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Slowdown Of Global Warming In Northern Hemisphere
2014-04-08 13:44:55

By A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State The recent slowdown in the warming rate of the Northern Hemisphere may be a result of internal variability of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation -- a natural phenomenon related to sea surface temperatures, according to Penn State researchers. "Some researchers have in the past attributed a portion of Northern Hemispheric warming to a warm phase of the AMO," said Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology. "The true AMO signal,...

Tree Rings May Underestimate Climate Response To Volcanic Eruptions
2012-02-06 05:45:55

Some climate cooling caused by past volcanic eruptions may not be evident in tree-ring reconstructions of temperature change because large enough temperature drops lead to greatly shortened or even absent growing seasons, according to climate researchers, who compared tree-ring temperature reconstructions with model simulations of past temperature changes. "We know these tree rings capture most temperature changes quite well," said Michael Mann, professor of meteorology and geosciences and...

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2011-08-23 15:32:55

  The Arlington, Virginia-based National Science Foundation (NSF) closed its inquiry into Michael Mann, a Pennsylvania researcher who´s been a target of climate-change skeptics. Mann was cleared of wrongdoing by investigators for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the flap surrounding e-mails hacked from a UK university. Pennsylvania State University, where Mann is a professor of meteorology, exonerated him in February of suppressing or falsifying...

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2011-06-21 06:05:00

A consistent link exists between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level, resulting in a greater rate of sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast than that of the past 2,000 years, says an international research team. "Sea-level rise is a potentially disastrous outcome of climate change, as rising temperatures melt land-based iced and warm ocean waters," says Benjamin Horton, associate professor and director of the Sea Level Research Laboratory at the University of...

2011-05-01 00:08:14

The Heartland Institute will host its sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-6) on June 30 and July 1 in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park. Heartland will be joined in Washington by dozens of think tank cosponsors and hundreds of scientists who dispute the claim that "the science is settled" on the causes, consequences, and policy implications of climate change. Past conferences have taken place in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, and Sydney, Australia and...

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2010-11-19 07:40:06

Record-breaking temperatures, extreme drought, stronger hurricanes and record rainfall are among the latest signs of climate change, scientists are warning. Weather patterns could become worse in the future if the world continues on its fossil-fuel consuming course, the scientists told AFP during a conference call Wednesday to discuss the year in global warming. Michael Mann, one of the leading scientists on the conference call, said he had just returned from a trip to Churchill, Manitoba,...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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