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An Unexpected Admission from Dana Nuccitelli at SkepticalScience

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale In Dana Nuccitelli’s recent post at SkepticalScience Matt Ridley wants to gamble the Earth’s future because he won’t learn from the past, he has finally admitted something we’ve been discussing for more than 6 years. (His article was also cross posted at The Guardian here. Yes, that’s the zombie post…

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Early twentieth-century warming linked to tropical Pacific wind strength

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale From the ENSO-can-contribute-to-global-warming department, we have a new paper from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Arizona (UA). It’s Thompson et al. (2014) Early twentieth-century warming linked to tropical Pacific wind strength.  The abstract reads: Of the rise in global atmospheric temperature over the past…

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Back to the future in El Niño forecasting

From the Georgia Institute of Technology: Looking at El Niño’s past to predict its future The El Niño Southern Oscillation is Earth’s main source of year-to-year climate variability, but its response to global warming remains highly uncertain. Scientists see a large amount of variability in the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) when looking back at climate…