Climate science solar shock and awe

I saw this yesterday, but I decided to wait a day just in case it disappeared. It’s quite the surprise to see the New Scientist dedicate a story, much less…

Igor cool ocean

As I’ve written before, hurricanes are natural heat engines. They transport surface heat to the upper atmosphere for dissipation to space. They do a splendid job of cooling the ocean…

Wood fired power plants help reduce climate change

A retro idea in the UK is already in the US, I’d say it is a better method than some traditional power plant operations, but only works if you have…

Google Earth leads to spectacular meteor crater find

From the European Space Agency via press release, the modern meteorite enthusiast’s dream – finding a crater on Google Earth and seeing it through to full discovery. As more and…

Engelbeen on why he thinks the CO2 increase is man made (part 4).

Foreword: This is the final entry in a four part series by Fedinand Engelbeen. While the narrative is contrary to the views of many of our readers, it is within…

NASA discovery: solar storms don't always travel in straight lines

Once again, Nature surprises us with a “curve ball”. It makes sense to think that a flare/CME off the sun would head in a straight line outward. But as we…

Where the particulates are (and aren't)

This press release from NASA has the usual FUD in it, particularly with the “health-sapping” title. But what I find most interesting is the lack of 2.5 μm particulates in…