No Hockey Sticks: Studies Reveal Long-Term Lack of Warming

A new temperature reconstruction, using proxy temperature measurements from locations in central Asia, has revealed that there has been no warming in the past 432 years. by Vijay Jayaraj The…

Here's How to Avoid Climate Panics

From Townhall Dennis Avery Posted: Aug 07, 2017 10:01 AM Americans have suffered needless climate-related panic for the past 40 years—not realizing that, since 1850, our newspapers have given us…

BBC – Real risk of a Maunder minimum 'Little Ice Age'

From BBC’s Paul Hudson It’s known by climatologists as the ‘Little Ice Age’, a period in the 1600s when harsh winters across the UK and Europe were often severe. The…

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…

Newsbytes: Sun's Bizarre Activity May Trigger Another Little Ice Age (Or Not)

From the GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser “Weakest Solar Cycle In Almost 200 Years” The sun is acting bizarrely and scientists have no idea why. Solar activity is in gradual…

Solar Activity – Past, Present, Future

Essay/paper by Dr. Leif Svalgaard Abstract As our civilization depends increasingly on space-borne assets and on a delicate and vulnerable earth-bound infrastructure, solar activity and its potential impact becomes of…

Paper demonstrates solar activity was at a grand maximum in the late 20th century

Solar activity measured by isotope proxies revealed the end of 20th century was the highest activity in 1200 years A 2010 paper (that I somehow missed) was recently highlighted by…

A response to Dr. Paul Bain's use of 'denier' in the scientific literature

Note: This will be the top post for a day or two, new posts will appear below this one. Readers may recall my original post, Nature’s ugly decision: ‘Deniers’ enters…

Premonitions of the Fall (in temperature)

Guest post by David Archibald The first prediction of the current climatic minimum was made by Hubbert Lamb in 1970 in a report (Weiss and Lamb) for the German Navy.…

Another day, another Central Asian precipitation study finds a link to solar activity

From Sun and Liu 2012: all of the deep solar minima of the last millennium (Oort, Wolf, Spörer, Maunder and Dalton) correspond to periods of drought in the Qilian Mountains…

Solar grand minima linked to cooling period in Europe

This is interesting. A quick cooling in Europe together with an increase in humidity and particularly in windiness was found to coincide with a long-term reduction in solar activity 2800…

From Schmidt 2005 to Miller 2012: the "not needed" excuse for omitted variable fraud

Guest post by Alec Rawls Miller et al. 2012 recently provided some pretty strong evidence for a solar driver of climate. “This is the first time anyone has clearly identified…

Astronomers: World may be entering period of global cooling

From the National Astronomical Observatory Of Japan (via Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF) World May Be Entering Period Of Global Cooling: The sun may be entering a period of…

Another solar study: this one suggests no significant solar influence

On Saturday I posted about this study from Pierre Gosselin at No Tricks Zone: New Study Shows A Clear Millennial Solar Impact Throughout Holocene Now we have another that suggests…

GISS finally concedes a significant role for the sun in climate

UPDATE: The paper itself is available below. There is a new  paper published yesterday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters from NASA GISS/Columbia University and Brown University titled  Hydroclimate of…

German skeptics Lüning and Vahrenholt respond to criticism

Foreword: Dr Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, authors of a new controversial skeptic book now hitting German bookstores, have asked me to post their response to comments made by…

New paper suggests sun may be headed for a Maunder minimum

Just published in GRL, a new paper by Lockwood et al that suggests the sun may be headed for a Maunder type minimum.: The persistence of solar activity indicators and…

Archibald: Solar Based Climate Forecast to 2050

Guest post by David Archibald When I started out in climate science in 2005, the climate people ignored the solar physics community. A casual perusal of the literature though indicated…

Study: solar activity lull increases chances of cold UK winters

From the Institute of Physics More than 1 in 10 chance of colder UK winters As the Sun enters a period of low solar activity over the next 50 years,…

Easterbrook on the potential demise of sunspots

THE DEMISE OF SUNSPOTS—DEEP COOLING AHEAD? Don J. Easterbrook, Professor of Geology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA The three studies released by NSO’s Solar Synoptic Network this week, predicting the…

"All three of these lines of research to point to the familiar sunspot cycle shutting down for a while."

I’ve managed to get a copy of the official press release provided by the Southwest Research Institute Planetary Science Directorate to MSM journalists, for today’s stunning AAS announcement and it…

Warming 101 primer

Submitted by D.B. Stealey This article went viral when it was first published. Well worth reading: “Our planet has been slowly warming since last emerging from the “Little Ice Age”…

New paleo paper shows solar impact on past temperatures

From C3 headlines – Scientists Say Norwegian Sea Research Confirms Large, Robust Solar Impact On Temperatures Read here. Map source here. (click on image to enlarge) There are multiple factors…

The minimal solar activity in 2008–2009 and its implications for long‐term climate modeling

This is a new paper in Geophysical Research Letters by C. J. Schrijver, W. C. Livingston, T. N. Woods, and R. A. Mewaldt. WUWT readers may recognize Livingston as the…