Tag Archives: El Niño-Southern Oscillation

Globe and Mail Personal Attack by “Eyes Wide Open”


In commentary at the Globe and Mail to the article “Cheap and dirty: Where provinces diverge on energy crossroads“, user “Eyes Wide Open” states at 8:23 PM on September 12, 2011 You’ve gotta laugh! Here we have Alan Burke talking … Continue reading

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Sea Level – Bump in the road


NASA reports that the recent decline in sea level is the direct consequence of a shift from El Niño and La Niña in the Pacific. Like mercury in a thermometer, ocean waters expand as they warm. This, along with melting … Continue reading

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Climate cycles drive civil war


Tropical conflicts double during El Niño years. Natural climate cycles seem to have a striking influence on war and peace around the equator. Tropical countries face double the risk of armed conflict and civil war breaking out during warm, dry … Continue reading

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Early warning of climate tipping points


A climate ‘tipping point’ occurs when a small change in forcing triggers a strongly nonlinear response in the internal dynamics of part of the climate system, qualitatively changing its future state. Human-induced climate change could push several large-scale ‘tipping elements’ … Continue reading

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Reconciling anthropogenic climate change with observed temperature 1998–2008


Given the widely noted increase in the warming effects of rising greenhouse gas concentrations, it has been unclear why global surface temperatures did not rise between 1998 and 2008. We find that this hiatus in warming coincides with a period … Continue reading

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2010 Russia heat wave due to natural variability, say U.S. scientists


The 2010 Russian heat wave that killed thousands and cut into that country’s grain harvest was primarily due to natural variability, not human-spurred climate change, U.S. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The 2010 Russian heat wave that killed thousands and cut into … Continue reading

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NASA Satellites Capture a Stronger La Nina


New NASA satellite data indicate the current La Niña event in the eastern Pacific has remained strong during November and December 2010. A new Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellite image of the Pacific Ocean that averaged 10 days of … Continue reading

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