Daily Archives: June 14, 2011

“All three of these lines of research to point to the familiar sunspot cycle shutting down for a while.”

I’ve managed to get a copy of the official press release provided by the Southwest Research Institute Planetary Science Directorate to MSM journalists, for today’s stunning AAS announcement and it is reprinted in full here: WHAT’S DOWN WITH THE SUN? … Continue reading

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NASA JPL on New Insights on How Solar Minimums Affect Earth

This is the first of what I’m sure will be a series of solar stories related to the stunning (at least to people who have not been following WUWT since 2008) announcement that it appears sunspots are on the wane, … Continue reading

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BREAKING – major AAS solar announcement: Sun’s Fading Spots Signal Big Drop in Solar Activity

“If we are right, this could be the last solar maximum we’ll see for a few decades,” Hill said. “That would affect everything from space exploration to Earth’s climate.” Update: see the official press release here – “All three of … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Grist perpetuates the tornado to climate change linkage myth

And of course they throw in all ‘extreme weather’ for good measure. But as they like to say, let’s ‘explode the myth’. From the Grist website, an intro to what they say is a ‘must see’ video, following McKibbens ‘must … Continue reading

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Obama’s SmartGrid plans

Via Slashdot: “On Monday, the Obama administration announced the next steps that the US will take to build its 21st century electric grid, and Information Technology is expected to play a big part in the plans. The White House hosted … Continue reading

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American Astronomical Society to make ‘major’ solar announcement

From Space.com Astronomers will unveil a “major result” on Tuesday (June 14) regarding the sun’s 11-year sunspot cycle. The announcement will be made at a solar physics conference in New Mexico, according to an alert released today (June 10) by … Continue reading

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A green product worth recommending

Readers of WUWT know that while I have my doubts about the magnitude of AGW and express skepticism and sometimes outright disdain for certain green schemes and products, some of which work about as well as the photo at left, … Continue reading

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