• New Paper On Cosmic Rays And Diurnal Temperature Change

    • Date: 10/09/11

    Here’s a reminder of a climatic footnote to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington DC, ten years ago this weekend. With civilian aircraft grounded for three days, and without the contrails that usually criss-cross the skies of the USA, the difference between daytime and night-time temperatures at the surface increased. (See the […]

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  • First Global Picture of Greenhouse Gases

    • Date: 09/09/11

    A three-year series of research flights from the Arctic to the Antarctic has successfully produced an unprecedented portrait of greenhouse gases and particles in the atmosphere. The far-reaching field project, known as HIPPO, ends this week, and has enabled researchers to generate the first detailed mapping of the global distribution of gases and particles that […]

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  • Resignations And Cloud Confusion

    • Date: 07/09/11

    The recent debate about the resignation of the editor of the journal Remote Sensing because of his allowing the publication of a controversial paper on cloud influences on climate by Spencer and Baswell has been a widespread talking point in the past week or so. So has the swiftly accepted rebuttal by Dessler published in […]

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  • New Paper: Models Continue To Show Too Much Recent Warming

    • Date: 06/09/11

    About a month or so ago, Science magazine published a paper by Susan Solomon and colleagues that concluded that aerosols in the upper atmosphere that were unaccounted for in earlier estimations, have, over the past 10 years or so, acted to offset about 0.07°C of warming that would have otherwise occurred. In other words, we […]

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  • Henrik Svensmark: The Cosmic-Ray/Cloud Seeding Hypothesis Is Converging With Reality

    • Date: 02/09/11

    Dr Henrik Svensmark of the Danish National Space Centre in Copenhagen has pioneered the study of the effects of cosmic rays on cloud formation. The GWPF put a series of questions to him concerning the recent results from CERN’s CLOUD experiment. How significant are the CERN results? I welcome the CLOUD results. They basically confirm […]

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  • Cloudy Science Reporting

    • Date: 01/09/11

    CERN’s CLOUD EXPERIMENT. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. CREDIT: CERN The results from CERN’s CLOUD (Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets) experiment were awaited eagerly. Many years in preparation, and not without controversy, it has been followed through its funding issues, construction and operation. Earlier this year it was rumoured to have completed its first stage of […]

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  • Alarmist Media Coverage ‘May Be Harmful’

    • Date: 31/08/11

    Alarmist predictions that the long-term health effects of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan will be worse than those following Chernobyl in 1986 are likely to aggravate harmful psychological effects of the incident. That was the warning heard at an international conference on radiation research in Warsaw, Poland, this week. One report, in UK newspaper The Independent, quoted […]

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  • When Did Irene Stop Being a Hurricane?

    • Date: 30/08/11

    On Sunday morning Anderson Cooper of CNN was asking about the strong winds that were being forecast and this brings up something that has really bothered me about the storm:  there is really no reliable evidence of hurricane-force winds at any time the storm was approaching North Carolina or moving up the East Coast. First, what […]

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