• Arctic Sea Ice Volume Showed Strong Recovery In 2013

    • Date: 20/07/15
    • Damian Carrington, The Guardian

    Ice in the Arctic staged a surprise revival in 2013, bucking the long-term trend of decline, according to the first analysis of the entire ice cap’s volume. The revival was the result of cooler temperatures that year and suggests that, if global warming was curbed, the Arctic might recover more rapidly than previously thought. The shrinking Arctic […]

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  • Has Pacific Ocean Cycle Flipped To Warming Phase?

    • Date: 20/07/15
    • Reporting Climate Science

    The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) may have moved into a warming phase during the last year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US.  A graph showing NOAA’s Pacific Decadal Oscillation Index. Red bars correspond to a positive index and blue bars to a negative index. Courtesy: NOAA The PDO is […]

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  • The Temperature Hiatus … Back Again

    • Date: 09/07/15
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    If there is one topic that illustrates the state of climate science it is that of the so-called “pause” or hiatus – the observational fact that global surface annual average temperatures, as well as satellite data on the lower troposphere, hasn’t changed for a decade or more. Many scientists have explanations for it, and there […]

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  • Atlantic Ocean’s Circulation Yields Inevitable Surprises

    • Date: 28/06/15
    • Doug Hoffman, The Resilient Earth

    Science in general, and climate science in particular, has a poor record when it comes to predicting the future. Models that have been based on false assumptions and data for years. The term “settled science” gets tossed around in the media a lot these days. Mostly by non-scientists, who know no better, and by some […]

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  • Scotland’s Coldest Summer Month For 40 years?

    • Date: 21/06/15
    • Sunday Herald

    FLAMING June. This is likely to turn out to be the coldest summer month for more than 40 years. In most years, that opening word is employed as a straightforward adjective. In 2015, if it is used at all, it is as an expletive. This is likely to turn out to be the coldest summer […]

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  • US Rainfall: Highest Precipitation Ever In May

    • Date: 17/06/15
    • Sunshine Hours

    According to the NOAA, May 2015 was ranked 121 out of 121 for precipitation. Full post

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  • Northeast Greenland Saw Coldest May On Record

    • Date: 07/06/15
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    Northeast Greenland saw its coldest May since measurements began in 1949. Climate scientists, environmentalists and politicians worried about man-made global warming sounded the alarm this year when Arctic sea ice levels hit their lowest extent on record for March. Some even warned this could signal an ice-free north pole this summer, or in the near future. […]

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  • False Alarm: Small Pacific Islands Growing, Not Sinking, As Sea Levels Rise

    • Date: 05/06/15
    • Penny Sarchet, New Scientist

    Rising seas are eating away at small islands and will eventually turn their inhabitants into climate refugees, right? Not so for some of the world’s most threatened islands, which have grown despite experiencing dramatic sea level rise. (Image: Ashley Cooper/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.) Funafuti atoll, which includes the capital of Tuvalu, is an islet archipelago in the tropical […]

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