Long-term climate variability in the Northern Hemisphere linked to solar variations

From the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) New perspectives for long-term climate predictions? This image shows a time series of solar activity (bottom) and the North Atlantic Oscillation in two model simulations, without (blue) and with (yellow) solar forcing. Credit, GEOMAR.   Are climate predictions over periods of several years reliable if weather…

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UK MET: Global warming pause may continue

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t The Register – the UK MET Office has published a report which suggests the pause in global temperatures might continue for many years to come. Or the pause might not continue. They’re not really sure. According to The UK MET (talking about the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation); Despite these signals…

Are the Oceans Becoming More Acidic?

Guest essay by Clyde Spencer “There’s nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.” – William James Introduction Are the oceans becoming “more acidic,” as is often claimed in recent research papers and trumpeted by the news media? I’ll explore that in the following discussion. However, there are two…