Solar Slump: The Sun has been blank for two weeks straight

Over the weekend, we reviewed the state of the solar data for March 2017. Now, there’s a two week straight lack of sunspots, the longest stretch since 2010. Overview The sun is currently blank with no visible sunspots and this is the 14th straight day with a blank look which is the longest such stretch…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #263

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President False Precision: In their early education, many students of science faced the problem of significant numbers (digits). A useful rule of thumb was that the chain was only as strong as its weakest link. In measurement, the…

Taiga Landscape in Quebec, Canada, dominated by Black Spruce Picea mariana

A serious climate opportunity

Why does government refuse to do the one thing that would help our forests and climate? Guest essay by Greg Walcher For years, politicians have waged war on coal, stifled oil and gas production, and advocated carbon taxes and other extreme measures to reduce carbon dioxide, while ignoring one of the most important things they…