Those much maligned plastic grocery bags can run your diesel truck or car

From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Plastic shopping bags make a fine diesel fuel, researchers report CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Plastic shopping bags, an abundant source of litter on land…

Satellite Video Shows Movement of Major U.S. Winter Storm in the South

A new NASA video of NOAA’s GOES satellite imagery shows three days of movement of the massive winter storm that stretches from the southern U.S. to the northeast.Visible and infrared…

JLI First Forecasts

Image Credit: Walter Dnes By Walter Dnes – Edited by Just The Facts In a recent post I introduced The “January Leading Indicator“. At that time, there were some concerns…

New hockey team paper: models tuned to tree rings and other palaeo-climate reconstructions

A new paper is out in a special issue of Climate of the Past called Progress in paleoclimate modelling It is from the ‘hockey team’ and titled “Using palaeo-climate comparisons…

It's dead, Jim: China's lunar rover fails to reconnect with Earth

UPDATE2: Return of the Jade Rabbit: China’s moon rover back in action BEIJING — China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover, feared to have suffered some irreparable technical difficulties, may yet have…

Forensic science reports more deaths in Australia than Sweden due to cold

From the University of Adelaide , something nobody would have ever guessed. Australian state has higher rate of hypothermia deaths than Sweden Social isolation, lack of housing insulation are contributing…

An attempt to politicize the winter Olympics over climate change fails to demonstrate climate consensus

Olympic athletes just won’t know what snow is (with apologies to Dr. David Viner) With  the winter Olympics taking center stage of world media right now it of course becomes…

An end to the 'Modern Warm Regime' identified from TSI data?

Dr. Sam Outcalt : Emeritus Professor of Physical Geography, University of Michigan writes in with an analysis of the recently revised TSI Data from the University of Colorado as mentioned…