• How The BBC Quietly Obliterates And Rewrites Science News

    • Date: 22/11/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    Rewriting science history in the BBC News archive and erasing original content is a dangerous thing to do. One of the most basic things about journalism, especially BBC journalism, is that anyone should be able to find out what the corporation reported on a particular day about a particular story. Imagine wanting to find out […]

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  • NASA Detects A Sunspot From The Next Solar Cycle

    • Date: 20/11/18
    • Spaceweather.com

    Over the weekend, a small sunspot materialized in the sun’s northern hemisphere, then, hours later, vanished again. Such an occurrence is hardly unusual during solar minimum when sunspots are naturally small and short-lived. However, this ephemeral spot was noteworthy because its magnetic field was reversed–marking it as a member of the next solar cycle. Shown […]

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  • Alaska’s Polar Bear Population Is Booming

    • Date: 18/11/18
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    The Chukchi Sea finally has a polar bear population estimate! According to survey results from 2016 only recently made public, about 2937 bears (1522-5944) currently inhabit the region, making this the largest subpopulation in the Arctic. This is exciting news — and a huge accomplishment — but the US Fish and Wildlife Service responsible for the work […]

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  • Earth’s Upper Atmosphere Cooling Dramatically, Cosmic Rays Continue To Increase As Deep Solar Minimum Approaches

    • Date: 05/11/18
    • Meteorologist Paul Dorian, Perspecta, Inc.

    New data from NASA’s SABER instrument on board NASA’s TIMED satellite confirms that our atmosphere is losing heat energy near the edge of space as we approach solar minimum. In fact, if current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold. Daily observations of the number of sunspots since 1 January […]

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  • Moving The Goalposts, IPCC Secretly Redefines ‘Climate’

    • Date: 29/10/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    The IPCC appears to have secretly changed the definition of what constitutes ‘climate’ by mixing existing and non-existing data The definition of ‘climate’ adopted by the World Meteorological Organisation is the average of a particular weather parameter over 30 years. It was introduced at the 1934 Wiesbaden conference of the International Meteorological Organisation (WMO’s precursor) […]

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  • Greenland Ice Sheet 150 Billion Tonnes Above Average

    • Date: 28/10/18
    • Science Nordic

    In 2018, Greenland’s ice sheet has gained almost 150 billion tonnes of snow and ice above the average for 1981-2010. It’s time for the Greenland ice sheet’s annual health report, brought to you by scientists from the Danish Meteorological Institute and Polar Portal. The end of August traditionally marks the end of the melt season […]

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  • Florida’s Major Hurricane Strikes: No Change In 120 Years

    • Date: 12/10/18
    • Roy Spencer

    I’ve updated a plot of Florida major hurricane strikes since 1900 with Hurricane Michael, and the result is that there is still no trend in either intensity or frequency of strikes over the last 118 years: This is based upon National Hurricane Center data. The trend line in intensity is flat, and the trend line […]

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  • US Tornado Activity Lowest In 65 Years Of Record Keeping

    • Date: 05/10/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    A record-low 759 tornadoes formed in the U.S. so far this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Through Oct. 3 of this year, SPC recorded two fewer tornadoes than the previous record-low of 761. Tornado activity has been unusually low in recent years, according to SPC data, which goes […]

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