Solar Cycle 24 Update

Guest post by David Archibald Solar Cycle 24 is now over a year old, so it is appropriate to see how it is ramping up. Solar Cycle 24 was a late starter, about three and a half years later than the average of the strong cycles in the late 20th century and almost three year…

Forests in the Eastern United States are growing faster than they have in the past 225 years

From the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center blog: “The chief culprit appears to be climate change, more specifically, the rising levels of atmospheric CO2, higher temperatures and longer growing seasons.” This jibes well with what NASA has been seeing globally via satellite measurements: Surprise: Earths’ Biosphere is Booming, Satellite Data Suggests CO2 the Cause And what has…

Still better than the Met Office

Six more weeks of winter, Phil says Tuesday, February 02, 2010 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Punxsutawney Phil is held by Ben Hughes after emerging this morning from his burrow on Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney. Phil saw his shadow and forecast six more weeks of winter weather. Don’t put those cold weather clothes in…

The single server theory

Jeff Id at the Air vent writes about the recent UEA/CRU announcement that the Climategate files were all left on a single server. Gathering them into one zip file and posting on a Russian FTP: “not so sophisticated”. That and Sir David King – making up stuff.