Author Archives: Russ Steele

About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

The Sun Has Gone Quiet

Details at theSI Weather, where I have selected a segment which may be of interest blog readers. Consequences of a weak solar cycle First, the weak solar cycle has resulted in rather benign “space weather” in recent times with generally … Continue reading

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Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Story submitted by Eric Worrall Antarctica continues to defy the global warming script, with a report from Meteo France, that June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded, at the French…

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A Colder Climate is a Drier Climate

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Guest essay by David Archibald In trying to understand how the US agricultural system will respond to lower solar activity, and thus a posited colder climate, we have to go way back. As…

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Peak solar geomagnetic activity shows a ~66% decline over the past 3 solar cycles

According to solar experts, the “general consensus is that we’ve passed the peak” of the current ~11-year solar cycle. If solar geomagnetic activity has also peaked for the current solar cycle, the Ap index of geomagnetic activity declined about 66% … Continue reading

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A Cool Question, Answered?

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Guest essay by David Archibald A couple of years ago the question was asked “When will it start cooling?” Of course solar denialists misconstrued this innocent enquiry. There is no doubt – we…

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Global Cooling Imminent

“Sharp cooling” to hit in the next five years, says new solar theory. “If the Sun mainly controls the temperature on Earth, a turning point is almost upon us,” says Dr David Evans. “The reason for the cooling is the … Continue reading

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Skeptics Being Skeptical of Skeptics Discover Government Zombie Weather Stations

Originally posted on Sierra Foothill Commentary:
One Skeptic said that Government was altering 40% of climate data records. Last week, the mainstream media was abuzz with claims by skeptical blogger Steve Goddard that NOAA and NASA have dramatically altered the…

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Maunder and Dalton Sunspot Minima

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In a recent interchange over at Joanne Nova’s always interesting blog, I’d said that the slow changes in the sun have little effect on temperature. Someone asked me,…

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Solar Update June 2014 – The sun is still slumping along

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Guest essay by David Archibald The following is a series of graphs that depict the current and past state of the sun. Figure 1: Solar Cycle 24 relative to the Dalton Minimum Solar…

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New study suggests a temperature drop of up to 1°C by 2020 due to low solar activity

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
From the HockeySchtick:  A paper published today in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics finds long solar cycles predict lower temperatures during the following solar cycle. A lag of 11 years [the average…

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