• More Light On The Great Russian Heat Wave

    • Date: 20/08/10

    Last week we presented our analysis of the causes behind this summer’s record-breaking heat wave in western Russia. We summarized the situation thus: But global warming theory doesn’t come anywhere close to explaining why it’s so darn hot this summer in Moscow. Long-term observations suggest a more basic cause—an unusual and unprecedented (at least since 1950) confluence […]

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  • Indur Goklany: Global Death Toll From Extreme Weather Events Declining

    • Date: 15/08/10

    A Primer on the Global Death Toll from Extreme Weather Events — Context and Long Term (1900–2008) Trends Background Based on 2000–08 data, extreme weather events are responsible for about 0.05% of all global deaths (31,700 deaths vs. 58.8 million, annually). That is, despite the media attention to such events, extreme weather events have a […]

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  • Heat Wave In Russia – Is It From Global Warming?

    • Date: 14/08/10

    There has been considerable discussion of the heat wave in Russia and of the floods in Pakistan and China as to whether these events are from global warming.  Examples of this in the media include Will Russia’s Heat Wave End Its Global-Warming Doubts? By Simon Shuster / Moscow Climate change whips up floods, fire and ice […]

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  • The Great Russian Heat Wave of 2010

    • Date: 13/08/10

    The longer and deadlier the heat wave in western Russia becomes, the more frequently it is being linked to anthropogenic global warming. But global warming theory doesn’t come anywhere close to explaining why it’s so darn hot this summer in Moscow. Long-term observations suggest a more basic cause—an unusual and unprecedented (at least since 1950) confluence of […]

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  • Antarctic Questions

    • Date: 09/08/10

    It is said frequently that the climatic data for Antarctica for the past 30 years – the period for which records are far superior to previous times – shows clear signs of mankind’s influence. However, it is important to look at such changes in a historical context. This is important else we attribute any and […]

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  • Erasing El Nino

    • Date: 02/08/10

    The annual “State of the Climate” report for the previous year which is included as a special supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorolgical Society was published recently. Responding to the various press releases issued about the report, written by NOAA, the news media said it was a clear example of accelerated global warming […]

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  • Marine Life Survived 8X Current CO2 Levels

    • Date: 29/07/10

    Throughout Earth’s history, there is evidence of large carbon dioxide releases, greenhouse conditions, ocean acidification, and major changes in marine life. About 120 million years ago (mya), during the early part of the Cretaceous period, a series of massive volcanic eruptions pumped huge amounts of carbon dioxide into Earth’s atmosphere. During the Aptian Oceanic Anoxic […]

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  • Exactly What We Need: UK To Open Earth Observation Hub

    • Date: 21/07/10

    Science minister David Willetts is to announce a new UK centre for monitoring the Earth from space. The Earth observation hub will focus on acquiring environmental data, such as information on deforestation and the impact of climate change. The hub will be based at the International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC) at Harwell in Oxfordshire, which […]

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