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China’s New Energy Plan Forecasts Big Rise In CO2 Emissions

By Paul Homewood News from Enerdata that China has published a new Energy Development Strategy Action Plan (2014-2020), presumably following on from the US-China agreement last week. The State Council of China has unveiled a new Energy Development Strategy Action Plan (2014-2020) focusing on the development of renewables and capping primary energy consumption at 4.8…

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“Warmest Year” Brings Record Harvests For UK

By Paul Homewood From YAHOO News: The UK is on course to experience the warmest and one of the wettest years since records began more than a century ago – sparking fears that future droughts and flash floods could cost lives. New figures published by the Met Office show the period from January to October…

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Arctic Ice and the AMO

By Paul Homewood   David Rose’s piece in the Mail on Sunday has already been picked by WUWT and Bishop Hill, amongst others. But I want to concentrate on one aspect, that of cycles. The Mail report: However, Dr Hawkins added that the decline seen in recent years was not caused only by global warming.…

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Tornado Intensity Index

By Paul Homewood     Is the intensity of tornadoes increasing in the United States, (or, for that matter, falling)? It’s a perennial question. NOAA gives us some clues, with their charts of EF-1+ and EF-3 to EF-5 tornadoes since 1954. (NOAA ignore EF-0’s, because many more of these weak tornadoes get to be reported…

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…