7.0 quake off Honshu, Japan – no Tsunami Warning

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

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…

While the Sun's in a funk, no hint of resumed ocean warming

Global SST Update: Still No Sign of Resumed Warming by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Here’s the global average sea surface temperature (SST) update from AMSR-E on NASA’s Aqua satellite,…

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”…

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…

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…

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 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…