• Scientists Discover That Arctic Region Was 6°C Warmer 9000 Years Ago Than Today

    • Date: 15/07/18
    • Kenneth Richard , No Tricks Zone

    Unearthed new evidence (Mangerud and Svendsen, 2018) reveals that during the Early Holocene, when CO2 concentrations hovered around 260 ppm, “warmth-demanding species” were living in locations 1,000 km farther north of where they exist today in Arctic Svalbard, indicating that summer temperatures must have been about “6°C warmer than at present”. Proxy evidence from two other […]

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  • Previously Unsuspected Volcanic Warming Confirmed Under West Antarctic Ice Sheet

    • Date: 29/06/18
    • National Science Foundation

    Potential effects of volcanic warming on ice-sheet melting and sea level rise still to be determined Tracing a chemical signature of helium in seawater, an international team of scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has discovered a previously unknown volcanic hotspot beneath the […]

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  • Global Sea Ice Rebounds – One Million Square Kilometre Higher Than Last Year

    • Date: 27/06/18
    • Sunshine Hours

    Global Sea Ice extent 1,000,000 km2 higher than last year on this day. Source: Sunshine Hours

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  • Ice Loss? Maybe

    • Date: 15/06/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    The headlines say “Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years.” They add that it’s shedding ice at an accelerating rate. Sounds a lot, perhaps it will be gone soon? Actually it amounts to only 0.011 percent of total Antarctic ice. If that is, anything is being lost at all.   An analysis […]

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  • New Study: The Sun And Volcanoes Caused The Pause

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    Last week a team of researchers from the UK Met Office, the University of East Anglia, the University of Gothenburg, the University of Southern Queensland and the Sorbonne published in the journal Science Advances an interesting paper showing that the recent much debated and researched 21st century “slowdown” in global surface temperatures was real and […]

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  • How Warm Will 2018 Be?

    • Date: 06/06/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    The start of 2018 has been warm because of unusual weather which has already subsided. As far as global temperature goes it’s been a warmish start to the year, though not exceptional. This has led Carbon Brief in its three-monthly “state of the climate” report to predict that this year “is likely” to be as […]

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  • Global Ocean Air Temps Drop Back To Pre-El Nino Levels

    • Date: 06/06/18
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    Global ocean air temps are now the lowest since April 2015, and those in the Southern Hemisphere the lowest since May 2013. Presently sea surface temperatures (SST) are the best available indicator of heat content gained or lost from earth’s climate system.  Enthalpy is the thermodynamic term for total heat content in a system, and […]

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  • China’s CO2 Emissions Set For Fastest Growth In 7 Years

    • Date: 30/05/18
    • Financial Times

    China’s carbon emissions are on track to rise at their fastest pace in more than seven years during 2018, casting further doubt on the ability of the Paris climate change agreement to curb dangerous greenhouse gas increases, according to a Greenpeace analysis based on Beijing’s own data. Carbon emissions in the country, the world’s largest […]

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