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  • Global Cooling Coming? Archibald uses solar and surface data to predict 4.9°C fall (!)

    01/27/2012 12:37:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies
    JoNova ^ | January 26th, 2012 | Joanne
    Global Cooling Coming? Archibald uses solar and surface data to predict 4.9°C fall (!) David Archibald, polymath, makes a bold prediction that temperatures are about to dive sharply (in the decadal sense). He took the  forgotten correlation that as solar cycles lengthen and weaken, the world gets cooler. He refined it into a predictive tool, tested it and published in 2007. His paper has been expanded on recently by Prof Solheim in Norway, who predicts a 1.5°C drop in Central Norway over the next ten years.Our knowledge of they solar dynamo is improving, and David adds the predicted solar activity...
  • Offsetting Global Warming: Molecule in Earth's Atmosphere Could 'Cool the Planet'

    01/26/2012 10:14:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies · 1+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Jan. 12, 2012 | NA
    Scientists have shown that a newly discovered molecule in Earth's atmosphere has the potential to play a significant role in off-setting global warming by cooling the planet. In a breakthrough paper published in Science, researchers from The University of Manchester, The University of Bristol and Sandia National Laboratories report the potentially revolutionary effects of Criegee biradicals. These invisible chemical intermediates are powerful oxidisers of pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide, produced by combustion, and can naturally clean up the atmosphere. Although these chemical intermediates were hypothesised in the 1950s, it is only now that they have been detected....
  • What in the world is going on with global temperatures? Global temperatures headed down and fast.

    01/26/2012 3:47:03 PM PST · by Signalman · 26 replies · 1+ views
    WUWT ^ | 1/26/2012 | Joe D'Aleo
    As shown above (see the datapoint in the square box), the UAH AMSU daily temperatures are the coldest for the globe at 600mb of all the years tracked since 2002 (warmest 2010, previously coldest 2008). (More Graphs at link)
  • Ice in Bering Sea is farthest south in the past 20 years.)

    01/26/2012 1:04:53 AM PST · by Species8472 · 22 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | January 25th, 2012 | MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
    Sea ice is encroaching unusually early on the central Bering Sea, threatening to grind Alaska's economically important snow crab fishery to a halt at the peak of the season, leaving crabbers facing major losses. Very cold temperatures and strong winds are pushing the ice south at the rate of 10-15 miles a day, according to the National Weather Service. A rate of 2-3 miles a day is normal. The ice itself has a maximum thickness of two feet. Crabbing boats are out retrieving their pots or sitting in Dutch Harbor rather than delivering their catch to the now iced-in Trident...
  • AMSU Daily Global Temperature Sets 10-Year Record Low

    01/22/2012 7:23:30 AM PST · by brookwood · 13 replies · 1+ views
    University of Alabama ^ | 1/22/2012 | Dr. Roy Spencer
    The daily global average temperature on January 19, 2012 (for the lower troposphere, 14,000 ft), is at the lowest value in at least 10 years (-21.29 degrees centigrade). Previously the lowest value was on January 15, 2008. Text values (in degrees K) are here. http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/data/amsu_daily_85N85S_ch05.r002.txt
  • Only YOU can save Earth from the next ice age!

    01/09/2012 8:19:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    You need to curb those carbon emissions or else you’ll be responsible for warming up the planet, sinking the Maldives and ruining skiing season for everyone. Just ask Al Gore. But apparently the “settled science” still isn’t quite so settled, at least not at Cambridge. Scientists there have concluded a lengthy study of climate cycles as they relate to “wobbles” in the Earth’s orbit around the sun and reached a somewhat different conclusion… man’s emissions of carbon might be the only thing standing between us and another ice age. Researchers used data on the Earth’s orbit and other things to...
  • J&K, HP snowed under (Global Warming update)

    01/08/2012 6:22:58 PM PST · by JimWayne · 8 replies
    Times of India ^ | Jan 8, 2012
    Kangra Valley in Himachal got its first snow in 35 years... Overnight rains in Delhi added to the chill with the city recording a maximum of 17.7 degree C, three notches below normal though the minimum settled at 12.5 degrees, up five degrees.
  • Farmers prepare for cold weather ( Florida )

    01/04/2012 1:58:33 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    WINK/CNN ^ | Jan 04, 2012
    As Southwest Florida prepares for a cold snap, farmers are bracing for potential damage to their crops. ... Sorrells says that fog, created through an intricate web of irrigation lines, should raise the temperatures in the groves an estimated 3 to 5 degrees. The water will flow all night into the early morning until the temperatures reach above freezing ... the length of time the oranges and trees remain frozen, and says four hours can damage the fruit and six hours can damage a tree
  • Ice-breaking Russian ship gets OK to deliver fuel to Nome ( Alaska )

    01/02/2012 6:47:21 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 30, 2011 | Yereth Rosen
    An ice-breaking Russian tanker won an exemption from U.S. maritime law on Friday allowing it to deliver fuel to the isolated Alaska city of Nome... The U.S. Department of Homeland Security granted a Jones Act waiver to the Russian ship, the Renda, which is scheduled to deliver diesel fuel and gasoline to the Alaska city of 3,600 people... Senator Mark Begich said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano responded to pleas for a Jones Act exception to help alleviate what could be a serious winter fuel shortage. ... Nome, which has no outside road connections and relies on marine vessels or...
  • Snow strands pueblo people, livestock ( NM )

    12/31/2011 3:22:49 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    KRQE news ^ | 30 Dec 2011 | Bob Martin
    At Acoma pueblo thousands of cattle and even a few residents are still stranded by deep snow. The pueblo continues to dig out from last week's blizzards. Most of the 3,000 cattle on the Acoma pueblo have been isolated since the storms last week with no extra feed or access to unfrozen water. Ranch hands have not been able to get out there as the extreme cold of the high country keeps the deep snow from melting. Tractor crews are attacking it, but there are miles to go. Not only is access important for care of the livestock, but many...
  • Southwest, plains face blizzard watch (Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas)

    12/18/2011 3:01:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/18/11 | Karen Brooks - Reuters
    AUSTIN. Texas. (Reuters) - A blizzard watch is in effect until Tuesday for parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas as a severe winter storm is expected to bring high winds and up to a foot of snow there on Sunday night and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The storm was expected to edge into the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado before heading east on Sunday night or Monday morning, the agency said in a statement. The areas were under winter weather advisories or watches on Sunday. A blizzard watch means forecasters believe life-threatening...
  • Snow and ice warning for entire UK (Where is the Global Warming?)

    12/16/2011 12:48:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:00AM GMT 16 Dec 2011 | Donna Bowater
    Weather forecasters have warned that the entire country faces snow and a blanket of ice that will persist into next week. Send us your snow pictures to mypic@telegraph.co.uk The Met Office issued a yellow alert, predicting icy conditions on the roads for the whole of Britain, with travel disruption expected to continue until Tuesday. Heavy rain will turn to snow which is expected to affect parts of the country. The warning comes as many areas woke up to snow this morning after rain forecast overnight for the Midlands, Wales and parts of the south east.
  • Earth’s embarrassing lack of warming since 1998

    11/26/2011 1:52:40 PM PST · by Signalman · 24 replies
    Junkscience.com ^ | 11/22/2011 | Editor
    The IPCC is having a hard time disguising the fact that the planet is not in fact overheating UN Trapped in Climate Turmoil – CHURCHVILLE, VA—The man-made warming activists at the UN are trapped in turmoil over how to deal with the earth’s lack of warming since 1998. A week or so ago, the UN climate panel circulated a draft statement that would have admitted we’re unlikely to have any further earth-warming for the next 30 years “because climate change signals are expected to be relatively small compared to natural climate variability.” The BBC’s environmental reporter Richard Black reported that...
  • Global Warming we can all cheer

    11/21/2011 1:37:45 PM PST · by mc5cents · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov. 19, 2011 | Matt Petterson
    You can be forgiven if you didn’t know that we’re in the middle of an ice age right now, what with all the talk about global warming. But it’s true. We’re in what geologists call “the Quaternary glaciation,” an ice age that’s lasted for the past 2.5 million years. Ice ages last a very long time, with periods of extreme cold punctuated by warmer periods, or interglacials. We’re in such an interglacial right now: The Holocene epoch began about 12,000 years ago. It’s best thought of as a brief respite from the most severe ravages of Quaternary ice Read more:...
  • United States Is Getting Colder, Not Warmer

    11/08/2011 10:44:54 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 140 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 7, 2011 | John Hinderaker
    At Watts Up With That, data from the National Climatic Data Center are reviewed. The results are quite startling. Every region of the continental United States has shown a cooling trend during the winter from 2001 to the present, and five of the nine regions have also had a cooling trend during the summer. With respect to annual mean temperature, only one of nine regions–the Northeast–has gotten warmer; the other eight have gotten cooler.
  • You Cannot Have It Both Ways (Global Warming)

    10/30/2011 2:04:34 PM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    IceCap ^ | 10/29/2011 | Harold Ambler
    I spent 25 years of my life worried about global warming. And one of the best proofs that the scientists and the media both had to keep me convinced was warmer winters, with less snow. Al Gore talked about it. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote about it. Dozens of scientists published papers showing that winters were getting warmer, with less snow. Well, in the midst of this kind of certainty about warmer winters, with less snow, some scientists, among them a Russian named Habibullo Abdussamatov, dared to question the idea that warmer winters, with less snow, were caused by carbon...
  • Brrr… New York City Expecting Earliest Significant Snowfall Since Civil War

    10/29/2011 12:17:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    gateway ^ | October 29, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    It must be global warming climate change. New York City is expecting its earliest snow storm since the Civil War.
  • Early Season Snowstorm Targets Northeast

    10/28/2011 2:40:27 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 113 replies
    Our forecast accumulation map showing the heaviest amounts west and northwest of the I-95 corridor. In the pink shadings we could see 6 to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow. This includes cities such as Allentown, Pa., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and Worcester, Mass. While the heaviest amounts are most likely to fall northwest of I-95, some accumulations are also possible closer to the coast along the heavily-populated I-95 corridor from near Washington, D.C. to Boston. Precipitation will start as rain in these locations, but may change over to snow. How quickly this occurs and how much snow falls is dependent on...
  • Climate change through 2035

    10/20/2011 1:56:00 AM PDT · by Paul Pierett · 7 replies
    nationalforestlawblog.com | Paul Pierett
    10 years of research on climate change and how sunspot activity is effecting our lives with projections of temperatures and hurricane activity through 2035
  • Columbus blamed for Little Ice Age

    10/13/2011 2:17:57 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 118 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | 10-22-11 | Devin Powell
    Depopulation of Americas may have cooled climate MINNEAPOLIS — By sailing to the New World, Christopher Columbus and the other explorers who followed may have set off a chain of events that cooled Europe’s climate for centuries. The European conquest of the Americas decimated the people living there, leaving large areas of cleared land untended. Trees that filled in this territory pulled billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, diminishing the heat-trapping capacity of the atmosphere and cooling climate, says Richard Nevle, a geochemist at Stanford University. “We have a massive reforestation event that’s sequestering carbon … coincident...
  • New Climate Scare: Europe May be Facing Return Of ‘Little Ice Age’

    10/11/2011 2:16:41 PM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    WUWT ^ | 10/10/2011 | Anthony Watts
    Britain should brace itself for another freezing winter with the return of La Nińa, a climate phenomenon known to disrupt global weather, ministers have warned. The warning coincides with research from the Met Office suggesting Europe could be facing a return of the “little ice age” that gripped Britain 300 years ago, causing decades of bitter winters. The prediction, to be published in Nature, is based on observations showing a slight fall in the sun’s emissions of ultraviolet radiation, which over a long period may trigger mini ice ages in Europe. –Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times, 9 October 2011 BRITAIN...
  • Major winter storm arrives tonight [ CO ]

    10/05/2011 10:45:44 AM PDT · by cutty · 23 replies
    KKCO ^ | Oct 5, 2011 | Scott Aldridge
    GRAND JUNCTION, CO--- Up to a foot of snow in the mountains, and lots of rain for the Valley with much cooler temperatures. Anyone traveling to the high country will want to be prepared for winter driving conditions as we could see a foot of snow in about all of our mountain areas. Winter Storm Warnings and Watches are in effect. Hunters and hikers should be prepared for strong winds as well as snowfall and temperatures in the daytime in the 30's and in the teens at night. A cold front passes Thursday afternoon that will lower snow levels to...
  • Winter returns to the Sierra; Snow above 6,000 feet

    10/04/2011 8:10:54 PM PDT · by cutty · 23 replies
    KTVU ^ | October 4, 2011
    A cold weather front took aim at Northern California Tuesday, packing a potent punch with as much as 10 inches of snow for the Sierra peaks, the earliest return of winter conditions to Tahoe since 1969, according to weather forecasters. According to the Central Sierra Snow Lab, the flurries predicted with this storm will make the shortest duration between snow storms since 1969. The lab – located in Norden – got its last measurable snow on July 1 – 96 days ago.
  • Switzerland sees record September snowfall

    09/20/2011 7:15:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    AFP ^ | 20 Sep 2011
    Snow fell in the Swiss Alps overnight on Sunday to levels unseen for the month of September, Swiss weather agency Meteosuisse reported on Monday. In the ski resort of St Moritz, in the southeast canton of Grison, a total of 45 centimetres (nearly 18 inches) of snow was recorded on Monday morning... the snow line to 800 metres (2,600 feet).
  • Nobel Laureate Resigns Over Global Warming Dogma

    09/15/2011 3:47:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 09/15/2011 | John Hayward
    Fox News reports the latest blow to the global-warming fraud: Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the premier physics society in disgust over its officially stated policy that "global warming is occurring." The distinguished scientist has a long, slow fuse that has been burning for a while: Giaever earned his Nobel for his experimental discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in superconductors. He has since become a vocal dissenter from the alleged “consensus” regarding man-made climate fears, Climate Depot reported,...
  • Emails Suggest White House Pressured OMB To Make $355 Million Loan To Bankrupt Solar Company

    09/14/2011 5:51:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/14/11 | Zeke Miller
    Solyndra Executives Postpone Testimony, As Emails Reveal Deeper Obama Administration Ties To Bad LoanZeke Miller | Sep. 14, 2011, 8:29 AM Executives of Solyndra, the solar company that was celebrated by the Obama administration before filing for bankruptcy earlier this month, postponed their testimony to a congressional committee investigating the $535 million it received through the encouragement of the White House. Internal emails obtained by The Washington Post show that White House officials tried to rush the review of the loan — so that Vice President Joe Biden could announce the award at the groundbreaking of the company's factory in...
  • Northern Ireland winter will be even worse than last year

    09/08/2011 6:07:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 8 September 2011 | Anne Madden
    Last winter was Northern Ireland's worst in a century with record freezing temperatures, but an alert has been issued that this year could be even worse. The blustery winds and falling leaves in early September have signalled the end of what was the coldest summer in two decades. Now weather forecasters are predicting a brief autumn before we embark on another severe winter, with the first snow predicted to fall as early as October. James Madden, a long-range forecaster, said the severe winter could have "huge implications" for the UK and Ireland's infrastructure. ... expect December, January, and February to...
  • Chile hit by 'white earthquake' of heavy snow

    07/27/2011 11:32:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 22 Jul 2011 | Robin Yapp
    A "white earthquake" of heavy snow has blanketed parts of Chile leading the government to declare a "disaster area" in eight municipalities where around 16,000 people were left isolated. Temperatures plunged to as low as -23 C (-9.4F) in some rural areas as severe snowfall wreaked havoc, leaving people without food supplies, mobile phone signals or radio communications. Miguel Mellado, governor of the province of Cautin, said that in four days from Sunday to Wednesday the area had seen "four months worth of snowfall." In the town of Lonquimay, around 350 miles south of the capital Santiago, more than 6,500...
  • Next Climate Debate Bombshell - from CERN (GLOBAL COOLING!)

    07/22/2011 11:04:55 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 33 replies
    ICECAP ^ | July 19, 2011 | Dennis Avery
    Get ready for the next big bombshell in the man-made warming debate. The world’s most sophisticated particle study laboratory - CERN in Geneva - will soon announce that more cosmic rays do, indeed, create more clouds in earth’s atmosphere. More cosmic rays mean a cooler planet. Thus, the solar source of the earth’s long, moderate 1,500-year climate cycle will finally be explained. Cosmic rays and solar winds are interesting phenomena - but they are vastly more relevant when an undocumented theory is threatening to quadruple society’s energy costs. The IPCC wants $10 gasoline, and “soaring” electric bills to reduce earth’s...
  • Highest Water in a Decade Expected at Lake Powell ( Utah and Arizona )

    07/07/2011 10:50:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    KCSG TV ^ | 07/06/11 | Lauren Pearce
    Summer visitors to Lake Powell will experience water levels last seen ten years ago, according to a new report by the Bureau of Reclamation. The report predicts water levels to be 3,665 feet above sea level by mid-August, a level not seen since 2001. In the last two months, the nation’s second largest man-made lake has added 28 feet of water elevation with half of the snowpack still left to melt. This excess snowmelt is creating more areas to explore at Lake Powell, America’s favorite houseboating destination. ... Lake Powell’s rising water level is a result of the long and...
  • California’s long-term cooling trend cited as evidence FOR global warming

    07/07/2011 5:52:38 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 14 replies
    Pajamas ^ | 7/7/11 | PJ Tatler
    California’s long-term cooling trend cited as evidence FOR global warming Want to know why global warming alarmists and climate scientists in general have lost credibility with the American public? Consider a new study released today — and the unintentionally hilarious weasel words of its author — as Exhibit A.As reported in the San Francisco Chronicle today, a meteorologist did a 30-year survey of temperature and precipitation data for most of the largest cities up and down the state of California. Conclusion? In 75% of the sites, the weather has grown colder and rainier than it used to be:(To see the...
  • Snowbird caps longest season with holiday skiing

    07/04/2011 9:36:21 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 17 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 4, 2011 3:58 p.m. MDT | Jared Page
    By being open for skiing Monday, Snowbird set a record for the number of days it was able to stay open in a single season with 202, said Emily Moench, the resort's communications manager. The previous record of 201 was set in 2005. Snowbird also had a record for snowfall this season, with 783 inches — topping the previous high by nearly 100 inches, Moench said. "It's a spectacular way to wrap of the season," she said of the holiday skiing. Skiing and snowboarding were limited to the upper mountain, where snow reportedly was about 12 feet deep. The lower...
  • West weather turns July 4 into skier’s paradise

    07/04/2011 6:05:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    As the Fourth of July weekend kicks off, people across the West are donning shorts, bikini tops and Hawaiian shirts — and then they’re hitting the slopes. Ski resorts from California to Colorado opened for the weekend to take advantage of an unusual combination of dense lingering snow from late-season storms in the Sierra Nevada and the Rockies and a high-pressure system ushering in warm air from the east. Resort operators were reporting large crowds, balmy temperatures and plenty of bare skin. “I’ve seen bathing suits, funny costumes like Hawaiian skirts and silver sequined pants. Shorts are very standard today,”...
  • Part of Mount Baker road won't be opened (50 feet snow -- Global Warming HA)

    07/01/2011 5:22:59 PM PDT · by steve86 · 37 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | June 30, 2011 | Seattle Times Staff
    Snow 50 feet deep still buries the road to Artist Point at Mount Baker and that will keep the upper portion of the road closed all summer. "We found snow 50-plus feet deep near the upper parking lot," said Theo Donk, state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) supervisor, who made a trek to Artist Point on Wednesday. "This is the deepest snow I've seen since the world-record year 1999, when the highway didn't open for the summer."
  • Climate change study: More than 300 months since the planets temperature was below average

    06/30/2011 7:53:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 58 replies
    winnipegfreepress.com ^ | 28 June 2011 | Randolph E. Schmid
    The world's climate is not only continuing to warm, it is also adding heat-trapping greenhouse gases even faster than in the past, researchers said Tuesday. Indeed, the global temperature has been warmer than the 20th century average every month for more than 25 years, they said at a teleconference. "The indicators show unequivocally that the world continues to warm," Thomas R. Karl, director of the National Climatic Data Center, said in releasing the annual State of the Climate report for 2010. "There is a clear and unmistakable signal from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans,"...
  • FedGov Says: Less Need For A/C This Summer

    06/26/2011 8:19:45 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 80 replies
    US Energy Information Administration Short-Term Energy Outlook ^ | 7 June 2011 | US Energy Information Administration
    Look what you find way down in paragraph 30 of this U.S. Government web page: U.S. Electricity Consumption. EIA expects little change in total U.S. electricity consumption between 2010 and 2011 (U.S. Total Electricity Consumption Chart). Cooling degree-days during 2011 are assumed to be 14 percent lower than last year, which drives the projected 2.5-percent decline in retail electricity sales to the residential sector. Improved economic conditions should lead to a 3.6-percent increase in sales to the industrial sector, while commercial-sector electricity sales show little change in 2011. During 2012, total U.S. electricity consumption grows by 2.0 percent.
  • Snow falling in Colorado mountains

    06/20/2011 2:59:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    ap ^ | June 20, 2011
    Winter weather is returning to Colorado, just a day before summer officially begins. ... Weather forecasters warned 3 to 8 inches of snow is expected
  • Easterbrook on the potential demise of sunspots ( Global Cooling ahead?)

    06/17/2011 2:32:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | June 17, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on June 17, 2011 by Anthony Watts THE DEMISE OF SUNSPOTS—DEEP COOLING AHEAD?Don J. Easterbrook, Professor of Geology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WAThe three studies released by NSO’s Solar Synoptic Network this week, predicting the virtual vanishing of sunspots for the next several decades and the possibility of a solar minimum similar to the Maunder Minimum, came as stunning news. According to Frank Hill, “the fact that three completely different views of the Sun point in the same direction is a powerful indicator that the sunspot cycle may be going into hibernation.” The last time sunspots vanished from the...
  • WeatherBell.com's Joe Bastardi Differs With Mainstream Media: Beware of a Mini Ice Age

    06/17/2011 8:59:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/17/11 | Noel Sheppard
    For years America's media have been enthralled by anything that supports the theory that carbon dioxide is warming the planet leading to an imminent cataclysm if governments don't regulate this partially man-made gas. By contrast, reports that might undermine CO2's importance in global warming, like the following released Tuesday by the AAS Solar Physics Division in Las Cruces, New Mexico, predicting a sharp decrease in solar activity in coming years, typically get either little attention or are downplayed: A missing jet stream, fading spots, and slower activity near the poles say that our Sun is heading for a rest period...
  • Earth heading for another 'Little Ice Age'

    06/16/2011 2:13:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Earth heading for another 'Little Ice Age' By staff writers From: NewsCore June 17, 2011 5:45AM EARTH may be heading for a "Little Ice Age", according to scientists at two leading US research institutions. Researchers from the US National Solar Observatory (NSO) and the Air Force Research Laboratory were considering today whether a decline in solar activity could lead to a period similar to the Maunder Minimum in the 17th century, when there were virtually no sunspots for 70 years. During this period, known as the Little Ice Age, temperatures dropped and up to 28cm of ice formed in Europe....
  • “All three of these lines of research to point to the familiar sunspot cycle shutting down...”

    06/15/2011 9:27:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | June 14, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    “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 is reprinted in full here: WHAT’S DOWN WITH THE SUN? MAJOR DROP IN SOLAR ACTIVITY PREDICTED Latitude-time plots of jet streams under the Sun's surface show the surprising shutdown of the solar cycle mechanism. New jet streams typically form at about 50 degrees latitude (as in 1999 on this plot) and...
  • Scientists see sunspot "hibernation" but no Ice Age

    06/16/2011 11:52:08 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 16, 2011 | Deborah Zabarenko
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sunspot cycles -- those 11-year patterns when dark dots appear on the solar surface -- may be delayed or even go into "hibernation" for a while, a U.S. scientist said on Wednesday. But contrary to some media reports, this does not mean a new Ice Age is coming, Frank Hill of the National Solar Observatory said in a telephone interview. "We have not predicted a Little Ice Age," Hill said, speaking from an astronomical meeting in New Mexico. "We have predicted something going on with the Sun." The appearance of sunspots helps predict solar storms that can...
  • Gore lauds Romney on climate position

    06/15/2011 12:02:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies · 1+ views
    Gore lauds Romney on climate position By Jordan Fabian - 06/15/11 01:17 PM ET Former Vice President Al Gore on Wednesday praised GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his acknowledgement of global climate change. Gore, who has championed climate issues since losing the 2000 presidential race, posted a note on his blog that praised Romney for being consistent on his position that humans have contributed to rising global temperatures. "Good for Mitt Romney — though we've long passed the point where weak lip-service is enough on the Climate Crisis," Gore wrote. "While other Republicans are running from the truth, he...
  • 10 reasons to be cheerful about the coming new Ice Age

    06/15/2011 12:00:11 PM PDT · by Signalman · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/15/2011 | James Delingpole
    It’s official: a new Ice Age is on its way. In what has been described as “the science story of the century”, heavyweight US solar physicists have announced that the sun is heading for a prolonged period of low activity. This makes global cooling a much more plausible prospect in the next few decades than global warming. Indeed, it might even usher in a lengthy period of climate grimness such as we saw during the Maunder Minimum (when Ice Fairs were held on the Thames) or the Dalton Minimum (which brought us such delights as the 1816 Year Without A...
  • A new Ice Age approaches? Sunspot cycle may be shutting, heading toward pattern of inactivity.

    06/15/2011 7:07:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/15/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted: global warming. New hotness: coldness. Reports from three different studies released yesterday point to the possibility of an extended period of solar inactivity not seen for three hundred years, and one that could bring a new mini-Ice Age: According to three studies released in the United States on Tuesday, experts believe the familiar sunspot cycle may be shutting down and heading toward a pattern of inactivity unseen since the 17th century.The signs include a missing jet stream, fading spots, and slower activity near the poles, said experts from the National Solar Observatory and Air Force Research Laboratory.‘This...
  • Sun's Fading Spots Signal Big Drop in Solar Activity [Maunder Minimum->Little Ice Age Returning?]

    06/14/2011 2:33:10 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 28 replies
    Some unusual solar readings, including fading sunspots and weakening magnetic activity near the poles, could be indications that our sun is preparing to be less active in the coming years. The results of three separate studies seem to show that even as the current sunspot cycle swells toward the solar maximum, the sun could be heading into a more-dormant period, with activity during the next 11-year sunspot cycle greatly reduced or even eliminated. ...Currently, the sun is in the midst of the period designated as Cycle 24 and is ramping up toward the cycle's period of maximum activity. However, the...
  • Sun's Fading Spots Signal Big Drop in Solar Activity

    06/14/2011 10:42:07 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 119 replies
    Space.com ^ | June 14, 2011 | Denise Chow
    Some unusual solar readings, including fading sunspots and weakening magnetic activity near the poles, could be indications that our sun is preparing to be less active in the coming years. The results of three separate studies seem to show that even as the current sunspot cycle swells toward the solar maximum, the sun could be heading into a more-dormant period, with activity during the next 11-year sunspot cycle greatly reduced or even eliminated. The results of the new studies were announced today (June 14) at the annual meeting of the solar physics division of the American Astronomical Society, which is...
  • Summer snow falls on summit of Snowdon ( Wales )

    06/11/2011 2:50:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    bbc ^ | 10 June 2011
    The summit of Snowdon under a white blanket of snow: it's a picture postcard cliche. But if you thought this photograph was taken in the dark days of winter then think again. The wintry scene, at the Snowdon Mountain Railway's terminus near Hafod Eryri, was photographed at 1300 BST on Friday - in the middle of June, days before the start of Wimbledon and just over a week before the summer solstice. ... Given the vagaries of the Welsh weather and Snowdon's 1085m (3560ft) altitude, experts say such climatic contrasts are to be expected from time to time. "It's not...
  • Mauna Kea Sees Snow In The Summer (Hawaii got 8" of snow in June!)

    06/07/2011 1:42:31 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 17 replies
    KITV ^ | June 5, 2011 | Staff
    Mauna Kea, the highest island mountain in the world, is cloaked with snow--a sight you don't normally see during the early summer months. Video at the link
  • Climate Models Go Cold

    06/06/2011 10:18:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Financial Post ^ | April 8, 2011 | David Evans
    The debate about global warming has reached ridiculous proportions and is full of micro-thin half-truths and misunderstandings. I am a scientist who was on the carbon gravy train, understands the evidence, was once an alarmist, but am now a skeptic. Watching this issue unfold has been amusing but, lately, worrying. This issue is tearing society apart, making fools out of our politicians. Let's set a few things straight. The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global warming is based on a guess that was proved false by empirical evidence during the 1990s. But the...