Now well over 30 days without a cycle 24 sunspot

The last time we saw would could have been a cycle 24 sunspot, was on January 20th, 2009, but it was an oddball, and not clearly part of cycle 23 or 24. Spaceweather.com wrote that day: A new sunspot [1011] is emerging inside the circle region–and it is a strange one. The low latitude of…

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CO2 Does Not Drive Glacial Cycles

Guest post by Steven Goddard There are still people who insist that changes in CO2 can explain the pattern of glacial and interglacial periods.  This article will present several arguments demonstrating that is incorrect, based on the ice core data below. Click for larger image The most obvious reason is that CO2 lags temperature.  Changes in ocean temperature have…

Climate Audit is down

While we are on the subject of hardware failure (such as has hit the DMSP satellite NSIDC and Cryosphere Today use) Climate Audit is down due to a file system or HD error. It happens. I’m on my way to the Colo (90 miles away) to effect a repair. Comments may be delayed for a…