• Accurate reporting falls like leaves in autumn

    • Date: 03/02/21
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science editor

    If you never looked past the headline of a news story or did not venture beyond the first paragraph, you can frequently come away with a false impression of what the real story was about. This is particularly true when the story is produced with the help of a press release taken verbatim by journalists. […]

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  • A remarkable decline in landfalling hurricanes

    • Date: 02/02/21
    • Roger Pielke Jr.

    Since 1945, the number of hurricanes that make landfall has declined by about a third Last week a paper published in Science concluded that worldwide, “To date, there has been no firm evidence of global trends of the frequency of tropical cyclones with maximum wind speed above the hurricane-force wind (64 knots) at landfall.” That finding, which confirms our work, […]

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  • NASA: Antarctic sea ice is growing, but we don’t know why

    • Date: 31/01/21
    • NASA Earth Data

    Sea ice in the Southern Ocean defies predictions. Observations show that ice extent in the Antarctic has been growing slightly. […] Paul Holland, a climate modeler with the British Antarctic Survey, has spent the last ten years studying Antarctica’s sea ice and the Southern Ocean. Lately, he has been scrutinizing the seasons of Antarctica and […]

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  • 2020, climate statistics and all that

    • Date: 15/01/21
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    There has been no significant warming trend for 5 years. Every year in the middle of January various organisations, The UK Met Office, NASA, NOAA, etc. release their estimates of the annual average global temperature of our planet. This year the conclusion is that 2020 is statistically identical to 2016. Some have placed it the […]

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  • Record cold weather in China sends power demand through the roof

    • Date: 08/01/21
    • Reuters

    BEIJING (Reuters) – Exceptionally cold weather sweeping through China has caused a huge increase in power demand in the world’s largest energy consumer and hampered transportation. Frigid weather across north Asia has caught utilities and liquefied natural gas importers off guard as demand for power lowered inventories and pushed spot prices to record levels. China’s […]

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  • Arctic sea ice extent in 2020

    • Date: 07/01/21
    • Science Matters

    Arctic sea ice extent in 2020 was nearly average for the last decade. The chart above shows the record available from Sea Ice Index (SII) since 1989, along with the comparable record from MASIE 2006 to present. It shows 2020 is down 150k km2 (1%) from 2019, and 300k km2 above the low year 2017.  […]

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  • European satellites reveal global wildfires declining since 2003

    • Date: 04/01/21
    • Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS)

    European satellite data show a generally decreasing trend since 2003, with 2020 one of the lowest years on record. 2020 has been a year of extremes when it comes to wildfires. The Arctic and US saw record high levels of activity during the summer, whilst Canada and tropical Africa saw record lows. These lows have […]

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  • England: No warming trend for 15 years

    • Date: 03/01/21
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot of People Know That

    New Met Office data for central England shows no warming trend since 2006 The annual data for 2020 has now been published for the CET, with the mean temperature ending up at 10.76C. No doubt we will get the usual hysteria from the Met Office about the “third warmest year on record”, “nine of the ten […]

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