Global hurricane activity has decreased to the lowest level in 30 years.

Cross Posted from Climate Audit by Ryan N. Maue, Florida State University COAPS Figure: Global 24-month running sum time-series of Accumulated Cyclone Energy updated through March 12, 2009. Very important: global hurricane activity includes the 80-90 tropical cyclones that develop around the world during a given calendar year, including the 12-15 that occur in the…

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NASA solicits new studies on the current solar minimum

This is interesting. It seems that NASA has taken an interest in the current solar minimum and is getting ready to launch one or more studies about it. They are soliciting proposals. Leif, here is your chance. – Anthony From this NASA document (PDF here) ROSES-09 Amendment 1: New proposal opportunity in Appendix B.9: Causes…

Wind shifts may stir CO2 from Antarctic depths

Releases may have speeded end of last ice age — and could act again IMAGE: This pictures shows the locations of cores showing Antarctic upwelling. Click here for more information. Natural releases of carbon dioxide from the Southern Ocean due to shifting wind patterns could have amplified global warming at the end of the last…