Upwelling Solar, Upwelling Longwave

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The CERES dataset contains three main parts—downwelling solar radiation, upwelling solar radiation, and upwelling longwave radiation. With the exception of leap-year variations, the solar dataset does not change from year to year over a few decades at least. It is fixed by unchanging physical laws. The upwelling longwave radiation and…

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A Sober Look At The Northern Polar Vortex

Image Credit NASA – Polar Vortex on Venus WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” Currently there is a lot of media hype about the Polar Vortex over North America, but little in the way of coherent explanation as to what a Polar Vortex is and how it affects Earth’s temperature. As such, a Polar Vortex is…

Akademik Shokalskiy and the Xue Long have broken free from the ice in Antarctica and are no longer in need of assistance

Well that’s the end of that story…until investigations begin. Press release: 12:30pm AEDT, Wednesday 8 January 2014 Antarctic rescue operations complete The Australian Maritime Safety Authority can confirm that the Akademik Shokalskiy and the Xue Long have broken free from the ice in Antarctica and are no longer in need of assistance. The United States…

Putting Headlines Ahead of Science

Essay by Patrick J. Michaels This article appeared in Orange County Register on January 2, 2014. On Dec. 10, Randy Schekman, a UC Berkeley professor, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The day before, he published an op-ed in London’s Guardian, titled “How journals like Nature, Cell, and Science are damaging science,”…

Russian ship ‘Akademik Shokalskiy’ stuck in Antarctic Ice starts moving again, per my forecast – both ships have broken free of ice!

The Akademik Shokalskiy and the Xue Long have broken free of heavy ice and are making progress towards open water. http://t.co/nmpRTRhZfX — AMSA News (@AMSA_News) January 7, 2014 It seems my forecast worked out well. From RT news: A Russian-built ship stranded in the Antarctic ice has started moving away from the ice fields after…