Daily Archives: February 16, 2011

The life and times of Carbon Dioxide

From the “fun with conjecture department”, another graduate school paper parroting the claim from NOAA’s Susan Solomon that excess man-made CO2 stays in the atmosphere for thousands of years. From CO2science: In a paper recently published in the international peer-reviewed … Continue reading

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Watch sunspot group 1158 form from nothing

UPDATE: Leif Svalgaard provides us a magnetic movie (SDO HMI) which I’ve also converted and added below. It’s a real treat too. This is truly an impressive animation from the folks at the Solar Dynamics Observatory. I’ve converted it to … Continue reading

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3 CME’s headed our way – geomagnetic storminess set for earth

From the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, word that our recent X-class (and lesser magnitude) solar flares have released three Coronal Mass Ejections (CME’s) toward Earth: The calm before the storm. Three CMEs are enroute, all a part of the … Continue reading

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Going bananas over radiation

While doing some research on Thorium, I came across this interesting little fact that I wasn’t familiar with, so I thought I’d pass it along. Many people fear radiation, sometimes the fear is irrational, based on the erroneous concept that … Continue reading

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Quote of the week: the middle ground where AGW skeptics and proponents should meet up

This article was sent to me by Charles Hart, and I have to say, I really like this quote from Curt Stager in Fast Company. Between the extremes of Hansen’s pronouncements about coal death trains and people in Britain having … Continue reading

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Forget CO2, US Debt “Causes” Warming

Guest Posting by Ira Glickstein Total US Debt (public and private) as a percentage of US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) correlates with NASA GISS US Annual Mean Temperature Anomaly better than CO2 levels! So, if we want to reduce warming, … Continue reading

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