This week in climate news - 1 March 2015

The most popular articles from the past week.

Ocean circulation change: Sea level spiked for two years along Northeastern North America

Sea levels from New York to Newfoundland jumped up about four inches in 2009 and 2010 because ocean circulation changed. The unusual spike in sea level caused flooding along the northeast coast of North America and was independent of any hurricanes or winter storms. A new article documents that the extreme increase in sea level rise lasted two years, not just a few months. »
24 February 2015, 18:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Spy cables: Greenpeace head targeted by intelligence agencies before Seoul G20

South Korea’s intelligence service requested information about South African activist Kumi Naidoo in runup to leaders’ meeting in 2010 Read the leaked document here Continue reading... »
24 February 2015, 19:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Cooler Pacific has slowed global warming but pause unlikely to last, scientists say

A natural cooling of the Pacific Ocean has contributed to slow global warming in the past decade but the pause is unlikely to last much longer, US scientists said. »
27 February 2015, 02:44 - smh - Search similar - Email

Interaction of Atlantic and Pacific oscillations caused 'false pause' in warming

The recent slowdown in climate warming is due, at least in part, to natural oscillations in the climate, according to a team of climate scientists, who add that these oscillations represent variability internal to the climate system. They do not signal any slowdown in human-caused global warming. »
27 February 2015, 02:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

EU wants Paris climate deal to cut carbon emissions 60% by 2050

A major UN climate summit in Paris later this year should call on countries to make tough carbon cuts to avoid dangerous global warming, EU document says. »
23 February 2015, 18:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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