• Too Dangerous To Go Fishing Due To Ice, Canadian Coast Guard Warns

    • Date: 27/05/17
    • CBC News

    The Canadian Coast guard is telling Newfoundland fishermen not to go fishing because of sea ice that’s packed into bays on the northeast coast of the island. “I would definitely say don’t go out,” said Trevor Hodgson, superintendent of ice for the Atlantic region. “If you’re in port, that’s the safest place for you to […]

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  • Colder Than Normal Eastern Pacific Ocean Temps Lower El Niño Bias

    • Date: 20/05/17
    • North Queensland Register

    A number of  forecast models have reduced their El Niño bias for the spring. This is primarily due to colder than normal band of subsurface water in the eastern Pacific Ocean remaining a similar size or even growing in recent months, contrary to the normal El Niño trend. source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology El Niño refers […]

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  • Cosmic Rays On The Rise As Solar Minimum Approaches

    • Date: 17/05/17
    • Meteorologist Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.

    The current solar cycle is the third weakest since record keeping began in 1755 and it continues a weakening trend since solar cycle 21 peaked in 1980. The sun is spotless again today which makes 6 days in a row and marks the 36th day this year – already more than all of 2016 Today […]

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  • An Arctic Surprise

    • Date: 15/05/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    Something surprising is happening with Arctic ice.  It is May and ice should be melting, but instead it is growing and in the unlikely place of Barents Sea.  Click on the image above; it shows the ice positions since April, and you can see on the left how ice refused to leave Newfoundland, and on the […]

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  • Antarctic Ice Expansion Shows Climate Models Are Unreliable

    • Date: 15/05/17
    • Craig D. Idso and Pat Michaels, The Commentator

    Despite a 20 percent increase in atmospheric CO2, and model predictions to the contrary, sea ice in the Antarctic has expanded for decades. Such observations are in direct opposition to the model-based predictions of the IPCC. This should give pause for thought about climate alarmism in general. Antarctic ice is expanding when it should be […]

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  • US Drought Levels Fall To Record Low

    • Date: 13/05/17
    • WHNT News

    Persistent rainfall in April helped shrink the drought footprint for the contiguous U.S. to the lowest level since the nationwide Drought Monitor program began in 2000, NOAA reported. The average precipitation total for April was 3.43 inches, 0.91 inch above the 20th-century average, making it the second wettest April on record in the U.S. Above-average […]

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  • Good News: Planet Earth Covered In Much More Forest Than Thought

    • Date: 12/05/17
    • Australian Associated Press

    An area of forest more than half the size of Australia has been discovered, dotted across several continents. The amount discovered is equivalent to 60 per cent of the size of Australia and has increased the estimate of global forest coverage by 10 per cent. Researchers from the University of Adelaide are among the team led […]

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  • Planet Earth Covered In Much More Forest Than Thought

    • Date: 11/05/17
    • Andrew Lowe and Ben Sparrow, The Conversation

    A new global analysis of the distribution of forests and woodlands has “found” 467 million hectares of previously unreported forest – an area equivalent to 60% of the size of Australia. The discovery increases the known amount of global forest cover by around 9%, and will significantly boost estimates of how much carbon is stored in […]

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