Cosmic Rays and Climate – to be or not to be?

From the “science is still settling” department, the question still seems up in the air to me. On one hand we have Dr. Jasper Kirkby, Head of the CLOUD Experiment, CERN Geneva giving a thorough review showing strong correlations between cosmic rays, solar cycles and earth’s climate. He projects a possible mini ice age by…

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Remember that ‘unprecedented’ Greenland ice sheet surface melt that was allegedly caused by global warming? Never mind

We covered this extensively at WUWT last summer, including the “unprecedented claim” where a researcher said it was a recurring 150 year event that was ‘right on time‘. It turns out jet stream changes and thin cloud cover was the driver. Also “the analysis shows that ocean temperatures and Arctic sea-ice cover were relatively unimportant…

Fading El Niño complicates NOAA’s winter forecast

Press release:  Elusive El Niño challenges NOAA’s 2012 U.S. Winter Outlook The western half of the continental U.S. and central and northern Alaska could be in for a warmer-than-average winter, while most of Florida might be colder-than-normal December through February, according to NOAA’s annual Winter Outlook announced today from the agency’s new Center for Weather…

Another paper refutes the Mann made hockey stick – MWP was ≈1°C warmer than current temperatures

This new paper uses a rather unique proxy; high-resolution samples micromilled from archaeological shells of the European limpet, Patella vulgata. Mr. Limpet would be proud. A paper published this week in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology finds that the Medieval Warming Period “was warmer than the late 20th century by ~1°C.” The paper adds to…

New Study Shows A Clear Millennial Solar Impact Throughout Holocene

Key Points High resolution SST and SSS reconstruction off Cape Hatteras Low salinity anomaly (3.5-5.2 ka): absence of Labrador current influence Millenial NAO pattern and solar variability Emphatic Blow To CO2 Warmists – New Study Shows A Clear Millennial Solar Impact Throughout Holocene By Pierre Gosselin (reposted from No Tricks Zone with permission) A new…