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Model shows how solar cycle impacts atmosphere

Category: Atmosphere, Models

Computer simulations demonstrate that the impact of the 11-year solar cycle on the middle atmosphere is modulated by the stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation [more]

Ground water run-off adds to global sea level rise

Category: Oceans, Surface

Dutch researchers report that ground water contributes around a quarter of the annual increase in sea levels.[more]

Deep ocean warming contributes to sea level rise

Category: Oceans

New research suggests that ocean warming detected below 1,000m has contributed to sea level rise of around 1.2mm per year.[more]

Ice sheet loss estimates reduced by NASA team

Category: Polar

Satellite measurements of gravity fields over the ice cap give the most precise measurement to date of ice sheet loss.[more]

Calls for UN climate chief to resign

Category: IPCC

Rajendra Pachauri's fate as chairman of the IPCC to be decided at the next IPCC meeting in October[more]

Emission reductions difficult to monitor


Policing global attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions may be difficult as monitoring emission level changes in individual countries is fraught with uncertainty, according to a paper in Climatic Change.[more]

NOAA report says the world is getting warming

Category: Climate change

NOAA has published its State of the Climate report which states that the last decade was the warmest period ever and that the world has warmed over the last 50 years.[more]

Bjorn Lomborg changes view on impact of climate change

Category: News

Danish statistician Bjorn Lomborg, author of The Sceptical Environmentalist, has announced that he believes that $100bn a year is needed to fight climate change.[more]

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