• Is A Super El Nino On The Way?

    • Date: 13/05/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Is the El Nino Coming? Possibly, according to these predictions, here, here, here and here. There has been some discussion recently about the possibility of an El Nino starting later this year and if it will restart global warming. Certainly if the usual effect of an El Nino – warming of the surface waters of […]

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  • Most Himalayan Glaciers Stable And In A Steady State, New Study

    • Date: 10/05/14
    • Current Science April 2014

    The results of a new study show that most of  the two thousand Himalayan glaciers monitored are in a steady state compared to the results of other studies carried out for the period prior to 2001. Aerial view of several Himalayan glaciers. Bahuguna et al.: Are the Himalayan glaciers retreating?  Current Science April 2014 Abstract: The Himalayan mountain system […]

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  • Scientists Have Underestimated Ability To Adapt To Climate Change, New Studies Show

    • Date: 08/05/14
    • Ellie Zolfagharifard, Daily Mail

    As the planet warms, animals and plants are learning to adapt to their new environment by either migrating or evolving, new research has revealed. Many scientists believe the rate of climate change is too rapid for various species to keep up. But two new studies have offered some hope that experts may have underestimated their […]

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  • Judith Curry: U.S. National Climate Assessment Report

    • Date: 07/05/14
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.

    My main conclusion from reading the U.S. National Climate Assessment Report is this: the phrase ‘climate change’ is now officially meaningless. The report effectively implies that there is no climate change other than what is caused by humans, and that extreme weather events are equivalent to climate change.  Any increase in adverse impacts from extreme […]

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  • Coastal Megacities Sinking Faster Than Sea Level Is Rising: New Study

    • Date: 01/05/14
    • Sarah Griffith, Daily Mail

    You might think that storms and rising sea levels are the greatest threat to the survival of coastal cities. But in many waterfront megacities the ground is now dropping up to 10 times faster than the sea level is rising, experts have warned. The sinking of cities such as Jakarta and New Orleans is largely caused […]

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  • Models Behaving Badly

    • Date: 23/04/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Science has many useful models including those of the atom, the Solar System, the dynamics of the Universe, the drifting of the continents, the movement of water across a landscape, the flow of traffic, the spread of disease, the behaviour of solids, liquids, gasses and plasmas, the fundamental structure of matter, and of course, the […]

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  • Dry Deserts Absorb Unexpected CO2 Levels, New Resaerch

    • Date: 22/04/14
    • Washington State University

    Arid ecosystems absorb an unexpectedly large amount of carbon dioxide as levels of the gas rise in the earth’s atmosphere, according to research led by a WSU biology professor. The study took place over a 10-year period in the Mojave Desert, where scientists fumigated plots of land and observed the collective response of plants, soil […]

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  • New Paper: Worldwide Glacier Retreat Decelerating Since 1950

    • Date: 17/04/14
    • The Hockey Schtick

    A paper published today in The Cryosphere studies glacier length data available worldwide since 1800 and finds that glaciers retreated faster during the first half of the 20th century than the second half from 1950-2000. This is the opposite pattern that would be expected if man-made greenhouse gases were the cause, and suggests a natural origin. Most warmists and […]

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