Cooling Down The Land

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [UPDATE] I’ve discovered an error in the calculations that invalidates most of this post, with the exception of the snow extent data. See the explanation here.] As I mentioned in a recent post, the CERES satellite folks have released another year’s worth of data. Since this should have gotten us…

The Arctic: we don’t know as much about environmental change in the far north as we’d like to think

From The Conversation December 4, 2018 9.58am EST The first International Polar Year, held over 1882–1883, was an important event for science. The year was the brainchild of Austrian explorer Karl Weyprecht who, after a few years on different research missions, realised that scientists were missing the big picture by not sharing information with each…

Study: Global wind speed dropping, wind farms victim of “atmospheric stilling”

Widespread decrease in wind energy resources found over the Northern Hemisphere   Widespread decrease in surface winds is found over the Northern Hemisphere. Wind energy resources are in rapid decline in many places. Study finds atmospheric stilling is a widespread and potentially global phenomenon.   From the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES As…

The Houston Chronicle: “Houston can’t afford to accept Trump’s view of climate change”… AEUHHH????

Guest rebuttal by David Middleton Houston can’t afford to accept Trump’s view of climate change [Editorial] By The Editorial Board Dec. 1, 2018 Updated: Dec. 4, 2018 President Trump frequently acts like he knows what he’s talking about even when it sounds like he doesn’t. That’s a bad trait for anyone, but especially the president…