• Climate Dialogue: What Will Happen During A New Maunder Minimum?

    • Date: 18/10/14
    • Climate Dialogue

    According to the latest IPCC report, AR5, the influence of the sun on our climate since pre-industrial times, in terms of radiative forcing, is very small compared to the effect of greenhouse gases. According to some more skeptical scientists such a small solar influence is counterintuitive. The Little Ice Age, the period roughly from 1350 […]

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  • Rainfall And Floods: Observations More Reliable Than Climate Models

    • Date: 10/10/14
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    London, 10 October: A new briefing paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation reviews the scientific literature on rainfall and floods and finds little evidence that there have been significant changes in recent years and little support for claims that they will become worse in future.   Despite claims to the contrary, there has been […]

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  • Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 From a Climate Perspective

    • Date: 30/09/14
    • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

    This special report by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society presents assessments of how climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events.

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  • Influence of solar cycles on climate change during the Maunder Minimum

    • Date: 24/09/14
    • Hiroko Miyahara et al., Solar and Stellar Variability: Impact on Earth and Planets

    Abstract. We have examined the variation of carbon-14 content in annual tree rings, and investigated the transitions of the characteristics of the Schwabe/Hale (11-year/22-year) solar and cosmic-ray cycles during the last 1200 years, focusing mainly on the Maunder and Spoerer minima and the early Medieval Maximum Period. It has been revealed that the mean length […]

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  • An Anatomy of the Cooling of the North Atlantic Ocean in the 1960s and 1970s

    • Date: 04/09/14
    • Hodson et al., Journal of Climate

    Daniel L.R. Hodson,* Jon I. Robson, and Rowan T. Sutton, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK – Journal of Climate 2014 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00301.1 Abstract In the 1960s and early 1970s sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean cooled rapidly. There is still considerable uncertainty about the causes of this event, although various mechanisms have been proposed. In this observational study it is […]

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  • Dangendorf et al. (2014): Evidence For Long-Term Memory In Sea Level

    • Date: 29/08/14
    • S. Dangendorf et al, Geophysical Research Letters

    Evidence for long-term memory in sea level Sönke Dangendorf1,*, Diego Rybski2, Christoph Mudersbach3, Alfred Müller4, Edgar Kaufmann4,  Eduardo Zorita5and Jürgen Jensen1 Geophysical Research Letters (2014) Article first published online: 5 AUG 2014 – DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060538 Abstract Detection and attribution of anthropogenic climate change signals in sea level rise (SLR) has experienced considerable attention during the last decades. […]

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  • New Paper: Trends In Reported Flooding In The UK: 1884–2013

    • Date: 29/08/14
    • A. J. Stevens et al (2014): Hydrological Sciences Journal

    Andrew J. Stevens, Derek Clarke & Robert J. Nicholls (2014): Trends in reported flooding in the UK: 1884–2013, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 7 August 2014 – DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2014.950581 Abstract: A long term dataset of reported flooding based on reports from the UK Meteorological Office and the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology is described. This is […]

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