Daily Archives: December 23, 2010

Some of the Missing Energy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The canonical equation describing the energy balance of the earth looks like this: ∆Q (energy added) = ∆U (energy lost) + ∆Ocean (energy moving in/out of the ocean)               … Continue reading

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A reply to Senator Menendez from Santa

People send me stuff. I’m on all sorts of mailing lists, and ever since WUWT started the Sea Ice Page, I’ve been on the Santa’s workshop mailing list. Believe me, it’s as much a surprise to me as it is … Continue reading

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Early Christmas gift from Lisa Jackson: power plant greenhouse gas limits

EPA Agrees to Limit Emissions From Power Plants, Refineries From the NY Times:  the headline would make it sound like there was some sort of debate going on inside the EPA… First paragraph:  “Threatened with lawsuits from environmental groups, the … Continue reading

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Solar Geomagnetic Ap Index Hits Zero

This is something you really don’t expect to see this far into solar cycle 24. But there it is, the Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite shows the sun as a cueball: The Ap index being zero, indicates that the sun’s magnetic … Continue reading

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3% of Earth’s landmass is now urbanized

This study, from 2005, is not one I’ve covered here before, but I thought it was relevant to have a look at as a logical followup to the recent announcement from NASA at AGU that satellites have identified strong UHI … Continue reading

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Where Did I Put That Energy?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [UPDATE 2 AM Christmas morning, and of course Murphy is still alive and his Law is still in operation. I find a decimal point error in my calculations … grrr, I hates that, ocean energy … Continue reading

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It’s official: Polar bear not an endangered species

The word comes from the Obama Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, no less, and some enironmentalists heads are exploding right about now. This pretty well slams the door on the polar bears threatened by global warming meme. Now we … Continue reading

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Confirmation of Solar forcing of the semi-annual variation of length-of-day

This essay by Paul Vaughn is very interesting because it shows correlation between cosmic rays (via neutron count), terrestrial angular momentum, and length of day. – Anthony Semi-Annual Solar-Terrestrial Power Guest Post by Paul L. Vaughan, M.Sc. Using different methods, … Continue reading

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