Solar, Terrestrial, & Lunisolar Components of Rate of Change of Length of Day

Paul L. Vaughan, M.Sc. Without a good handle on its simple geometry, a seemingly complex time series can appear as a changeling yielding to the pressures of mysterious statistical manipulation. For example, a fundamentally important seminal observation reported by Le Mouël, Blanter, Shnirman, & Courtillot (2010) revealed the quasistationary 11 year solar cycle in the…

Climate models go cold

Carbon warming too minor to be worth worrying about By David Evans (excerpts from a special to the Financial Post) The debate about global warming has reached ridiculous proportions and is full of micro-thin half-truths and misunderstandings. I am a scientist who was on the carbon gravy train, understands the evidence, was once an alarmist,…

Energy Flow in the United States – 94.6 quads in 2009

Guest post by Ric Werme The folks at Lawrence Livermore Natl. Labs produce a fascinating look at all the energy production in the US, from energy in (as quadrillion BTUs, or quads for short) to energy out: This was featured in a post at Grist.org which has been picked up by several other sites. Even…