• The Amazing Arctic Ice Hockey Stick

    • Date: 19/07/18
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    No one knows how long this divergence of surplus ice will persist, but for now 2018 Arctic ice extent resembles a hockey stick.  Presently the ice is 525.000 km^2 above 11 year average (2007 to 2017 inclusive) and  ~1M km^2 greater than 2007. More detailed report from July 14 below. In June 2018, Arctic ice […]

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  • Three Weeks Without Sunspots

    • Date: 18/07/18
    • SpaceWeather.com

    As July 17th comes to a close, the sun has been blank for 21 straight days–a remarkable 3 weeks without sunspots. To find an equal stretch of spotless suns in the historical record, you have to go back to July-August 2009 when the sun was emerging from a century-class solar minimum. We are now entering […]

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  • Scientists Discover That Arctic Region Was 6°C Warmer 9000 Years Ago Than Today

    • Date: 15/07/18
    • Kenneth Richard , No Tricks Zone

    Unearthed new evidence (Mangerud and Svendsen, 2018) reveals that during the Early Holocene, when CO2 concentrations hovered around 260 ppm, “warmth-demanding species” were living in locations 1,000 km farther north of where they exist today in Arctic Svalbard, indicating that summer temperatures must have been about “6°C warmer than at present”. Proxy evidence from two other […]

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  • Previously Unsuspected Volcanic Warming Confirmed Under West Antarctic Ice Sheet

    • Date: 29/06/18
    • National Science Foundation

    Potential effects of volcanic warming on ice-sheet melting and sea level rise still to be determined Tracing a chemical signature of helium in seawater, an international team of scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has discovered a previously unknown volcanic hotspot beneath the […]

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  • Global Sea Ice Rebounds – One Million Square Kilometre Higher Than Last Year

    • Date: 27/06/18
    • Sunshine Hours

    Global Sea Ice extent 1,000,000 km2 higher than last year on this day. Source: Sunshine Hours

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  • Ice Loss? Maybe

    • Date: 15/06/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    The headlines say “Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years.” They add that it’s shedding ice at an accelerating rate. Sounds a lot, perhaps it will be gone soon? Actually it amounts to only 0.011 percent of total Antarctic ice. If that is, anything is being lost at all.   An analysis […]

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  • New Study: The Sun And Volcanoes Caused The Pause

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    Last week a team of researchers from the UK Met Office, the University of East Anglia, the University of Gothenburg, the University of Southern Queensland and the Sorbonne published in the journal Science Advances an interesting paper showing that the recent much debated and researched 21st century “slowdown” in global surface temperatures was real and […]

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  • How Warm Will 2018 Be?

    • Date: 06/06/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    The start of 2018 has been warm because of unusual weather which has already subsided. As far as global temperature goes it’s been a warmish start to the year, though not exceptional. This has led Carbon Brief in its three-monthly “state of the climate” report to predict that this year “is likely” to be as […]

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