• The Pacific And The Pause

    • Date: 14/02/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Every few weeks along comes another explanation or contributing factor to the post-1997 global surface temperature pause. The list of factors is now a long one, which is curious considering that often the pause is dismissed as non-existent. We now have stratospheric water vapour variations, the Sun’s low activity, lack of wind in the Pacific, […]

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  • Standstill, What Standstill?

    • Date: 10/02/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has released its assessment of the global surface temperature for 2013. It calculates its own global temperature based on HadCRUT4, NOAA and NASA. Unsurprisingly it shows that 2013 tied with 2007 as the sixth warmest year with a temperature anomaly of 0.50 deg C above the 1961 – 90 average. “The […]

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  • Arctic Sea Ice Volume Increases By 50%

    • Date: 05/02/14
    • Reporting Climate Science

    Satellite data shows that Arctic sea ice was 50 per cent thicker in Autumn 2013 than it was in Autumn 2012, according to the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Data from the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) CryoSat satellite which is equipped to measure the thickness of sea ice using radars shows that Arctic […]

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  • Solar Surprise: Big Sunspot Peak To Come?

    • Date: 04/02/14
    • Inform the Pundits blog

    Earth’s sun is full of unexpected surprises. Solar Cycle 24′s story has more plot twists than a daytime soap opera. Solar sunspot and magnetic flux activity way up in recent months Five months ago solar sunspot activity had plummeted to just 37 spots at the midpoint of solar max. Solar flux was nil. Cycle 24 […]

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  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent On Track Of Hitting New Record

    • Date: 02/02/14
    • Sunshine Hours

    Antarctic Sea Ice Extent  is on track to have the highest minimum in the modern satellite era. Antarctic Sea Ice Extent as of Jan 30 2014 was 950,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean and 220,000 sq km above 2008. 950,000 sq km above normal is 26% above normal. Day 30 was the 13th daily record of the year. Full story

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  • UK Met Office: Global Temperature Standstill Continues

    • Date: 24/01/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    With none of the fanfare that accompanies their prediction of the global temperature for the forthcoming year the Met Office has quietly released the global temperature for 2013. It will come as no surprise after the 2013 temperatures released by NASA and NOAA that it shows the global temperature standstill – now at 17 years […]

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  • The Temperature Standstill And Its Dismissal

    • Date: 22/01/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    The Australian Science Media Centre was swift in canvasing comments about the announcement that 2013 was between the 4th and 7th warmest year in the NASA and NOAA global temperature databases. It also published a number of comments about the so-called “pause” in global temperature data for the past 17 years. Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe, […]

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  • NASA and NOAA Confirm Global Temperature Standstill Continues

    • Date: 21/01/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    In a joint press conference NOAA and NASA have just released data for the global surface temperature for 2013. In summary they both show that the ‘pause’ in global surface temperature that began in 1997, according to some estimates, continues. Statistically speaking there has been no significant trend in global temperatures over this period. All these […]

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