Remember the threat of flooded atolls and climate refugees due to sea level rise? Never mind.

From the AAAS Science Magazine and the department of “we told you so” again, and again, and again, comes this “revelation”. Warming may not swamp islands by Christopher Pala  Science 1 August 2014:  Vol. 345 no. 6196 pp. 496-497 DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6196.496 In an interview with CNN last month, Anote Tong, the president of Kiribati, insisted…

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Tropical Storm Bertha forms

Latest bulletin, tracking map at right, click to enlarge. BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER  1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 1100 PM AST THU JUL 31 2014 …TROPICAL STORM BERTHA DEVELOPS EAST OF THE SOUTHERN LESSER ANTILLES… …TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS AND WATCHES ISSUED…

Extremes Of Temperature Decreasing In The US

Guest essay by Paul Homewood WUWT carried the story yesterday of the paper by Kodra & Ganguly, forecasting a wider range of temperature extremes in the future. According to the Northeastern University press release, using climate models and reanalysis datasets, the authors found that While global tem­per­a­ture is indeed increasing, so too is the vari­ability…

Australian Tropical Cyclone activity said to be at the lowest level in modern history

Jonathan Nott, James Cook University gave this presentation at the: Distinguished Lecture, 31 July, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) 11th Annual Meeting 2014, Sapporo, Japan. Applying the Palaeo-tropical Cyclone Record Palaeo-tropical cyclone records have to date been predominantly used to depict long-term trends as well as attempting to understand the causes of these trends. These…