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  • New paper: Influence of solar cycles on climate change during the Maunder Minimum

    09/29/2014 11:20:07 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Both observational and proxy records of climate change often show quasi periodic variations similar to solar activity cycles over a wide range of time scales. However, the detailed mechanism and the extent of the influence of solar activity on climate change have not been clearly understood. Although the exact role of each of solar parameters on climate change has not been quantitatively clarified, several possible mechanisms are proposed; such as the forcing through total (e.g. Lean et al., 1995) and spectral irradiance (e.g. Haigh 1996; Kodera and Kuroda, 2005), solar wind (e.g. Tinsley, 1996) and the galactic cosmic rays...
  • Sun’s bizarre activity may trigger another ice age

    07/23/2013 7:40:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 77 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Jul 12, 2013 | Dick Ahlstrom
    Latest data shows solar activity has been falling steadily since mid-1940sIllustration mapping the steady decline in sunspot activity over the last two solar cycles with predicted figures for the current cycle 24 The sun is acting bizarrely and scientists have no idea why. Solar activity is in gradual decline, a change from the norm which in the past triggered a 300-year-long mini ice age.Three leading solar scientists presented the very latest data about the weakening solar activity at a teleconference yesterday in Boulder, Colorado, organised by the American Astronomical Society. It featured experts from Nasa, the High Altitude Observatory and...
  • The Day The Earth Cooled -- (September 26, 2008--from the Archives of WUWT?)

    04/11/2013 2:36:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | September 26, 2008 | by Anthony Watts
    This is a familar set of issues in one article. – AnthonyBy INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Thursday, September 25, 2008 4:20 PM PTEnvironment: The solar wind is slowing, but Al Gore is still spewing hot air. The Oscar winner is promoting civil disobedience to stop energy and economic growth as the first U.S. emissions cap-and-trade program begins.Speaking before Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative, junk science advocate Gore called on young people to take the law into their own hands because the climate, he claims, is a-changin’. He told the gathering in New York City that “the world has lost ground...
  • NASA’s Sunspot Prediction Roller Coaster

    12/31/2010 2:26:42 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 34 replies
    Santa brought us a new Sunspot prediction to be added to NASA’s incredibly high series of at least five ill-fated predictions starting in 2006. NASA’s latest peak Sunspot Number for Solar Cycle #24 (SC24) is down 60% from their original, but it still seems a bit too high, judging by David Archibald’s recent WUWT posting that analogizes SC24 and SC25 to SC5 and SC6 which peaked around 50, during the cold period (Dalton minimum) of the early 1800′s. According to Yogi Berra “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Team leader Dr. Mausumi Dikpati of NASA’s National Center...
  • EPA Cover-Up

    07/16/2009 1:03:03 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 4 replies · 764+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 16, 2009 | Walter Williams
    On June 28, 2009, the House of Representatives, by a narrow margin (219-212), passed the Waxman-Markey bill. The so-called “cap and trade” bill has been sold as a system for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the struggle against global warming. There’s a full-court press on the U.S. Senate to pass its version of “cap and trade”...The Obama administration’s EPA sees the increasing evidence against global warming as a threat to their agenda and has taken desperate measures. About a week before the House vote on “cap and trade,” the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released some EPA e-mails, demonstrating...
  • The Best Global Warming Videos On The Internet - Part II: Lectures (Vanity)

    02/07/2008 6:12:48 AM PST · by Entrepreneur · 17 replies · 2,259+ views
    2/7/2008 | Entrepreneur
    The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet Some people have asked me for copies of, or links to videos that provide an alternative view to Gore’s “consensus” on anthropogenic (i.e., man caused) global warming (AGW). A few of these videos have been broadcast in the United States (e.g., Glenn Beck, John Stossel), but most have not and probably will not be seen. Fortunately, we have the Internet to make these available. Click for Part I: Documentaries Part II: Lectures Australia’s James Cook University’s Geology Professor Bob Carter LectureThis is an excellent presentation about global warming. Carter’s a great presenter...
  • A Mysterious Killer of Honeybees Threatens Our Food Supply

    05/08/2007 4:25:15 PM PDT · by dvan · 161 replies · 3,483+ views
    Second Opinion Newsletter ^ | NA | Dr. robert Rowen M.D
    Albert Einstein once said, “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left.” Why? Because without bees, plants don’t get pollinated. Without pollination, say goodbye to fruit, nuts, and some vegetables. We also won’t have natural oils (such as olive oil, sunflower oil, hemp oil, etc.). And we don’t have many natural fibers, such as cotton. You can see how important the bee is to our livelihood and existence. Some economists say the bee is worth about $14 billion to our economy. That’s why I was so alarmed to...
  • Honeybee die-off threatens food supply

    05/02/2007 5:20:20 PM PDT · by bamahead · 59 replies · 1,649+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | May 2nd, 2007 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    Unless someone or something stops it soon, the mysterious killer that is wiping out many of the nation's honeybees could have a devastating effect on America's dinner plate, perhaps even reducing us to a glorified bread-and-water diet. Honeybees don't just make honey; they pollinate more than 90 of the tastiest flowering crops we have. Among them: apples, nuts, avocados, soybeans, asparagus, broccoli, celery, squash and cucumbers. And lots of the really sweet and tart stuff, too, including citrus fruit, peaches, kiwi, cherries, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, cantaloupe and other melons. In fact, about one-third of the human diet comes from insect-pollinated...
  • Web Abuzz On Bee Weirdness

    05/02/2007 12:38:30 PM PDT · by Froufrou · 25 replies · 869+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | 05/02/07 | Seth Borenstein
    The answer to what happened to America's vanishing honeybees is simple, a caller told entomologist May Berenbaum: Bee rapture. They were called away to heaven. No, wait, it's Earth's magnetic field, another caller told the University of Illinois professor. And when Berenbaum went on the Internet, she found a parody news site that quoted her as blaming rapper Kevin Federline and his concerts for the disappearance of the bees. Berenbaum loved it. The sudden disappearance of one-quarter of America's honeybees has brought out some strange ideas and downright myths. "I just can't get any work done," Berenbaum said. "I'm overwhelmed...
  • Scientists Identify Pathogens That May Be Causing Global Honey-Bee Deaths

    04/26/2007 9:28:03 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 68 replies · 2,176+ views
    Edgewood Chemical Biological Center ^ | April 26, 2007 | Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
    Scientists Identify Pathogens That May Be Causing Global Honey-Bee Deaths Scientists Identify Pathogens That May Be Causing Global Honey-Bee Deaths Science Daily — Researchers have identified potential culprits behind the wide-spread catastrophic death of honey bees around North America and Europe. A team of scientists from Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and University of California San Francisco identified both a virus and a parasite that are likely behind the recent sudden die-off of honey-bee colonies. ECBC researchers have identified potential culprits behind the wide-spread catastrophic death of honey bees around North America and Europe. (Credit: Scott Bauer, USDA/ARS) Using a...
  • Taiwan stung by millions of missing bees

    04/26/2007 6:33:51 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 75 replies · 1,630+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/25/07
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's bee farmers are feeling the sting of lost business and possible crop danger after millions of the honey-making, plant-pollinating insects vanished during volatile weather, media and experts said on Thursday. Over the past two months, farmers in three parts of Taiwan have reported most of their bees gone, the Chinese-language United Daily News reported. Taiwan's TVBS television station said about 10 million bees had vanished in Taiwan. A beekeeper on Taiwan's northeastern coast reported 6 million insects missing "for no reason", and one in the south said 80 of his 200 bee boxes had been emptied,...
  • The bees who flew too high.

    04/02/2007 5:45:35 AM PDT · by EarthBound · 77 replies · 3,709+ views
    Honeybees and Sunspots may be interacting in one of the most unwatched ballets since television was created. Metaphorically speaking of course: Imagine an aquarium containing a fish. Imagine also that you are unable to see the aquarium directly and your knowledge about it and what it contains comes from two television cameras, one directed at the aquarium’s front and the other directed at its side. As you stare at the two television monitors, you might assume that the fish on each of the screens are separate entities. After all, because the cameras are set at different angles, each of the...
  • Does the Sun Control Everything Climatic?

    06/13/2002 7:58:53 AM PDT · by rwfok · 11 replies · 34+ views
    Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change ^ | 12 June 2002 | Dr. Sherwood B. Idso & Dr. Keith E. Idso
    For the greater part of the 20th century, Friis-Christensen and Lassen (1991) demonstrated a close correspondence between Northern Hemispheric mean surface air temperature and the length of the solar magnetic cycle, including the 11-year periodicity characteristic of sunspot numbers and the 22-year oscillation of solar magnetic polarity.  There is also strong evidence for a 420-year solar cycle (Stuiver and Braziunas, 1989) and a 1500-year cycle (Bond et al., 2001).  Now, however, comes the granddaddy of them all: a possible 100,000-year solar magnetic activity cycle that may well be the driver of the 100,000-year climatic oscillation that is responsible for the...