Beryllium 10 and climate

Quick primer: Beryllium-10 is an isotope that is a proxy for the sun’s activity. Be10 is produced in the atmosphere by cosmic ray collisions with atoms of oxygen and nitrogen. Beryllium 10 concentrations are linked to cosmic ray intensity which can be a proxy for solar strength. One way to capture earth’s record of that…

A Canadian’s view on CO2 and the economy

Photo: (not part of original article) bread lines of the great depression – coming again? Climate change: Less CO2, less jobs. It’s that simple. 03-16-2009 NIGEL HANNAFORD If you want to know what an economy that pumps out less carbon dioxide is like, look at Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. Factories closed, growing numbers of jobless,…

Another shocked polar explorer

You may recall Lewis Pugh and his laughable “expedition” in Kayaks last summer to plant flags of nations on the ice. I came a little more respect for this group, since at least they are attempting some science. But given the media coverage and the problems they face in getting any meaningful data, I have…