Study: Ammonium as ice core proxy shows strong Medieval Warm Period in the tropics

The MWP has been vigorously argued to be a regional northern hemisphere phenomenon only, but this new study finds it in South America. In this new paper they write: “The most striking features in the reconstruction are the warm temperatures from ∼1050 to ∼1300 AD compared to the preceding and following centuries, the persistent cooler…

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Personalized energy systems

Could be another pie in the sky idea, but one could always hope. – Anthony A new catalyst could help speed development of inexpensive home-brewed solar energy systems for powering homes and plug-in cars during the day (left) and for producing electricity from a fuel cell at night (right). Credit: Patrick Gillooly/MIT BOSTON — The…

When warmistas attack

Note: There’s a response and analysis to this post here. NOTE: Predictably, Joe Romm has turned this post into a personal bashing of me over at his Climate Progress blog. For some eye opening viewpoints from his side of the argument, have a look at the 495 comments on his parent blog “Think Progress” here.…

Study: Goodbye to Spanish cold nights

We’ve also heard that “snow will be a thing of the past” too. Via Euerkalert and the University of Salamanca, some heated worry, sans UHI, and AMO: Given the impact of climatic extremes on agriculture and health in Spain, researchers at the University of Salamanca (USAL) have analysed the two factors most representative of these…

Global Energy Use in the 21st Century

Guest Post by Thomas Fuller This is a great time to talk about energy use worldwide. Not because it’s topical, or politically important, or anything like that.   It’s a great time because the math is easier now than ever before, and easier than it ever will be again. It’s similar to a time a…