December 2015 El Nono SST map, source: http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/sst/anomaly/anomnight.current.gif

Bombshell study: past El Niño’s ‘may have amplified global climate fluctuations for hundreds of years at a time’

From AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY How El Niño impacts global temperatures El Niño oscillations in the Pacific Ocean may have amplified global climate fluctuations for hundreds of years at a time Scientists have found past El Niño oscillations in the Pacific Ocean may have amplified global climate fluctuations for hundreds of years at a time. The team…

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Ooops! Another big failure of the climate models – rainfall did not increase

According to a new study in Nature, the Northern Hemisphere has experienced considerably larger variations in precipitation during the past twelve centuries than in the twentieth century. Researchers from Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland have found that climate models overestimated the increase in wet and dry extremes as temperatures increased during the twentieth century. The new…

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Inconvenient new study: Canadian Arctic had significantly warmer summers a few thousand years ago

From the melting sea ice and dead polar bears department comes this new study: Multiproxy paleoecological evidence of Holocene climatic changes on the Boothia Peninsula, Canadian Arctic Marie-Claude Fortin, Konrad Gajewski, Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology, Laboratory for Paleoclimatology and Climatology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada Received 20 September 2015, Available online 22…