The Arctic Methane Scare: Oversold

By PAUL C. “CHIP” KNAPPENBERGER and PATRICK J. MICHAELS Methane is all the rage. Why? Because 1) it is a powerful greenhouse gas, that molecule for molecule, is some 25 times as potent as carbon dioxide (when it comes to warming the lower atmosphere),  2) it plays a feature role in a climate scare story…

Global Temperature Report: May 2016

May 2016 was 2nd warmest May in satellite record When is an anomaly just an anomaly and not necessarily part of a larger trend? Perhaps, when the anomaly is a significant outlier that can be linked to a specific cause. May 2016 was the second warmest May in the satellite temperature record, trailing only May…

A new method for predicting speed and motion of solar flares

A Montana State University physicist who has developed a new model that predicts the speed of solar plasma during solar flares, likening it to the path traveled by a thrown baseball, will present his findings at the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society conference being held this week in Boulder, Colorado. Sean Brannon,…

Monday Mirthiness: A ‘psychic’ view of climate change

Psychic Medium Ian Scott writes via our “submit story” link: Climate Change Please Use Common Sense. Climate change, global warming the heated debate goes on and on. A handful of scientists say one thing and a handful of scientists say another ? which scientists do we believe ? “none of them”. Lets all use our…