Monthly Archives: March 2012

Solar Climate Change Could Cause Colder Climate on Earth

Russ Steele The main story is at the Space Daily and it about the impact of solar changes on communications satellites, spacecraft, and high altitude flyers. However, this latest research on reduced solar activity could have a major impact our … Continue reading

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Maunder Minimum and Fall of Ming Dynasty

Russ Steele Doing some research for another project, I came across this bit of China history during the Maunder Minimum. A Prolonged drought in Norther China during the Maunder Minimum is credited with the fall of the Ming Dynasty. In … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
NASA reports in Bering Sea Teeming with Ice that “…the Bering Sea has been choking with sea ice. ” acquired March 19, 2012 download large image (12 MB, JPEG, 6800×8800) acquired March 19, 2012…

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NASA Satellite Debunks Melting Glacier Myth

Russ Steele Doug L. Hoffman writing at the Resilient Earth has the details: One of the claims put forth by climate change alarmists is that Earth’s glaciers are rapidly melting. This supposedly causes all sorts of problems, from rising sea … Continue reading

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Grand Minimum of Maunder Category Possible

Russ Steele I received a nice comment from Jan-Erik Solheima letting me know that the following paper has finally been published and it is available HERE. A pdf version is also available. Abstract:  Relations between the length of a sunspot cycle … Continue reading

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Solar Cycle Prediction: NASA/Marshall Solar Physics

  Click on image for larger version. The current prediction for Sunspot Cycle 24 gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 59 in early 2013. We are currently over three years into Cycle 24. The current predicted size makes … Continue reading

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Monckton vanquishes Union College “Greens too yellow to admit they’re really Reds” Guest post by Justin Pulliam Attendees listen to Monckton’s speech at Union College. Photo by Charlotte Lehman THE NEWS that Lord…

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The long sunspot cycle 23 predicts a significant temperature decrease in cycle 24

Russ Steele Norway scientists Jan-Erik Solheim, Kjell Stordahl & Ole Humlum have submitted a paper showing a relationship between solar activity and earth based temperatures in Norway. Abstract Relations between the length of a sunspot cycle and the average temperature … Continue reading

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More Proof that Cosmic Rays Influence Our Climate

Russ Steele Nigel Calder writes on his Calder Updates blog there is now more proof that cosmic rays influence the earth’s climate.  Calder co-wrote The Chilling Stars, with Henrik Svensmark, who conducted the initial experiments on cosmic ray cloud formation. … Continue reading

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The Sun In A Funk- Sun Spots Not Rising (Updated 03-02)

Russ Steele Anthony Watts has the story at WUWT in his post: The sun is still in a funk: sunspot numbers are dropping when they should be rising I suggest interested readers check out the whole post at WUWT.  It has … Continue reading

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