• Antarctic Ice Shelf Shows No Sign Of Warming

    • Date: 11/01/10

    Sea water under an East Antarctic ice shelf showed no sign of higher temperatures despite fears of a thaw linked to global warming that could bring higher world ocean levels, first tests showed on Monday. Sensors lowered through three holes drilled in the Fimbul Ice Shelf showed the sea water is still around freezing and […]

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  • Climate Predictions: Global Cooling Or Record Heat?

    • Date: 10/01/10

    Mail on Sunday: The Mini Ice Age Starts Here The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world’s most eminent climate scientists. Their predictions – based on an analysis […]

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  • Debate Heats Up Over IPCC Melting Glaciers Claim

    • Date: 09/01/10

    Glaciologists are this week arguing over how a highly contentious claim about the speed at which glaciers are melting came to be included in the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In 1999 New Scientist reported a comment by the leading Indian glaciologist Syed Hasnain, who said in an email interview with this author […]

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  • Economists Ponder Human Adaptation To Climate Change

    • Date: 04/01/10

    The Wall Street Journal: As scientists struggle to predict exactly how global climate change will affect our environment, economists are grappling with another question: How well can humans adapt? Judging from the history of wheat production in North America, the answer is very well, says Paul Rhode of the University of Michigan. In a paper done […]

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  • CFC Theory Casts Doubt On CO2 Warming

    • Date: 24/12/09

    Research accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, Physics Reports, casts doubt on the conventional explanation that changing atmospheric concentrations of CO2 are responsible for global climate change through the Greenhouse Effect. Qing-Bin Lu is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Waterloo who has a history of studying the chemistry of […]

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  • Soot’s Dominant Role in the Himalayas

    • Date: 16/12/09

    Tiny soot particles, also known as black carbon, are released into the air from the large South Asian cities. When fossil fuels are burned without enough oxygen to complete combustion, one of the byproducts is black carbon, an aerosol that absorbs solar radiation (most classes of aerosols typically reflect incoming sunlight, causing a cooling effect.) […]

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  • Himalayan Glacier Melt Timetable “Mistake”

    • Date: 05/12/09

    The UN panel on climate change warning that Himalayan glaciers could melt to a fifth of current levels by 2035 is wildly inaccurate, an academic says. J Graham Cogley, a professor at Ontario Trent University, says he believes the UN authors got the date from an earlier report wrong by more than 300 years. He is astonished […]

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  • Antarctic May Cause Global Sea-Level Rise

    • Date: 01/12/09

    Global sea levels could rise by about 1.4 m by 2100 if Antarctic ice melts according to a review of climate change in the continent carried out by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR.) This is twice as much as predicted two years ago (IPCC: 0.59 m) due to ocean expansion at higher temperatures, […]

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