Pollution in Northern Hemisphere helped cause 1980s African drought

From the University of Washington: Decades of drought in central Africa reached their worst point in the 1980s, causing Lake Chad, a shallow lake used to water crops in neighboring countries, to almost dry out completely. The shrinking lake and prolonged drought were initially blamed on overgrazing and bad agricultural practices. More recently, Lake Chad…

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The curious case of rising CO2 and falling temperatures

Guest essay by Tony Brown Some readers might recall my recent article ‘The Long Slow Thaw?’ In this I reconstructed Central England temperature to 1538 from its current instrumental date of 1659. I was surprised by two notable periods of warmth around 1630 and 1530. I am indebted amongst other material, to Phil Jones excellent…