• Patagonia Ice Sheets Thicker Than Previously Thought

    • Date: 05/06/19
    • UCI

    After conducting a comprehensive, seven-year survey of Patagonia, glaciologists from the University of California, Irvine and partner institutions in Argentina and Chile have concluded that the ice sheets in this vast region of South America are considerably more massive than expected. Through a combination of ground observations and airborne gravity and radar sounding methods, the […]

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  • USA Sets New No-Drought Record

    • Date: 16/05/19
    • Roger Pielke Jr.

    More than 283 million Americans currently live in regions experiencing no drought. This is the most people in the history of the US to experience no drought conditions at once. The graph above shows data for the entire period covered by the US Drought Monitor. This week marks the first time in the record that >90% […]

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  • Half of 21st Century Warming Due to El Nino

    • Date: 15/05/19
    • Roy Spencer

    The observed rate of warming is only about one-half of that projected by climate models at this point in the 21st Century. A major uncertainty in figuring out how much of recent warming has been human-caused is knowing how much nature has caused. The IPCC is quite sure that nature is responsible for less than […]

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  • Mighty Greenland Glacier Slams On Brakes

    • Date: 14/05/19
    • BBC News

    European satellites have detailed the abrupt change in behaviour of one of Greenland’s most important glaciers. The glacier’s trunk is thickening by 20m a year. In the 2000s, Jakobshavn Isbrae was the fastest flowing ice stream on the island, travelling at 17km a year. As it sped to the ocean, its front end also retreated […]

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  • Deep Solar Minimum Fast-Approaching: Cosmic Rays Continue To Rise

    • Date: 01/05/19
    • Paul Dorian, Perspecta, Inc.

    All indications are that the upcoming solar minimum may be even quieter than the last one which was the deepest in nearly a century. OverviewThe sun continues to be very quiet and it has been without sunspots this year more than half the time as we approach what is likely to be a deep solar […]

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  • Growth Of Antarctic Sea Ice Due To Fewer Clouds, Chinese Scientists Find

    • Date: 27/04/19
    • Xinhua News Agency

    BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) — Researchers have discovered that lower cloud coverage in the Antarctic can promote sea ice growth. Unlike the rapid decline of Arctic sea ice in the warming climate, Antarctic sea ice witnessed a modest extension over the past four decades, according to the paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. […]

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  • Winter comes early down under: Earliest recorded snowfall in Western Australia

    • Date: 20/04/19
    • ABC News

    It is the earliest recorded snow event in the state’s history. Western Australia’s south-west received an unexpected surprise on Good Friday, with snowfall on Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges. A flurry was recorded on the peak, the highest point in the Stirling Ranges, about 100 kilometres north of Albany, after 2:00pm on Friday. It […]

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  • Climate forecasting: the big gap

    • Date: 09/04/19
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF science editor

    There is a gap in climate predictions. It is between the annual and decadal. I was once told by a very eminent climate scientist that he didn’t care what the observations of the real world were, he believed in models, and only models, and they were enough to work out what is going on. But […]

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