• Cosmic Rays On The Rise As Solar Minimum Approaches

    • Date: 17/05/17
    • Meteorologist Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.

    The current solar cycle is the third weakest since record keeping began in 1755 and it continues a weakening trend since solar cycle 21 peaked in 1980. The sun is spotless again today which makes 6 days in a row and marks the 36th day this year – already more than all of 2016 Today […]

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  • An Arctic Surprise

    • Date: 15/05/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    Something surprising is happening with Arctic ice.  It is May and ice should be melting, but instead it is growing and in the unlikely place of Barents Sea.  Click on the image above; it shows the ice positions since April, and you can see on the left how ice refused to leave Newfoundland, and on the […]

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  • Antarctic Ice Expansion Shows Climate Models Are Unreliable

    • Date: 15/05/17
    • Craig D. Idso and Pat Michaels, The Commentator

    Despite a 20 percent increase in atmospheric CO2, and model predictions to the contrary, sea ice in the Antarctic has expanded for decades. Such observations are in direct opposition to the model-based predictions of the IPCC. This should give pause for thought about climate alarmism in general. Antarctic ice is expanding when it should be […]

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  • US Drought Levels Fall To Record Low

    • Date: 13/05/17
    • WHNT News

    Persistent rainfall in April helped shrink the drought footprint for the contiguous U.S. to the lowest level since the nationwide Drought Monitor program began in 2000, NOAA reported. The average precipitation total for April was 3.43 inches, 0.91 inch above the 20th-century average, making it the second wettest April on record in the U.S. Above-average […]

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  • Good News: Planet Earth Covered In Much More Forest Than Thought

    • Date: 12/05/17
    • Australian Associated Press

    An area of forest more than half the size of Australia has been discovered, dotted across several continents. The amount discovered is equivalent to 60 per cent of the size of Australia and has increased the estimate of global forest coverage by 10 per cent. Researchers from the University of Adelaide are among the team led […]

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  • Planet Earth Covered In Much More Forest Than Thought

    • Date: 11/05/17
    • Andrew Lowe and Ben Sparrow, The Conversation

    A new global analysis of the distribution of forests and woodlands has “found” 467 million hectares of previously unreported forest – an area equivalent to 60% of the size of Australia. The discovery increases the known amount of global forest cover by around 9%, and will significantly boost estimates of how much carbon is stored in […]

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  • Northern Hemisphere Having A Tough Time Shaking Off Winter

    • Date: 09/05/17
    • Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.

    Europe had an extended period of colder-than-normal weather in April accompanied by lots of snow and now much of the US is experiencing an extended period of colder-than-normal weather as we transition from early-to-mid May. Snowfall has been running at above normal levels this winter across the Northern Hemisphere and continues at those higher-than-normal levels […]

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  • New Study Confirms: The Warming ‘Pause’ Is Real And Revealing

    • Date: 04/05/17
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    A new paper has been published in the Analysis section of Nature called Reconciling controversies about the ‘global warming hiatus.’ It confirms that the ‘hiatus’ or ‘pause’ is real. It is also rather revealing. It attempts to explain the ‘Pause’ by looking into what is known about climate variability. They say that four years after […]

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