Monthly Archives: July 2012

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Richard Muller and the good folks over at the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project have released their temperature analysis back to 1750, and are making their usual unsupportable…

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Early Snow in Alaska – Yes I know it’s Summer, but does Mother Nature?

Average snowfall in July for Talkeetna is… 0. Average snowfall in August is less than .05″. http://www.climate-zone.com/climate/united-states/alaska/talkeetna/ Today – Scattered snow showers before 1pm, then rain showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. South wind around 10 mph. … Continue reading

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Little Ice Age began with a bang

Russ Steele I have alway had this nagging suspicion that when sun spots are lowest the volcanic activity is higher,  but have not found the data to confirm my suspicions.This paper reported on in Science News may prompt me to … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
I noticed with my morning coffee that Tom Nelson had a Google Trends graph that piqued my interest, so I decided to expand upon it a bit before getting back to work. After…

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Alice Springs, On the Cusp?

Russ Steele In September 2003, Ellen and I visited Australia and one of the more memorable areas we visited was Alice Springs.  We arrived by air the day after a rain storm, the first one in 14 years according the … Continue reading

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Cold Winter and Summer Have Some Ready to Leave Alaska

Russ Steele Ellen and I are fans of Flying Wild Alaska and the adventures of the Tweto family on the Discovery Channel.   Jim Tweto and his family-run airline Era Alaska and each week we get another episode on how they … Continue reading

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New paper finds Medieval Warming Period was ~1°C warmer than current temperatures

Russ Steele A few year ago my wife and I traveled to Orkney  Scotland to observe the Bronze and Iron Age archeological sites on the island. We as many sites we came across archeological digs underway by researchers.  Here is … Continue reading

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Grand Minimums Do Not Happen Overnight, it Takes Generations

Russ Steele Doubt that I will be around to see the depth of the next Grand Minimum, as they take place over generations and I am over 70.  From the start of the Little Ice Age in 1300 to the … Continue reading

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Giant Solar Storm On the Way

Russ Steele Image: An orbiting spacecraft called the Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this view of the sun about an hour before it launched an X-class solar flare. The purple coloring shows the strength of magnetic fields of the sun. (NASA/SDO/AIA) … Continue reading

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Volcano Climate Impact

Russ Steele Ice Age Now has a interesting article on the impact of small volcano eruptions. ============================================== An international research team has found that aerosols from relatively small volcanic eruptions can affect global temperatures. Odin Satellite – Image credit: Swedish … Continue reading

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