Record CO2 Levels Reported As Global Warming Pause Reaches 19 Years

Today the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed that in 2013 the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2)  and other so called greenhouse warming gases rose at the fastest rate since 1984. Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, including CO2, methane and nitrous oxide, reached record levels in 2013. WMO Secretary General Michel Jarraud warned that … Continue reading

Time To Reassess The Role Of The Sun In Climate Change

As the so called pause in global warming continues, space scientists may be giving climate scientists some pause for thought. Global surface temperatures have remained statistically flat for over a decade following a rapid rise in the second half of the 20th century despite the fact that the long-term increase in carbon dioxide associated with … Continue reading

Climate Change: Effective Adaptation Versus Costly Curbs – The Dilemma For UK Policy Makers

The four horsemen of the apocalypse make an appearance in today’s report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). “Increasing magnitudes of warming increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive, and irreversible impacts” warns the report which makes for scary reading, highlighting the risks of food shortages, floods and the extinction of many … Continue reading

Global Warming Pause Goes Mainstream But No One Can Explain It

Global temperature data for 2013 was released yesterday by two major US government agencies and the announcements confirm that the pause in global warming that began in the late 1990s has continued for another year. America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) simultaneously released their reports on … Continue reading

If The Climate Scientists Don’t Know Then The Politicians Certainly Won’t

This week’s leak of the doom-laden second instalment of the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) coincided with the publication of the latest satellite data on global temperatures showing a continuation in the so called global warming pause. These two items neatly summarise the dilemma facing policy makers over the climate. On … Continue reading

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