• Did The IPCC AR5 Take The ‘Dangerous’ Out Of Global Warming?

    • Date: 04/10/13
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.

    Abrupt changes that aren’t really abrupt and irreversible changes that aren’t really – er – irreversible. Catastrophe? Er – we don’t know. Section 12.5.5 in the WG1 Report provides some important insights on what is most commonly regarded as the ‘dangerous’ aspects of AGW. For background on this topic, see this previous Climate Etc. post Redefining dangerous climate […]

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  • The First Alpine Glaciers Are Growing Again

    • Date: 30/09/13
    • Fabienne Riklin, Schweiz am Sonntag

    For the Swiss Alps 2013 was a good summer. Not since ten years ago have the glaciers lost as little mass as this year. And some seem to be gaining a little weight.   «It would appear that the Findel glacier is gaining mass», says Swiss glaciologist Matthias Huss. Foto: Keystone The Findel glacier high above […]

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  • David Whitehouse: Don’t Mention The ‘Pause’

    • Date: 27/09/13

    The press conference associated with the release of the AR5 Summary for Policymakers was notable by the elephant in the room – the lack of warming the surface of the world has experienced over the past 16 years. Many observers have called this fact ‘the greatest problem in climate science,’ and it certainly is its […]

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  • 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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