can release a chemical that helps them engineer their environment and stave off warming. Coral reefs are on the receiving end of the battering ram that is anthropogenic climate change. With their vibrant colors and exotic fish, they’re the poster child of ocean degradation, and they get a lot of attention because […]

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  • Atlantic Hurricane Season Quietest In 45 years, Experts Say

    • Date: 25/10/13
    • Tom Brown, Reuters

    The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season looks set to go down as a big washout, marking the first time in 45 years that the strongest storm to form was just a minor Category 1 hurricane. There could still be a late surprise in the June 1-November 30 season, since the cyclone that mushroomed into Superstorm Sandy […]

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  • New Paper: PDO Controls North American Temperatures Via Changes In Cloud Cover

    • Date: 24/10/13
    • The Hockey Schtick

    A paper published today in Atmospheric Research describes a mechanism by which changes in the natural Pacific Decadal Oscillation [PDO] affect air temperatures and water vapor, which subsequently affects cloudiness over North America [planetary albedo], and therefore land surface temperatures. As noted by Dr. Roy Spencer in his book, “The most obvious way for warming to be caused naturally is for small, natural […]

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