7.0 quake off Honshu, Japan – no Tsunami Warning

From USGS The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement, but no warning: Advertisements

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Obituary – Hal Lewis

In Memoriam Harold (“Hal”) Warren Lewis (October 1, 1923 – May 26, 2011) Before his dramatic resignation from the American Physical Society on October 6, 2010 over the society position on global warming (the text of his letter is available here and the APS reply and WUWT discussion is available here), Dr. Harold Lewis would…

Best wishes to Andy Revkin for a speedy recovery

I don’t know how I missed this, perhaps it was all the ICCC6 business, travel, and work catch-up. NYT Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin has suffered a stroke. He’s “ok” in the sense that it is not life threatening, but it could have been very serious had he not sought medical attention immediately. My best…

Solar activity report: the sun is still in a funk

UPDATE: New graphs from David Archibald added. See below. The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has released their latest charts on solar activity and the news is not encouraging for solar watchers. Today, the sun has but a couple of anemic “sunspecks”. Last month I wrote about how May had not continued the advances…

Katla: Let's get ready to ruuuummmbbbbllle

Russ Steele writes: Iceland Update: Katla is rumbling again I wrote about the possibility that Katla is Iceland might become active again in this decade here, based on a swarm of earth quakes. Now those quakes are getting more intense. Every time Katla has erupted in human history the human race has suffered. Now, with…

Censorship or salesmanship?

Mark Lynas makes a complaint about what he describes as possible censorship related to the release of his new book The God Species. Apparently, it got pulled from Amazon.com in the UK. He writes: The God Species withdrawn from Amazon – censorship? Starting some time on Friday morning a strange note appeared on the Amazon.co.uk…

The Met Office, eyes wide open

There’s an extraordinary admission about solar activity and cold winters in the UK from the Met Office in an article in FT Magazine. It is as if the blinders have been removed. The relevant passage is below from the much larger article.