Daily Archives: January 4, 2012

Media 101 – How to jump a shark

UPDATE: 1/5/12 5:30AM – Due to reader pressure, the article has been changed – see below the Continue reading line. The story about the hybrid sharks being a byproduct of climate change turns out to be an act of quote … Continue reading

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Solar cycle update: sunspots down, Ap index way down

The NOAA SWPC monthly solar cycle update has been published here, and after a big spike last month, the sunspot count is down again. There’s an even bigger drop though in the Ap geomagnetic index, as seen and discussed below … Continue reading

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Russian river water affecting the Arctic – AO shift blamed

From the University of Washington Russian river water unexpected culprit behind Arctic freshening near US, Canada A hemisphere-wide phenomenon – and not just regional forces – has caused record-breaking amounts of freshwater to accumulate in the Arctic’s Beaufort Sea. Freshwater … Continue reading

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Price-Driven US Energy Independence

Guest post by David Archibald Mike Jonas’ recent post (http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/01/03/peak-oil-the-rp-ratio-re-visited/#more-54146) has prompted me to revisit the subject of US energy independence. The best report on the subject of peak oil was produced by the Australian Government and then suppressed by … Continue reading

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Australian hybrid fish story – Media jumps the shark

Pretty much everyone who has seen this today shakes their head and wonders. I’m wondering too. First, the story which is being serially regurgitated without any thought in media outlets world wide: Please  read this excepted text from the story … Continue reading

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