Monarch Migration: 2019

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen The 2019 Fall Monarch butterfly Migration has begun and is in full swing. Here in the Central Hudson Valley of New York, monarch caterpillars are still pupating and emerging as the Monarch Super-Generation.  The monarch pictured here is recently emerged and resting on a collard leaf in our garden in…

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Global Temperature Report: September 2019

Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 C per decade September Temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.61 C (+1.10 °F) above seasonal average Northern Hemisphere.: +0.64 C (+1.15 °F) above seasonal average Southern Hemisphere.: +0.58 C (+1.00°F) above seasonal average Tropics.: +0.60 C (+1.08°F) above seasonal average August Temperatures (final) Global composite temp.: +0.38…

Rainfall Trends in India Show No Climate Fatigue

by Vijay Jayaraj Climate is particularly important to farmers in agrarian countries. Drought could mean the difference between life and death. India, for example, is predominantly agrarian. Of the country’s 1.3 billion people, 300 million, nearly a fourth, are poor even by Indian standards, and millions of others are on the borderline. So, agriculture is…

The Push For Energy Socialism In The United States

Economist Charles Steele explains how Democratic candidates for President are pushing energy socialism and why the attempt to meet their physically impossible goals, would require totalitarianism. More than a billion people suffer from energy poverty around the world and plans proposed by the Democratic candidates for the party’s nomination for President, like various version of…

Svensmark on Venus: Mystery of the Unknown UV Absorber Solved?

Guest post by John Tillman Disulfur Dioxide, the Solar Cycle and Cosmic Rays in the Venusian Atmosphere In 1928, Yerkes Observatory astronomer and physicist Frank Ross published a journal paper, “Photographs of Venus”.  It reported finding in the Venusian atmosphere a strong absorption between 320 and 400 nm, ie in the near-UV, just overlapping light…

New Organic Compounds Found in Enceladus Ice Grains

From NASA In this image captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in 2007, the plumes of Enceladus are clearly visible. The moon is nearly in front of the Sun from Cassini’s viewpoint. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Full image and caption New kinds of organic compounds, the ingredients of amino acids, have been detected in the plumes bursting from…