Daily Archives: August 11, 2010

Quote of the Week: Greenie Fools Day

Today at Huffington Post, a prominent soldier in the environmental movement wrote: I was stunned by the industry’s shamelessness — and then chagrined at my own gullibility. It seems the iPhone app “Our Climate” has caught the attention of the … Continue reading

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New Study Examines Effects of Drought in the Amazon

From Woods Hole Research Institute: Click on image for larger view. (Left) Average dry-season enchanced vegetation index (EVI) across central South America for the period 2000–2008. Overlaid circles represent average vapor pressure deficit (VPD), a measure of the drying power … Continue reading

Posted in Land use land cover change, Science | 24 Comments

Of Rice and Men

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Anthony has posted on a recent study (behind a paywall) of rice production in Rice yields, CO2 and temperature – you write the article. The article claims that rice yields are falling, and will fall … Continue reading

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What happened in 2005 to Arctic sea ice?

By Steve Goddard I need help from the readers to determine if 2010 will finish ahead or below 2005 – the red line in the DMI graph. 2010 is currently tracking just below 2005, but note there was a downwards … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Sea ice | 215 Comments

More Gunsmoke, This Time In Nepal

Note to Readers: This is an important post, as Willis demonstrates that NASA GISS has taken a cooling trend and converted it into a warming trend for the one GHCN station in Nepal which covers the Himalayas. I offer NASA … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, GHCN, Weather_stations | 228 Comments

NASA to get a GRIP on hurricane formation

NASA’s Hurricane Global Hawk Grail Quest In less than two weeks, NASA scientists will begin their quest for the holy grail of hurricane research. The exact conditions required to kickstart a tropical depression into a hurricane largely remain a mystery. … Continue reading

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Perseid meteor shower under way, peaks Thursday

You know it’s a good night when a beautiful alignment of planets is the second best thing that’s going to happen. Thursday, August 12th, is such a night. The show begins at sundown when Venus, Saturn, Mars and the crescent … Continue reading

Posted in Earth, Space | 34 Comments