Comet Lovejoy survives a brush with Sol

From Physorg.com Comet Lovejoy was only discovered a couple of weeks ago. It was supposed to melt as it came so close to the sun that the temperatures would hit several million degrees. But astronomers watching live with NASA telescopes were shocked when a bright spot emerged on the sun’s other side. Lovejoy lived. Here’s…

Don’t sell your coat!

This guest post is well worth a read – Anthony Guest post by Harold Ambler What follows is an excerpt from my new book Don’t Sell Your Coat, available here: I want to examine the moral component of meteorological journalism. As I mentioned near the beginning of this book, I used to be an avid watcher…

Polar amplification works both ways

Guest post by David Archibald When I started out in climate science in 2005, the prevailing view in the sceptic community was that carbon dioxide-caused global warming was real but it wouldn’t be anything as bad as it was painted by the AGW crowd. Sceptics generally thought that climate was a random walk and at…