Great moments in climate prediction: ‘World will warm faster than predicted in next five years, study warns’

That now failed headline is from Duncan Clark in the Guardian. And, for good measure he added: New estimate based on the forthcoming upturn in solar activity and El Niño southern oscillation cycles is expected to silence global warming sceptics Just a few small problems there: Climategate gave skeptics a worldwide voice and stage Actual…

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Claim: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate, but a ‘pause’ and other studies suggest ice melt isn’t the only factor

From the University of Southampton A new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average of 6cm. Researchers at the University of Southampton detected the rapid rise in sea-level…


Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #143

The Week That Was: 2014-08-30 (August 30, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP ( The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) A Hint of Desperation? The synthesis report of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) has been…