Plasma flow near sun’s surface explains sunspots, other solar phenomena

University of Washington For 400 years people have tracked sunspots, the dark patches that appear for weeks at a time on the sun’s surface. They have observed but been unable to explain why the number of spots peaks every 11 years. A University of Washington study published this month in the journal Physics of Plasmas…

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Democrat Candidate: One Year Climate Crisis Mandatory National Service for 18-26 Year Olds

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Trailing Democrat Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson has demanded a year of military style conscription for all young people, to help combat the climate crisis. Marianne Williamson wants a national mandatory service for people ages 18-26 to combat climate changeJeanine Santucci, USA TODAYUSA TODAY September 20, 2019 At a presidential climate…

Do Models Run Hot Or Not? A Process Control View

Guest post by Kevin Kilty Introduction This short essay was prompted by a recent article regarding improvements to uncertainty in a global mean temperature estimate.[1] However, much bandwidth has been spilt lately in the related topic of error propagation [2, 3, 4], and so a small portion of this essay in its concluding remarks is…

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Futurism: The Hydrogen Economy

Guest future-izing by David Middleton The concept of hydrogen fuel cells (FC) has been very promising for many decades. From an infrastructure standpoint, transitioning from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to FC seems far more rational than transitioning to battery/plug-in electric vehicles (EV). There’s just one minor problem… Hydrogen has the distinction of competing with…