Saturday, 30 August 2014

30th August - Today's News: Heavy Rain in Perth

Stormy weather set to continue in Perth and South West after the W.A. city's biggest August downpour for 10 years

Climate sceptics see a conspiracy in Australia's record breaking heat - but then, they tend to see a conspiracy wherever data doesn't show we are experiencing catastrophic global cooling .....

And does Antarctic sea ice growth negate climate change?  Scientists say no .....  but of course they would do, they are all in on the conspiracy!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

27th August - Today's News: Concerns Continue over Possible Iceland Eruption

Hurricane Cristobal heads towards Bermuda - but it doesn't look like coming towards Britain, though its remnants may help reinforce high pressure pushing up from the south next week which looks set to bring summer back to our soggy shores.

Friday, 22 August 2014

22nd August - Today's News: Record High Temperatures in Azerbaijan

Glacier-like hazards found on Ben Nevis - in fact they are found all over the Highlands every year, just not normally this late in the season, a consequence of the unusually heavy snowfall we had during last winter (which was also unusally mild - cold does not always equate to snow).

Iceland evacuates areas near Bardarbunga volcano as fears of a major eruption grow

Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade' - the AMO is certainly one of the factors that is masking the ongoing warming trend, but I suspect we will see a sure but steady increase in global temp despite it - and this year remains on track to be the warmest on record.   Which when you consider all the factors (AMO, PDO, low solar activity, increased Asian pollution etc)  that ought be causing it to be one of the coolest in recent times, is quite remarkable.   And despite this 'slowdown' Greenland ice loss doubles from late 2000s