Solar to river flow and lake level correlations

Guest post by David Archibald Colder is drier. The figure above is after a figure from Maus et al 2010 “Long term solar activity influences on South American rivers”. It shows a very good correlation between solar activity, as measured by sunspot number, and the flow rate of the Parana River, the second largest river…

More FOIA fakery – this time in the USA Homeland Security, plus peer reviewed paper on Climategate FOIA issues

In light of these recent ugly FOI revelations uncovered by the Associated Press, it makes the recent FOIA issues paper by our friend Dr. Jennifer Marohasy and the subsequent scathing Washington Times editorial about science and disclosure (see below the Continue reading line) even more relevant. Clearly governments and government sponsored institutions like CRU don’t…

Climate bill DOA for this session, focus now on oil spill

From Reid set to put off climate bill By: Darren Samuelsohn and Coral Davenport July 22, 2010 01:01 PM EDT Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appears set to punt on a controversial climate proposal while moving to the floor next week with a more limited bipartisan bill that responds to the Gulf of Mexico oil…

New cartoon series on climate

This is an appropriate introductory image to this new series. Our friend Josh at cartoonsbyjosh.com has decided to launch a news series of cartoons dealing with some of the more absurd issues that have surfaced recently related to Climategate, the whitewash investigations, and other general climatic malaise. Here’s #1, Josh writes:

Pielke Sr. on media climate science overstatements

Example Of Media Overstatement A new study in Nature Geoscience finds that Indian Ocean sea levels are rising unevenly and threatening residents in some densely populated coastal areas, particularly those along the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, and Java. This image shows the key player in the process, the Indo-Pacific warm pool,…

Ship Tracks – what do they do to albedo?

From NASA Science News: I’ve always wondered what cumulative effect increased global shipping might have on low level clouds over the ocean. These NASA images suggest ship cloud tracks are much like contrails following jets, though with differing mechanisms. acquired September 28, 2009 Cloud Droplet Radius download large Cloud Droplet Radius image (3 MB, JPEG)…