• Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report

    • Date: 02/11/14
    • IPCC

    The Synthesis Report (SYR) of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides an overview of the state of knowledge concerning the science of climate change, emphasizing new results since the publication of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report in 2007 (AR4). The SYR synthesizes the main findings of the AR5 (IPCC) based on contributions from Working […]

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  • Late Twentieth-Century Warming and Variations in Cloud Cover

    • Date: 30/10/14
    • Atmospheric and Climate Sciences

    McLean, J. (2014) Late Twentieth-Century Warming and Variations in Cloud Cover.  Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 4, 727-742. doi: 10.4236/acs.2014.44066. ABSTRACT From 1950 to 1987 a strong relationship existed between the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and HadCRUT4 global average temperature anomaly, interrupted occasionally by volcanic erup-tions. After 1987 the relationship diverged, with temperature anomaly increasing more than ex-pected, […]

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  • New Paper Refutes Walrus-Climate Scare

    • Date: 20/10/14
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    London, 20 October: A briefing paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation refutes claims that Arctic walruses are in distress and danger due to global warming. The paper, written by Canadian zoologist Dr Susan Crockford, assesses the recent mass haulouts of walrus females and calves on the beaches of Alaska and Russia bordering […]

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  • 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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