• David Whitehouse: ‘Pause’ For Thought

    • Date: 23/09/13
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    The media’s handling of the ‘pause’ in global surface temperature has been a failure for science communication and science journalism.   This week’s IPCC AR5 report will state that the ‘pause’ in the global land and sea surface temperature observed since 1997 is a real and unexplained phenomenon, despite the IPCC’s head Rajendra Pachauri’s puzzling […]

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  • Climate Consensus ‘Skewing’ Science

    • Date: 20/09/13
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    CONSENSUS decision-making on climate change has oversimplified the problem and how to solve it, and unduly politicised the process, a leading US climate scientist has said. Writing in The Weekend Australian today, Judith Curry, professor and chairwoman of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, said the consensus-building process […]

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  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Breaks All-Time Record

    • Date: 18/09/13
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    According to National Snow & Ice Data Center, Antarctic sea ice extent reached its all time record high on 14th September, increasing to 19.512 million sq km, and beating last year’s record high of 19.477. Records started to be kept in 1979. This year’s record is 941,000 sq km above the long term mean, and continues an […]

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  • Antarctica Sea Ice Extent Hits Record Maximum

    • Date: 16/09/13
    • Sunshine Hours blog

    Antarctica Sea Ice Extent set an all-time record of 19.51234 million sq km on September 14 2013 (Day 257). The old record was 19.47713 million sq km set in 2012. Full story

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  • Atlantic Hurricane Season – A Record-Breaking Dud?

    • Date: 09/09/13
    • Tom Brown, Reuters

    The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which forecasters had predicted would be more active than normal, has turned out to be something of a dud so far as an unusual calm hangs over the tropics. “It certainly looks like pretty much of a forecast bust.” Tropical Storm Gabrielle’s remnants and Systems 99L and 98L are all captured […]

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  • The Hiatus In Global Temperature Explained?

    • Date: 03/09/13
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    The paper by Kosaka & Xie, “Recent global-warming hiatus tied to equatorial Pacific surface cooling,” published on 28 August in Nature, has attracted some comment, not least by the media, some of whom see it as an explanation for the flatness of global surface temperatures over the past decade and a half. The Guardian calls the […]

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  • Is Arctic Sea Ice Rebounding?

    • Date: 27/08/13
    • Steve Goddard, Real Science

    Green shows ice present in 2013 which was not present on this date in 2012. Red shows the opposite. Arctic Sea-Ice Monitor Real Science, 25 August 2013

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  • Polar Bears Have Not Been Harmed By Sea Ice Declines In Summer

    • Date: 19/08/13
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    Polar bear numbers overall have increased, despite the appearance of a ‘stable’ global population since 2001 and significant declines in Arctic sea ice coverage in summer.  The polar bear biologists and professional activists of the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) continue to insist that since 1979 increasingly smaller amounts of Arctic sea ice left at the end of summer (the September […]

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