Heartland's NIPCC report to be accepted by Chinese Academy of Sciences in special ceremony

Note: I’ve been aware of this effort being underway for sometime, and I’m happy to be able to report it today. The fact that the Chinese undertook the effort speaks…

The Chinese demonstrate that UHI has a real and essential effect on regional climate change

Study finds that urbanization has considerable influence on the regional climate change, they even blame proximity to air-conditioning as a factor. Press release from Science China Press (full paper follows)…

Global Warming causing biblical plagues – like locusts

My first question when I read this headline was: With Passover Approaching, a Plague of Locusts Descends Upon Egypt “how long before somebody tries to blame this on global warming,…

China's big jet – not the passenger kind

From the Science China Press Is there gigantic jet event in middle latitude region in mainland China? When talking about lightning, appearances of different lightning which occur along with thunderstorms…

Global warming – more complex than we thought

From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST, more modeling mania for the future. New research shows complexity of global warming Greenhouse gases versus solar heating Global warming from greenhouse gases…

Modeling the Riddle of the Sun's Explosive CME's

DURHAM, N.H. — Four decades of active research and debate by the solar physics community have failed to bring consensus on what drives the sun’s powerful coronal mass ejections (CMEs)…

More solar linkages to climate variations

From Pierre Gosselin’s No Tricks Zone: Oases of the Chinese Taklamakan Desert Greened Up In Sync With Solar Millenial Cycles by Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt The Taklamakan Desert is…

Rainfall has a greater impact than rising temperature on crop yields

From Wiley-Blackwell Is rainfall a greater threat to China’s agriculture than warming? Impact of climate change on China explored in new plant science virtual issue New research into the impact…

Spencer’s posited 1-2% cloud cover variation found

In a nutshell, with a −1.6%per decade change in cloud cover during 1954–2005, it becomes a climate forcing. While China is not the world, it bears consideration. The Hockey Schtick…

China announces thorium reactor energy program, Obama still dwelling on "Sputnik moments"

President Obama in his recent SOTU address said that “this is our generation’s sputnik moment” referring to the need to use science and technology to develop cheaper clean energy (among…