SNAP: ‘Data says global cooling, physical model says it has to be warming’

A global temperature conundrum: Cooling or warming climate? From the University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON, Wis. — When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently requested a figure for its annual report, to show global temperature trends over the last 10,000 years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Zhengyu Liu knew that was going to be a problem.…

A Gleissberg Solar Minimum?

Allan MacRae says: Thanks to Alberta Jacobs In a recent paper “The Centennial Gleissberg Cycle and its Association with Extended Minima”, to be soon published in JGR/Space, Feynman and Ruzmaikin discuss how the recent extended minimum of solar and geomagnetic variability (XSM) mirrors the XSMs in the 19th and 20th centuries: 1810–1830 and 1900–1910.

August Arctic Sea Ice Outlook Contest

The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces the call for contributions for the Sea Ice Outlook August report. The Sea Ice Outlook provides an open process for those interested in arctic sea ice to share ideas about the September minimum sea ice extent. The monthly reports contain a variety of perspectives—from advanced numerical models to…

Canberra’s costly carbon follies outdo even the Danes

Story submitted by Mike Jonas writes Angus Taylor, MP for Hume, New South Wales, Australia. How refreshing it is to read something written by a politician that shows that they “get it”! Some of the article follows, but first an explanation: Canberra – also known as the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) – was specially created…