First Estimate of Solar Cycle 25 Amplitude – may be the smallest in over 300 years

Guest post by David Archibald Predicting the amplitude of Solar Cycle 24 was a big business. Jan Janssens provides the most complete table of Solar Cycle 24 predictions at: http://users.telenet.be/j.janssens/SC24.html Prediction activity for Solar Cycle 24 seemed to have peaked in 2007. In year before, Dr David Hathaway of NASA made the first general estimate…

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Another GISS miss, this time in Iceland

Ever wonder why NASA’s Jim Hansen (and many others) see red at high northern latitudes? Above 2011 Temperature Anomaly. Source: NASA GISS interactive plotter With all that red up north, you’d think Jimbo, Gore, and Trenberth would want to get a look at that firsthand, instead of making a fossil fueled boat trip to Antarctica…

Polar bears and sulfates

From the University of Washington  some apparent confusion about what sulfates look like. Injecting sulfate particles into stratosphere won’t fully offset climate change IMAGE:A polar bear walks along an expanse of open water at the edge of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba, in 2011. The bears need pack ice to hunt for…Click here for more…

PEERs rush in: Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

Andrew Revkin reports today on the engagement of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) to the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund created by Professor Scott Mandia, aka “Supermandia” as he sees himself in the photo below. From Scott Mandia’s blog-he captions this photo at left: The Caped Climate Crusader: Battling the evil forces of global…