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Roy Spencer

  • UAH Global Temperature Update for April, 2022: +0.26 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for April, 2022 was +0.26 deg. C, up from the March, 2022 value of +0.15 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 still stands at +0.13 C/decade (+0.12 C/decade ov…
    - 17 days ago 2 May 22, 12:25pm -
  • Explaining Mauna Loa CO2 Increases with Anthropogenic and Natural Influences
    SUMMARY The proper way of looking for causal relationships between time series data (e.g. between atmospheric CO2 and temperature) is discussed. While statistical analysis alone is unlikely to provide “proof” of causation, use of the ‘master eq…
    - 40 days ago 9 Apr 22, 3:44pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for March, 2022: +0.15 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for March, 2022 was +0.15 deg. C, up from the February, 2022 value of -0.01 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 still stands at +0.13 C/decade (+0.12 C/decade…
    - 47 days ago 2 Apr 22, 3:20pm -
  • Why Blaming Recent Warming on Humans is Largely a Matter of Faith
    (Note: I apologize for not posting much in the last several months, as I have been dealing with family health issues. Hopefully, things will gradually be returning to normal soon. I also want to thank those who have stepped up and contributed to keep…
    - 77 days ago 3 Mar 22, 9:05pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for February, 2022: 0.00 deg. C
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for February, 2022 was 0.00 deg. C, down a little from the January, 2022 value of +0.03 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 still stands at +0.13 C/decade (+0…
    - 79 days ago 1 Mar 22, 3:46pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for January, 2022: +0.03 deg. C.
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for January, 2022 was +0.03 deg. C, down from the December, 2021 value of +0.21 deg. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 now stands at +0.13 C/decade (+0.12 C/deca…
    - 2 Feb 22, 3:21pm -
  • More Snow Hits the Fan this Week: Climate Change Alarmists Still Want it Both Ways
    As I predicted, climate change has been blamed for the recent New England blizzard (e.g. from Bloomberg here). During that storm, Boston tied its 24-hr snowfall record at 23.6 inches. Yet, as recently as January 6, we were told by USAToday that Bosto…
    - 31 Jan 22, 3:09pm -
  • The Snow Hits the Fan on Saturday: Global Warming Alarmism to Follow
    The various weather forecast models are coming closer to a consensus: During Friday night through Saturday night, New England and coastal portions of the mid-Atlantic states are going to experience an historic snowstorm. For eastern Massachusetts and…
    - 27 Jan 22, 8:15pm -
  • “Unreliable and harmful claims”: This website has been demonetized by Google has been demonetized by Google for “unreliable and harmful claims”. This means I can no longer generate revenue to support the website using the Google Adsense program. From a monetary standpoint, it’s not a big deal because wh…
    - 7 Jan 22, 8:15pm -
  • UAH Global Temperature Update for December, 2021: +0.21 deg. C.
    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for December, 2021 was +0.21 deg. C, up from the November, 2021 value of +0.08 deg. C. The annual average anomaly for 2021 was +0.134 deg. C above the 30-year mean (1991-2020)…
    - 2 Jan 22, 5:58pm -

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University of Reading

  • Are There Climate Consequences of Using Hydrogen as a Replacement for Coal, Gas and Oil?

    - 3 days ago 16 May 22, 5:11am -
  • Fieldwork Without The Footprint
    By: Joy Singarayer Over the past two years, we have all faced challenges to our working patterns due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Researchers undertaking overseas fieldwork have found many ways to redefine, reschedule, and adapt their approaches in ligh…
    - 10 days ago 9 May 22, 5:31am -
  • Has The Atlantic Ocean Circulation Been In Long-term Decline?

    - 17 days ago 2 May 22, 5:09am -
  • Antarctic Sea Ice: The Global Climate Driver Of The South
    By: Holly Ayres In the Northern Hemisphere, our closest region of sea ice (not to be confused with land ice) is the Arctic, a vast region of frozen ocean at the North Pole. Antarctica, a huge mountainous land mass at … Continue reading →
    - 30 days ago 19 Apr 22, 9:55am -
  • Investigating Clouds With New Radar Technology
    By: Christopher Westbrook Since I joined the University of Reading in 2005 as a research assistant, I have been using radars at the Chilbolton Observatory to study the processes in clouds. I’m very excited at the moment to be part … Continue read…
    - 52 days ago 28 Mar 22, 5:10am -
  • Climate Change In The Ionosphere
    Christopher Scott There is much work being done to assess the impact of climate change on the lower atmosphere. Since this is the part of the Earth’s atmosphere affecting the planet’s surface, where (the bulk of!) life on Earth resides, … Conti…
    - 59 days ago 21 Mar 22, 5:06am -
  • Tropical Cyclone Precipitation In High Resolution Model
    By: Benoit Vanniere I’ll take the opportunity of this blog to present a result which continues to puzzle me and which I still haven’t found a full explanation for: why does tropical cyclone precipitation depend so little on the resolution … Con…
    - 73 days ago 7 Mar 22, 5:41am -
  • Climate Change 2021—The Physical Science Basis
    By: Jonathan Gregory, Ed Hawkins, Matt Palmer This document is a short summary of key points that are of current relevance to society from the physical science of climate change. It is based on the headline statements of the report … Continue readi…
    - 79 days ago 1 Mar 22, 2:22pm -
  • Where Do All My Balloons Go?
    By: Andrew K. Mirza Turbulence! If you have ever travelled by aeroplane, then you may have experienced atmospheric turbulence during the flight: It is when the captain switches on the seat-belt sign; requests all passengers return to their seats and…
    - 87 days ago 21 Feb 22, 12:32pm -
  • Why should we care about sea ice floes?
    By: Adam Bateson One of the most frequently used visual devices to illustrate climate change is that of a polar bear on sea ice surrounded by open ocean (Fig. 1). Polar bears are today identified as a vulnerable species, with sea ice decline the…
    - 94 days ago 14 Feb 22, 11:43am -

Met Office

  • new‘Blood rain’ in the news – but what’s the reality?
    Reports of ‘blood rain’ in the UK have been circulating in the news in recent days, although the reality is a little more underwhelming. There have been some reports in recent days of a yellow haze to some recent rain … Continue reading →
    - 45 mins ago 19 May 22, 10:14am -
  • Are mid-20°C temperatures in May unusual?
    The UK’s hottest day of 2022 so far was recorded at Heathrow with 27.5°C today (17 May 2022), leading to interest in how often we record these kinds of temperatures in the UK during May. Mike Kendon, from the Met … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 17 May 22, 4:52pm -
  • Summer’s on the way – here’s how you can make the most of it
    As the summer weather once again dominates conversations around the UK, there are simple steps everyone can take to be prepared – no matter what the weather throws at you. To help you take control of how it affects you, … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 17 May 22, 10:59am -
  • Behind the scenes of Storm Eunice and landing aircraft safely
    Storm Eunice impacted southern England and Wales on 18 February 2022, with widespread disruption and damage for much of the UK in what was the most severe and damaging storm to affect southern areas since February 2014.   However, although the ……
    - 6 days ago 13 May 22, 10:12am -
  • Parts of Pakistan and north-west India to endure +50C temperatures
    A brutal heatwave that has enveloped parts of southern Asia since the end of April looks set to intensify, says the latest forecast from the Met Office. Nick Silkstone is a meteorologist with the Met Office’s Global Guidance Unit. He … Continue r…
    - 7 days ago 12 May 22, 1:49pm -
  • Exploring Anglian Water’s water resource extremes using novel techniques
    Climate change projections show UK rainfall patterns are expected to shift, placing extra challenges on regional water companies seeking security of supply for their customers. One of the regions that could potentially be most affected is East Anglia…
    - 8 days ago 11 May 22, 9:50am -
  • ‘Weather forecasts make a real difference when lives could be in danger’
    The Met Office weather forecast helps people make better decisions to stay safe and make the most of their day. In fact, 83% of the public trust the Met Office to do just that*.   But Met Office forecasts are also … Continue reading →
    - 14 days ago 5 May 22, 12:56pm -
  • Warmer weather on the way, but will it be a heatwave?
    The transition from spring to summer looks set to continue next week, with higher temperatures in the forecast thanks to a spell of high pressure, but would it be classed as an official Met Office heatwave? After an unsettled end … Continue reading…
    - 15 days ago 4 May 22, 1:39pm -
  • April showers dwindled in dry month
    April showers were in short supply for the UK in 2022, according to provisional figures from the Met Office. The UK had around a third less rainfall than its average for the month, with southern areas especially dry as high … Continue reading →
    - 16 days ago 3 May 22, 1:36pm -
  • The role for Met Office in Net Zero

    - 16 days ago 3 May 22, 10:29am -