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)                                            …

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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 to you. I got a letter from Santa today, with a request that I repost…

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 field is low, and its magneto is idling rather than revving up as it should…

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 signatures in cities. The vast majority of the world’s surface weather stations used to monitor…

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 flows shows at 1/10th size. Public exposure of error, the bane of any scientific endeavor.…

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 know why there was a flurry of questionable press releases this past week like these:…