• Flowrate of World’s 4th Largest River Linked to Solar Cycle

    • Date: 05/04/10

    A new study has postulated a link between solar activity and the flowrate of one of the largest rivers in the world, and suggests that it will lose water as the current low solar activity continues. The quantity of water flowing down a river is a good climatic indicator since it integrates rainfall over large […]

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  • Increase in Arctic ice confounds doomsayers

    • Date: 03/04/10

    The amount of sea ice covering the Arctic dramatically increased last month, reaching levels not seen at this time of year for nearly a decade. Returning ice – after years of declining cover – has astonished climate scientists who blamed unusually cold weather over the Bering Sea. Researchers said they recorded the most ice in […]

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  • Greenland Ice Sheet Losing Ice Mass on Northwest Coast

    • Date: 31/03/10

    Ice loss from the Greenland ice sheet, which has been increasing during the past decade over its southern region, is now moving up its northwest coast, according to a new international study. Led by the Denmark Technical Institute’s National Space Institute in Copenhagen and involving the University of Colorado at Boulder, the study indicated the […]

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  • Urban ‘green’ spaces may contribute to global warming

    • Date: 30/03/10

    Challenging the notion that urban “green” spaces help counteract greenhouse gas emissions, new research has found — in Southern California at least — that mowing and other lawn maintenance emit almost as much or more greenhouse gases than the well-tended grass extracts from the air. Turfgrass lawns remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis […]

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  • Another Climate Scare Laid To Rest

    • Date: 27/03/10

    Europe can rest easy. A new analysis of data from satellites and drifting sensors finds no evidence that the Atlantic portion of the “Conveyor Belt”—the great warm current flowing ultimately from the Pacific toward the frigid far North Atlantic—is slowing. Scientists and the public had worried that global warming might be shutting down the conveyor […]

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  • NASA Study Finds Atlantic ‘Conveyor Belt’ Not Slowing

    • Date: 26/03/10

    New NASA measurements of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, part of the global ocean conveyor belt that helps regulate climate around the North Atlantic, show no significant slowing over the past 15 years. The data suggest the circulation may have even sped up slightly in the recent past. The findings are the result of a […]

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  • Good News: Global Pace Of Deforestation Slows

    • Date: 25/03/10

    The worldwide pace of deforestation has slowed down for the first time on record, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday. On a total forest area of four billion hectares, the world lost 13 million hectares of forests per year between 2000 and 2010 — down from around 16 million in the […]

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  • Sun Will Not Save Us From Global Warming

    • Date: 16/03/10

    This fairly straightforward, if not obvious, research paper published in Geophysical Research Letters, has attracted a modest amount of media comment mostly as a result of the press release associated with it. Many kinds of observations show that the Sun is in the deepest and longest activity minimum for almost a century. Satellite measurements confirm […]

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