• Warming Underestimated – Does It Matter?

    • Date: 30/11/10

    It’s a curious phenomenon that examples of climate ‘forcing’ always seem to occur just before big environmental summits, and that the forcing only ever goes in one direction. The UN Climate Change meeting at Cancun this week is no exception. The UK’s Met Office, among others, released a series of statements and in the Met […]

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  • Antarctic Ice Shelf More Stable Than Thought

    • Date: 28/11/10

    The vast ice sheets of the Antarctic may be more stable than we thought, because a key piece of physics has been overlooked. Glaciologists have long worried that the West Antarctic ice sheet will collapseover the next few centuries, raising sea levels dramatically. At present the ice sheet is grounded on underwater islands, which insulate some of the […]

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  • Climate Alarmists May Have Exaggerated Toba Event

    • Date: 24/11/10

    More than 2000 times as massive as the blast that ripped open Mount St. Helens in 1980, the Indonesian “super-volcano” Toba ejected millions of metric tons of volcanic ash, sulfur, and other debris into the atmosphere 74,000 years ago. The eruption darkened the skies, cooled the globe by 10˚C for half a decade, and redirected […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Ecosystems Are Dynamic

    • Date: 20/11/10

    We are getting somewhere. There is a long response to my Times article from ocean acidification scientists here. This makes me rather happy. The response confirms the accuracy of my main points. I have sent the following response to Nature’s website, which carried a report on this matter: I am glad to have my main point confirmed […]

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  • The Climate Coincidence

    • Date: 09/11/10

    Why is the temperature unchanging? It seems probable that 2010 will be in terms of global annual average temperature statistically identical to the annual temperatures of the past decade. Some eminent climatologists, such as Professor Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit, suggest the global annual average temperatures haven’t changed for […]

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  • Don’t Mention The La Nina

    • Date: 26/10/10

    Regular observers of the climate scene will know it’s that time of year again. The end of the year is in sight and with it another annual global data point to add to the others to see if the world is warming, or if it is not. It’s always unwise to speculate too much on […]

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  • The Flaw Of Averages

    • Date: 18/10/10

    There seems to be a lot of reverse logic about at the moment. It appeared in the recent paper by Haigh et al concerning new observations made of the solar spectrum. When plugged into atmospheric models the researchers found that using spectrum observations made between 2003 and 2007 (the declining phase of the recent solar […]

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  • Solar Speculation

    • Date: 08/10/10

    Who was it that said that the good thing about science was that you get such a lot of speculation from such a small number of facts? The recent paper by Haigh et al concerning measurements of the solar spectrum is an excellent example. This interesting paper and what it actually said has been lost […]

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