• Global Cooling: Stronger-Than-Expected La Niña May Be Brewing

    • Date: 20/10/16
    • Karen Braun, Reuters

    Cooling sea surface temperatures in the key Niño 3.4 region have touched the levels of early 2012. Many have doubted forecasts calling for the onset of the first La Niña in almost five years, believing that its failure to materialize in convincing fashion last summer – as originally predicted – means that it may be off […]

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  • No Slowdown In Temperature Hiatus Research

    • Date: 14/10/16
    • David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    A small sample of new research papers in scientific journals shows that the global temperature hiatus is widely accepted in the scientific community. “There was no global hiatus,” said Hansen et al. in a review of the global temperature of 2015. Last year, of course, like the year before and this year, had global temperatures elevated by a very strong […]

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  • Arctic Ice Extent Recovering At Record Pace

    • Date: 30/09/16
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    Arctic sea ice continues to grow back at a phenomenal rate. Since the start of the month, growth has comfortable exceeded anything on record since daily figures began in 1987. ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/north/daily/data/ Ice has expanded by 0.896 million sq km, compared to the 1981-2010 average of 0.237 million sq km. According to NSIDC, ice extent now […]

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  • A Ten-Year Hiatus In Arctic Ice Decline?

    • Date: 22/09/16
    • David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    It’s that time of year when the minimum ice extent in the Arctic. One common way to look at it is to pick a particular month and wield a straight line. Fig 1 is from 1979 showing the ice extent going down and down, prompting claims of an ice-free Arctic sometime in the near future. […]

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  • Has The Pacific Blob Delayed La Niña?

    • Date: 13/09/16
    • David Whitehouse, Science Editor

    The Pacific Blob’s contribution to the record global temperatures is significant. Is it also delaying the La Niña? In most of the discussions about the factors behind the record-breaking global temperature of 2015 and probably 2016, the crucial contribution made by an intense El Niño is often mentioned, though not as often as it should be. […]

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  • Global Temperature Report: August 2016

    • Date: 02/09/16
    • Anthony Watts, Watts Up With That

    August 2016 and 2016-to-date are second warmest Notes on data released Sept. 1, 2016: Through the first eight months of the year, 2016 seems to be racing toward what might be its place in history — as the second warmest year in the satellite temperature record. But just by a little bit, according to Dr. […]

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  • Great Reef Hysteria Exposed? Reef Tourism Operators Find Less Than 5% Of Coral Dead Due To ‘Extreme’ Bleaching

    • Date: 24/08/16
    • Peter Michael, The Courier-Mail

    REEF tourism operators have found less than five per cent of coral has died off — compared to the 50 to 60 per cent estimated by scientists — under “extreme” mass coral bleaching on the northern Great Barrier Reef. Latest findings exclusively obtained by The Courier-Mail show coral mortality in the outer shelf reefs north […]

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  • New Study: Greenland’s Ice Sheet Didn’t Melt Away During Previous Warm Periods

    • Date: 23/08/16
    • Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica

    New research confirms that the Greenland Ice Sheet didn’t completely melt away during a pair of key warm interglacial periods about 130,000 and 430,000 years ago. Ice sheets are large and complex things. Figuring out how quickly—and where—they’ll melt as the world warms is a monumental task. We worry about some portions (like the vulnerable […]

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