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