Quote of the week from Curry: global warming hiatus for ~2 more decades?

In response to a study from the University of Washington posted on WUWT (and elsewhere) today about a shift in the AMOC and a very clear statement about it not collapsing (as posited for collapse by many), including Michael Mann, Dr. Judith Curry gave this response to the Daily Caller’s Mike Bastasch: Replying to @MikeBastasch We…

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Astronomers witness a star devouring a planet

From MIT: New data may explain star’s mysterious dimming. For nearly a century, astronomers have puzzled over the curious variability of young stars residing in the Taurus-Auriga constellation some 450 light years from Earth. One star in particular has drawn astronomers’ attention. Every few decades, the star’s light has faded briefly before brightening again. In…

Increasing aerosols may have induced cooling in China

David L. Hagen writes about a new study: Increasing aerosols, decreasing insolation, decreasing temperature, and decreasing precipitable water over 18 years in China.  “Evaluation of Atmospheric Precipitable Water Characteristics and Trends in Mainland China from 1995 to 2012″ Wang 2017 . . .”Moreover, the increasing aerosol loading because of frequent human activities has resulted in…

Remember when we were told that Capetown SA’s water crisis was due to climate change? Never mind.

Back on March 1st, 2018 we were told this: Cape Town’s water crisis shows the reality for cities on the front line of climate change Today, a scant few months later, thanks to NASA’s Earth Observatory, we hear: Cape Town’s Reservoirs Rebound After nearly running dry six months ago, Cape Town’s reservoirs have risen dramatically. Rain has poured down on southern…

Oddly quiet sun: 3 weeks without sunspots

The sun has been blank for 21 straight days–a remarkable 3 weeks without sunspots. This is an almost decade-class event. The last time the sun lost its spots for 21 consecutive days was in the year 2009 coming on the heels of an historic solar minimum. With the current stretch of blank suns, solar minimum…

Why we’re winning: WUWT gets more page views than the last two remaining government websites on climate

NBC News: Two government websites on climate change survive in the Trump era Reports of climate science being scrubbed from U.S. government websites arrived early in President Donald Trump’s tenure. And the hits keep coming. From the Environmental Protection Agency, to the Energy Department, to the State Department and beyond, references to climate change, greenhouse…