Monthly Archives: February 2012

City of Baghdad was FROZEN over 1,000 years ago – new climate change clues

Russ Steele Ted Thornhill writing in the Daily Mail Online:  Temperatures in Baghdad range from around 2C in winter to 45C in the summer – but ancient Arabic writings have revealed that the city experienced a dramatic frozen period around … Continue reading

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Next Ice Age Starts in 2014?

“Forecasters predict that a new ice age will begin soon,” says this article on “Habibullo Abdusamatov, a scientist from the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences considers that the sharp drop in temperature will start on the Earth in … Continue reading

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Eight Coldest Days of Decade in Last 7 Weeks

Russ Steele Steven Goddard has the details at Real Science in his post:  Joe Bastardi Nailed It. The eight coldest days of the last decade have all occurred in the first seven weeks of 2012. Temperatures are currently 0.4 degrees … Continue reading

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Earth’s clouds are getting lower – Earth Getting Cooler?

By Alan Buis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Earth’s clouds got a little lower — about one percent on average — during the first decade of this century, finds a new study based on NASA satellite data. The results have potential … Continue reading

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Scafetta’s solar-lunar cycle forecast -vs- global temperature

I have added a link to Dr. Nicola Scafetta’s harmonic model of the global temperatures in the right sidebar. Click on the graphic for details.  Dr Scafetta thnks that global temperature are made of four major decadal and multidecadal cycles (period 9.1, … Continue reading

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Fuel Info Updated

I have updated the fuel price plots.  An AP story indicates that some of the increase is fuel prices is due to the excessive cold in Europe, which has increased the demand for heating oil. We are most fortunate in … Continue reading

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Are We on the Slippery Down Slope?

Russ Steele CNN has this news on ships locked in ice and rivers freezing over for the first time in 25 years. Twenty-two countries have posted warnings for extreme cold temperatures and accumulating snow, CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said. The … Continue reading

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What Do Repeating Solar Cycles Tell Us?

Russ Steele In 2006 I wrote about the Return of the Dalton Minimum in this paper:  dalton_minimum The main focus of the paper was on solar cycles that are about 200 +/- 10 year long. Below is a chart that … Continue reading

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When Will We Know Climate Change is On the Slippery Down Slope?

Russ Steele I found this post on Steve Goddard’s Climate Science blog interesting According to HaCRUT, interior temperatures in Alaska have cooled a couple of degrees since 2004, and are now cooler than the 1880s. Alaska had a very cold … Continue reading

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It is weather, but one is left wondering when does serious climate change start?

Russ Steele I have been surfing the weather related blogs across the globe reading about record cold temperatures and snow fall around the world. Last week it was recored low temperatures and snow in Alaska, this week it is the … Continue reading

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