Evidence of a Significant Solar Imprint in Annual Globally Averaged Temperature Trends – Part 2

NEW An update to this has been made here: evidence of a lunisolar influence on decadal and bidecadal oscillations in globally averaged temperature trends Part II By Basil Copeland and Anthony Watts In Part I, we presented evidence of a noticeable periodicity in globally averaged temperatures when filtered with Hodrick-Prescott smoothing. Using a default value…

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Joe Bastardi on 60 Minutes and Gore

Veteran Meteorologist Joe Bastardi of AccuWeather on Al Gore’s 60 minutes interview: I am absolutely astounded that someone who refuses to publicly debate anyone on this matter and has no training in the field narrated a movie where frames of nuclear explosions were interspersed in a subliminal way in scenes of droughts and flood, among…

Solar Cycle 23 Forecasts – The Movie

Click image for movie – note download is large 2.4MB A guest post by Michael Ronayne Note: Mike has created a movie (solar_cycle_23-24_sunspots.gif large (2.4MB) animated GIF) that shows how the cycle 23 forecast has progressed through time. Given that NASA’s David Hathaway recently commented on SpaceWeather that we are still seeing Cycle 23 spots, this…

Silent Protest of Light

A couple of comments have mentioned the global “turn off your lights” night. Lubos Motl at the Reference Frame has a suggestion Earth Hour: turn your lights on at 8 p.m. Tonight, at 8 p.m. local time, you should turn on all the light bulbs you have for 60 minutes (it will only cost you 3…

UPDATED: New sunspots, but still solar cycle 23 spots

  Click for magnified view of the sun showing the most recent spot. Sunspot 987, 988, and now newly emerging 989 are shown above. With all being near the equator, they are still a cycle 23 spots. A cycle 24 spot would be at a much higher latitude. The most recent magnetogram shows them to have the magnetic…

Evidence of a Significant Solar Imprint in Annual Globally Averaged Temperature Trends – Part 1

NEW An update to this has been made here: evidence of a lunisolar influence on decadal and bidecadal oscillations in globally averaged temperature trends NOTE: This essay represents a collaboration over a period of a week via email between myself and Basil Copeland. Basil did the statistical heavy lifting and the majority of writing, while I provided suggestions,…