• ‘Abrupt Increase’ In CO2 Absorption Stuns Scientists

    • Date: 12/07/12

    Scientists have discovered that plants, trees and soil have abruptly increased their atmospheric carbon dioxide intake in the last 20 years. The land biosphere was taking in about one billion tonnes of carbon per year since 1988, equal to about 10 per cent of the global fossil fuel emissions for 2010. “We were completely taken by […]

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  • El Nino And Global Warming

    • Date: 09/07/12

    The El Nino phenomena is among the most fascinating yet least understood topics of climate science. Every few years a wave of heat and surface pressure changes sweeps across regions of the Pacific. It lasts nine months to two years and has a worldwide effect. Some believe that the frequency of El Ninos is changing […]

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  • The Folly Of Blaming The Eastern U.S. Heat Wave On Global Warming

    • Date: 08/07/12

    It isn’t global. It isn’t climate. It isn’t global warming. It’s weather and it’s caused by a persistent blocking high pressure pattern. In a day or two, that red splotch over the eastern USA will be gone. A picture is worth a thousand words: It isn’t global. The is weather, not climate. It is caused by […]

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  • New Paper Finds Clouds Act As A Negative Feedback And Cause Significant Cooling

    • Date: 06/07/12

    A paper published today in the Journal of Geophysical Research finds that a natural atmospheric oscillation, the Southern Annular Mode, is correlated to significant increases in cloud cover resulting in “large scale” local cooling of approximately -2.5C. All climate models falsely assume clouds result in net positive feedback and increased temperatures, however this new paper […]

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  • Could Global Warming Precipitate Peace?

    • Date: 03/07/12

    Growing interest in the social consequences of climate change has fueled speculation that global warming could lead to an increase in various forms of political violence. Surprisingly, analysis at the system level suggests that global warming is associated with a reduction in interstate conflict. Ironically, stagnating economic development in middle-income states caused by efforts to […]

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  • World’s Lakes Show Global Temperature Standstill

    • Date: 26/06/12

    Schneider et al 2012 in a poster presentation to the two-day, “Taking the temperature of the Earth Conference,” that ends today, has the clever idea of looking at the temperatures of lakes and reservoirs around the world. They point out that in situ observations of lake surface temperatures are very rare on a global scale, […]

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  • Ice Cores Get Complicated

    • Date: 26/06/12

    Ice samples pulled from nearly a mile below the surface of Greenland glaciers have long served as a historical thermometer, adding temperature data to studies of the local conditions up to the Northern Hemisphere’s climate. But the method — comparing the ratio of oxygen isotopes buried as snow fell over millennia — may not be […]

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  • False Alarm: Antarctic Ice Shelves Not Melting At All, New Field Data Show

    • Date: 25/06/12

    Twenty-year-old models which have suggested serious ice loss in the eastern Antarctic have been compared with reality for the first time – and found to be wrong, so much so that it now appears that no ice is being lost at all. “Previous ocean models … have predicted temperatures and melt rates that are too […]

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