Daily Archives: February 3, 2014

Arctic Layer Cake

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a recent paper paywalled here, called Arctic winter warming amplified by the thermal inversion and consequent low infrared cooling to space. Fortunately, the Supplementary Online Information is available here, and it contains much valuable information. … Continue reading

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Posted in Antarctic, Arctic, Bad science | Tagged , , | 144 Comments

January solar cycle 24 numbers, a new high for one, continued slumps for others

The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center released their January 2014 solar data, and it has one small surprise, the 10.7 radio flux is the highest ever in cycle 24, the other metrics, not so much. SSN has been about where … Continue reading

Posted in Solar | 210 Comments

Nature can, selectively, buffer human-caused global warming, say Israeli, US scientists

Jerusalem, February 2, 2014 – Can naturally occurring processes selectively buffer the full brunt of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities? Yes, find researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Johns Hopkins University in the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 84 Comments

New paper: Arctic amplification of temperature not primarily due to albedo changes, climate models need to be reworked

From the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology: Climate changes faster in the Arctic than anywhere else on Earth, a phenomenon that is often explained by retreating snow and ice leading to more solar surface warming (positive ice-albedo-effect). In a new … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 105 Comments

Yeo gets the heave-ho

Some good news out of Britain, global warming alarmist and Senior Conservative MP Tim Yeo has lost his fight against being deselected by party activists.

Posted in Climate News | 69 Comments

U.S. Dec/Jan Temperatures 3rd Coldest in 30 Years

by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Yes, Virginia, it really has been a cold winter. The winter months of December 2013 and January 2014 averaged over the contiguous 48 United States were the 3rd coldest Dec/Jan in the last 30 … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data | 95 Comments

Greenhouse ‘time machine’ sheds light on corn domestication

A grass called teosinte is thought to be the ancestor of corn, but it doesn’t look much like corn at all. Smithsonian scientists were surprised to find that teosinte planted in growth chambers under climate conditions that simulate the environment … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Carbon dioxide | 52 Comments

Monday Mirthiness – Mann’s keyboard?

There was a lot of interest in my post Michael Mann the ‘reluctant public figure’ and ‘typewriter expert’ where he made the easily debunked claim about the QWERTY keyboard being the very first. Since then, spies, lubricated by “big oil” have … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Michael E. Mann, Satire | 45 Comments

Build the Keystone pipeline, already!

KXL was AWOL from SOTU – along with real energy, job, economic and revenue solutions Guest essay by Paul Driessen President Obama frequently says he wants to turn the economy around, put America back to work, produce more energy, improve … Continue reading

Posted in Current News, Politics | 64 Comments