Earth Braces for Solar Storm Tonite

NASA announced that a massive solar flare that erupted Sunday should strike Earth some time tonite in the early AM hours (Correction, has struck Earth, details follow). “This eruption is directed right at us and is expected to get here early in the day on Aug. 4,” said Leon Golub of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for…

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New carbon dioxide emissions model: “carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced to around zero by the end of the century”

Via press release from the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science New carbon dioxide emissions model Meteorologists have determined exactly how much carbon dioxide humans can emit into the atmosphere while ensuring that the earth does not heat up by more than two degrees The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calculated projected…

Open Water At The North Pole

by Steven Goddard, We have been watching temperatures and webcam images closely at the NOAA North Pole drifting weather station this year. Except for a few days in early July, they have looked like the series of images below – snow, ice and clouds. No open leads and little or no surface meltwater. June 15…

Global Sea Surface Temperature Cooling Continues

Above: Sea Surface Temperature anomaly map from NOAA/NESDIS.  Note the La Nina building in the Pacific. By Dr. Roy Spencer Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) measured by the AMSR-E instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite continue the fall which began several months ago. The following plot, updated through July 29, 2010 shows that the cooling in the…