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Monthly Archives: September 2013
Media coverage today of the launch of the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC has again said that global warming is “unequivocal” and that the pause in warming over the past 15 years is too short to reflect long-term trends. Over recent … Continue reading
Arctic sea ice has been in the media quite a bit this month and we looked at the issue in a blog a couple of weeks ago. Late last week there was an update to the continuing story, as the … Continue reading
The past few days have seen a big increase in media coverage of climate science as the world awaits the release of the IPCC’s AR5 WGI report at the end of this week. Media stories have focused on a wide … Continue reading
September is usually the most active month of the year for tropical cyclones and the last week has seen several destructive storms develop. Mexico came under attack last week on both its Gulf and Pacific coastlines from Hurricanes Ingrid and … Continue reading
An article appears in the Mail on Sunday today focusing on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) forthcoming Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) which it bills this as the ‘world’s most authoritative climate study’. It’s fair to say that AR5 … Continue reading
The decline of Arctic sea ice is often pointed to as one of the most visible indicators of a warming world but earlier this week the Mail on Sunday published an article claiming the ice is in recovery. This was … Continue reading
Overall August saw quiet weather, with temperatures close to average. Forecaster Helen talks through the weather we saw in August in our summary video. A maximum temperature of 34.1 °C was recorded at Heathrow on the 1st, the highest UK … Continue reading
The Atlantic hurricane season is usually reaching its peak during the first half of September, but so far the season has been very quiet. Humberto has just become the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. In the last 70 years … Continue reading