Scientists not sure why Sun 'continues to be dead'

The sun today. There appears to be an emerging Cycle 23 spot at the left, but still no new Cycle 24 spots. Click for large image That’s never a good…

Anecdotal Climate & Weather Roundup

Seattle has coldest first week of June since 1891 Seattle just experienced the coldest first week of June, according to climate records dating to 1891, said Cliff Mass, University of…

Blogging Now Good for You, Still Bad for Some

From Slashdot: Several users have alerted us to a May Scientific American article that has been getting some attention more recently. Apparently, blogging is now good for you and, at…

Surprise: Earths' Biosphere is Booming, Satellite Data Suggests CO2 the Cause

Eco Worriers: “CO2 is a pollutant!” Gaia: “Tell that to the biosphere.” Biosphere: “Yumm, burp!”   The SeaWiFS instrument aboard the Seastar satellite has been collecting ocean data since 1997.…

JunkScience.com back up and running

After nearly a two week hiatus, www.junkscience.com is back online. Give Barry Hearn and Steve Milloy a visit, and maybe help out by buying a book or t-shirt or hit…

Some Planetary Perspective

Update 2: Reader Jesse Michael forwarded me this animated image above, which does a better job than the flawed NASA image or it’s replacement I found below. It takes about…

Jason-2 satellite set to launch June 15th from Vandenberg, will track sea level

Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM). Click for High resolution image (Credit: NOAA) Hopefully, this will put an end to tide gage data and it’s nuances (such as subsidence). From a …

Open Thread #2

Behave yourselves. Just remember that some comments with links might end up in the spam filter and may take some time before I notice them.

The Hockey Stick returns as web karma

Looks like a tipping point has been reached. Click graph for details.  

RSS: Global Temperature Also Cooler in May

A few days ago I highlighted the drop in global temperatures as measured by satellite from UAH, the University of Alabama, Huntsville. They published their satellite derived Advanced Microwave Sounder Unit…

NOAA reports on our cooler than normal spring

NOAA: U.S. Has 36th Coolest Spring on Record   June 6, 2008 High resolution (Credit: NOAA) The March-May spring season was the 36th coolest on record for the contiguous United…

No More Singing Around the Campfire: Too Much C02

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, word of insanity afoot in local government there. I wonder if the board members at Parks and Recreation will give up their cars, or maybe their…

Brian Sussman: Global Whining vs. the Truth

Foreword from Anthony: Brian Sussman is a professional acquaintance of mine, I’ve known him since he was on KPIX-TV in San Francisco. He and I have come to essentially independent…

Leiberman-Warner cap and trade climate bill: unofficially defeated

UPDATE: This bill has been pulled by Senate Democrats see CBS News story Sources inside the U.S. Senate tell me that this cap and trade bill is “unofficially” defeated, based on a head…

Regarding the Lieberman-Warner Debate, Rep. Rohrabacher: "Do you really think the world is filled with morons?"

From the Congressional Record, this speech was given on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. It is worth reading and posting elsewhere. Lieberman-Warner Debate: Congressman Rohrabacher’s Floor Speech…

"This bill is going down in flames"

Congressional Memo More Talking Than Listening in the Senate Debate About Climate Change   By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN the New York Times   WASHINGTON — About a day into the debate…

What we should be focusing on for power generation

While Jim Hansen lobbies states to get newly designed clean burning coal fired generation plants not built, California remains lukewarm still on an opportunity to extract geothermal heat for a variety of locations in…

California Proclaims Drought – Governator demands action

Added humor above – click for original image Governor Schwarzenegger Proclaims Drought and Orders Immediate Action to Address Situation San Francisco’s Spring, driest on record: The rainfall for the months of…

UAH: Global Temperature Dives in May

Confirming what many of us have already noted from the anecdotal evidence coming in of a much cooler than normal May, such as late spring snows as far south as…

Another record month!

Ah, bet you thought I was talking about temperature didn’t you? Nope, I’m talking about you folks – all my readers that have helped make this blog what it is.…

NASA Press Office Is Criticized on Climate Reports – Hansen news trend still postive

From the New York Times a story on a GAO report looking into “interference” with public releases of climate science at NASA: Two years after James E. Hansen, the leading climate scientist at NASA,…

Army Chief Scientist: "Sun’s turbulent dynamics" driving climate

From Wired Magazine: The Army is weighing in on the global warming debate, claiming that climate change is not man-made.  Instead, Dr. Bruce West, with the Army Research Office, argues…

Livingston and Penn paper: "Sunspots may vanish by 2015".

From the “I hope to God they are flat wrong department”, here is the abstract of a short paper on recent solar trends by William Livingston and Matthew Penn of…

Solar Cycle 24 Could Be 13 Years Long – Cooler Times Ahead?

On Climate Audit’s unthreaded comment forum, David Archibald noted some interesting facts about the solar cycle lengths and upcoming Solar Cycle 24, and provided the graph above. Solar Cycle 20…