Forget CO2 and Milankovitch cycles, new study says dust in the wind drives climate

From the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona  a suggestion that ocean CO2 sequestration  is driven by iron laden dust blown into the oceans that cause phytoplankton blooms, resulting in the ocean as a CO2 sink. It’s another take on the proposed experiment from a  couple of years ago where a researcher wanted to drop a barge…

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Tropical Storm Irene

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach When is a hurricane not a hurricane? Well, when it doesn’t blow 64 knots (33 m/sec, 74 mph), because then it’s only a tropical storm. Inspired by a post over at the Cliff Mass Weather Blog, I’ve been trying to find a single report of sustained hurricane force winds anywhere…

Reasons to be a Global Warming Skeptic

[Note: Charlie Martin of the PJ Tattler graciously agrees to have this reprinted here. While he’s taken a bit of artistic license with some claims, such as the “big oil coupon” claim, the gist of it sums up well, but could use some tweaking on details, which I’m sure WUWT readers will enjoy providing. For…

Newsbytes: Green crash and burn accelerating

By Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF Organizers of the London 2012 Olympic Games dropped a plan to cut carbon emissions during the sporting showcase, abandoning a pledge made when it defeated eight other cities to host the event. Games administrators will “no longer pursue formal offsetting procedures” to mitigate Olympics-related emissions, documents posted on…

Hurricane Fatalities, 1900–2010: Update

by Indur M. Goklany Much to my surprise, I heard from NHC’s Dr. Eric Blake today on the fatalities data for hurricanes. I was sure he would take a break to catch his breath after Irene (and before Katia), and since I’m sure the NHC gets no respite during hurricane season. Regardless, I really want…