• Increased Cloud Production Caused Global Warming Hiatus, New Study

    • Date: 16/05/18
    • Xiaoming Hu et al., Climate Dynamics -- Hu, X., Sejas, S.A., Cai, M. et al. Clim Dyn (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-018-4232-1

    Decadal evolution of the surface energy budget during the fast warming and global warming hiatus periods in the ERA-interim Abstract: The global-mean surface temperature has experienced a rapid warming from the 1980s to early-2000s but a muted warming since, referred to as the global warming hiatus in the literature. Decadal changes in deep ocean heat […]

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  • Sunspots Vanishing Faster than Expected

    • Date: 02/05/18
    • Spaceweather

    Sunspots are becoming scarce. Very scarce. So far in 2018 the sun has been blank almost 60% of the time, with whole weeks going by without sunspots. Today’s sun, shown here in an image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, is typical of the featureless solar disk: The fact that sunspots are vanishing comes as no […]

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  • Satellite Data: 75% Of The World’s Beaches Are Stable Or Growing

    • Date: 30/04/18
    • Arjen Luijendijk et al. (2018) Scientific Reports 8: 6641 (2018), doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24630-6

    Analysis of satellite derived shoreline data indicates that 24% of the world’s sandy beaches are eroding at rates exceeding 0.5 m/yr, while 28% are accreting and 48% are stable. The State of the World’s Beaches Abstract — Coastal zones constitute one of the most heavily populated and developed land zones in the world. Despite the utility […]

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  • Solar Activity Flatlines: Cycle 24 Weakest In 200 Years

    • Date: 28/04/18
    • Frank Bosse and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, No Tricks Zone

    In March our supplier of energy was more inactive than in the previous months. The sunspot number was only 2,5, which is only 8% of what is normal for this month into the average cycle (month 112). A sunspot was detected only on 6 of 31 days. Figure 1:  The current solar cycle no. 24 (red) compared […]

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  • Solar Activity Crashes

    • Date: 11/04/18
    • Robert Zimmerman, Behind The Black

    It surely looks like the solar minimum has arrived, and it has done so far earlier than expected! On Sunday NOAA posted its monthly update of the solar cycle, covering sunspot activity for March 2018. Below is my annotated version of that graph. March 2018 was the least active month for sunspots since the middle of […]

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  • How Scientists Found And Removed ‘False Warming’ In Satellite Data

    • Date: 07/04/18
    • University of Alabama, Huntsville

    Scientists in the Earth System Science Center (ESSC) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) have calculated how much false warming NOAA-14 reported so the false warming could be removed from a long-term global atmospheric temperature record collected by MSU’s on satellites since mid-November 1978. Weather Satellite Wanders Through Time, Space, Causing Stray Warming to Contaminate […]

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  • Global Ocean Temps Keep Falling, Now Colder Than Before 2015/16 El Nino

    • Date: 31/03/18
    • Run Clutz, Science Matters

    Global ocean temperatures continue to fall and are now colder than they were before the record 2015/16 El Nino. The best context for understanding decadal temperature changes comes from the world’s sea surface temperatures (SST), for several reasons: The ocean covers 71% of the globe and drives average temperatures; SSTs have a constant water content, […]

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  • BBC Regrets Climate Error And Failure To Meet Usual Standards Of Reporting — Then Does It Again

    • Date: 26/03/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    Everybody makes mistakes, and some of them matter. On the BBC’s News at Ten on the 18th January 2018 there were two of them, and the GWPF complained a few days later. The first error was in describing the global temperature of 2017 as the “hottest year on record,” which it wasn’t. The second mistake […]

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