Summer Temperature Trends In Greenland


By Paul Homewood



According to the official numbers from DMI, annual temperatures across Greenland were just as high in the 1930s and 40s as they have been in recent years. The only exception was the unusually warm year of 2010.

But what about summertime temperatures? Since that is when most ice melt occurs, this time of year is perhaps the most relevant.

Based on the actual temperature record, (and not the adjusted version), we can see that the pattern is similar to the annual trend for both Nuuk and Angmagssilik, on the west and east coasts respectively.

Again, temperatures since 2000 for the main part are, if anything, lower then the 1930s and 40s.



There is nothing here to suggest that the climate in Greenland in the last century is any more than a reflection of natural cycles such as the AMO.

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$90 Billion Per Year: Africa’s Demand for Going Green

Watts Up With That?


Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Africa has just produced a report which estimates between $60 – $90 billion per year will be required for Africa’s green energy revolution.

Following high-level declarations at the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Conference in late 2015, there is a growing appetite for renewable energy in Africa. This is much-needed; the continent’s energy supplies are not meeting the needs and aspirations of its people. A better system will promote economic diversification, raise productivity, and improve the health and wellbeing of citizens.

Africa requires between $60 and $90 billion annually to address its energy shortfall, roughly quadruple 2014 investment levels. While fossil fuels, notably coal, oil and gas, continue to provide a signi cant quantity of energy – especially in South Africa – renewables need to play a greater role.

Africa has plentiful resources, from geothermal power in Kenya and Ethiopia to hydropower…

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