The Climate-Grain Production Relationship Quantified

Guest essay by David Archibald There is now consensus that the Sun has now entered a quiet period. The first paper from the solar physics community predicting the current quiet…

The US Corn Belt and the summer chill

Guest essay by David Archibald A correspondent in the Corn Belt emailed on 10th August: “Here in north central Illinois at exit 56 on I-80, most of the corn was…

Further to a 1740-type event

Guest essay by David Archibald This post drew attention to the similarity between the recent warm decades and the period leading up to the extremely cold year of 1740. Now…

How long to the 24/25 solar minimum?

Guest post by David Archibald Climate has real world consequences, and those operating in fields that will be affected by changing climate bring a different perspective to the problem of…

Neutrons and the 1970s cooling period

Note: the original title Solar Neutrons and the 1970s cooling period was unintentionally misleading as Dr. Svalgaard points out in comments: What produces Solar Neutrons? the title of the post…

Quantifying the Solar Cycle 24 Temperature Decline

Guest post by David Archibald Three wise Norwegians – Jan-Erik Solheim, Kjell Stordahl and Ole Humlum – have just published a paper entitled “The long sunspot cycle 23 predicts a…