Weak Solar Cycle: Cosmic rays increase 4th year in a row

Increased exposure for airline travelers at high altitudes. New data released by the Earth to Sky Calculus/Spaceweather.com high-altitude ballooning program show that atmospheric cosmic rays are intensifying for the 4th year in a row–an ironic side-effect of the decaying solar cycle. The new results are of interest to everyone from astronauts to air travelers. This…

Lord Deben, source Flickr, Photographer Tale Bærland

UK Climate Change Chief Demands Ban on Domestic Gas

 Guest essay by Eric Worrall Lord Deben, who recently faced calls to resign over a claimed conflict of interest between his role as chair of the UK Government Committee on Climate Change and his thriving green business interests, wants to ensure all new homes use expensive green electricity like the kind of electricity his businesses…

Shocker: study shows past forest fires occurred mainly in humid, warm periods

Researchers at the University of Bonn used drill cores to trace back the fires of the past 600,000 years – favorable climate induced growth promoting larger fuel loads was the biggest factor. Highlights: Fire intensity and temperature were largest during warmer periods of earth history. The fires did not mainly occur during particularly dry periods as assumed, but in comparatively humid and…

The Scientific Baloney Detection Kit

By Jim Steele published in What’s Natural? column of Pacifica Tribune February 20, 2019 Politicians from all sides manufacture “crises” and “demons” to promote their agendas superficially designed to fight those crises.  In his book “The Demon Haunted World”, Carl Sagan famously published his Scientific Baloney Detection Kit; a “do and don’t” list to guide…