Canadian mini-satellite may solve carbon puzzle

from the Calgary Herald: Canadian mini-satellite may solve carbon puzzle (h/t to WUWT reader “Freezedried”) Tom Spears Canwestnews Service Friday, February 27, 2009 While NASA lost a $285-million US satellite this week, a Canadian microsatellite that does the same job is chugging along happily in orbit –at 1/1,000th the cost. The 30-centimetre-long University of Toronto…

Snowiest Winter Ever Recorded in North Dakota

Guest Post by Harold Ambler Snow, wind, and cold have assaulted North Dakota yet again in the past 24 hours. In Bismarck Friday morning the temperature was 12 below zero with a new inch or two of snow expected following Thursday’s more significant storm. According to USA Today, snow in the southern part of the…

A short primer: The Greenhouse Effect Explained

Guest post by Steve Goddard There is a considerable amount of misinformation propagated about the greenhouse effect by people from both sides of the debate.  The basic concepts are straightforward, as explained here. The greenhouse effect is real.  If there were no greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, earth would be a cold place.   Compare Mars versus Venus –…