Fig.3.a. Low frequency index aSST3.4(red) and NOAA anomaly index Nino3.4generated by the climatology method (blue).

Two new papers suggest solar activity is a ‘climate pacemaker’

      Here are some highlights of these two new papers published in Physics Letters A by David H. Douglass & Robert S.Knox: Central Pacific region temperature dataset SST3.4 from 1990 to 2014 is studied. SST3.4 contains a sustained signal at 1.0 cycle/yr implying solar forcing. SST3.4 also contains a signal (<1 cycle/yr) showing…

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California Niño/Niña

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This is a quick post about a coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon that had previously not been described. The paper flew by under the radar back in April. Initial Note: The “California Niño/Niña” is said to be independent of the El Niño and La Niña events taking place in the equatorial Pacific.…

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Big Numbers, Small Numbers

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I read a paper today that said that there are no less than 270,000,000 kilograms of plastic in the ocean, which is about half a billion pounds plus of plastic. So … is this a big number or a small number? The story is at the Guardian, and they’ve illustrated…

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Climate alarmism secures a set of warning signals

An alarming claim from from the University of Exeter, based entirely on modeling. Study finds early warning signals of abrupt climate change A new study by researchers at the University of Exeter has found early warning signals of a reorganisation of the Atlantic oceans’ circulation which could have a profound impact on the global climate…