Spencer’s posited 1-2% cloud cover variation found

In a nutshell, with a −1.6%per decade change in cloud cover during 1954–2005, it becomes a climate forcing. While China is not the world, it bears consideration. The Hockey Schtick reports: New paper finds significant, natural decrease in cloudiness over past 50 years A paper published last week finds that cloud cover over China significantly…

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Climate Craziness of the week – Claim: nuclear tests stopped global warming in the mid 20th century

People send me stuff. Never mind the other aerosol sources, it was the Fat Man and Little Boy. From the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics April 2011, these claims: Atmospheric nuclear explosions induced the stagnation in global warming in the mid 20th century. Atmospheric nuclear explosions can be regarded as full-scale in situ tests…