Arctic Ozone “Hole” in March

From the European Space Agency, a story of significant cold and wind patterns that have created an ozone “hole” in the Arctic where there normally isn’t one. The last time this happened was in 1997. It isn’t really a “hole” as you can see in the graphic below there are reduced levels of ozone, but…

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Bastardi: no return of El Niño til 2012

No No to el Nino ( till 2012) By Joe Bastardi (from his WeatherBell blog) I was going to write something about the dreaded back door front and how while it may be 90 at the masters this weekend it may snow in the I-90 corridor in the northeast but then Joe D Aleo sent…

Courtillot on the solar UV climate connection

From the HockeySchtick Video: Geophysicist explains how the Sun controls climate, not CO2 Dr. Vincent Courtillot is a professor of geophysics at the University Paris-Diderot and Chair of paleomagnetism and geodynamics of the Institut Universitaire de France. In the recent lecture below he explains how solar cycles control the climate by influence on cloud formation (the cosmic ray…