Who would have guessed it? Sunlit snow key to Arctic ozone depletion

I like this study from the NSF, because they did hands-on empirical measurements and experiments to make  the determination – Anthony Sunlit Snow Triggers Atmospheric Cleaning, Ozone Depletion in the Arctic Finding is related to snow atop sea ice, adding a new dimension to scientific concerns about loss of Arctic ice Kerri Pratt conducts a…

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Three years of the Sun in three minutes

Spectacular three year time lapse video from the Solar Dynamics Observatory In the three years since it first provided images of the sun in the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has had virtually unbroken coverage of the sun’s rise toward solar maximum, the peak of solar activity in its regular 11-year cycle.…

Spencer slays with sarcasm

Heh. In response to a ridiculous claim making the rounds (I get comment bombed at WUWT daily with that nonsense) which I debunked here: A misinterpreted claim about a NASA press release, CO2, solar flares, and the thermosphere is making the rounds Dr. Roy Spencer employs some power visual satire, that has truth in it. He…

Some sense about sensitivity

Excerpts from The Register, coverage of the Nic Lewis paper. This graph below from Bishop Hill shows that it isn’t just one paper, but several now that show lower climate sensitivity to a doubling of CO2. =============================================================== More and more likely that double CO2 means <2°C: New study Yes, it warms the planet – just…

More than a feeling…

You may recall this story:  Climate Craziness of the week – with the physical signature of UHI staring them right in the face, Mann & Borenstein go with their ‘gut’ instincts Josh writes: With several questions from MPs recently, see here, here and here,  on the statistical analysis supporting the Met Office’s claims about recent warming, it is probably time for…