Category Archives: California

Growing Grapes During the Next Grand Minimum

Russ Steele Reading the article below about a cold snap in New Zealand and the devastating impact on the local vineyards started me thinking about the challenge of wine grape growing during the next grand minimum. Some Central Otago vineyards … Continue reading

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Early Winter on Three Continents, China, UK and USA

Russ Steele Sitting in my Northern California Sierra Foothills den we are waiting for some early snow from Brutus, as the Weather Channel has decided to call the cold storm sweeping out of the Gulf of Alaska into the  Northwestern … Continue reading

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Fuel Prices with Regression Lines Starting in 2012.

I have updated the fuel prices, shortened the data to 1 June 2010 and added a regression line to see the over all trends. Note the jump in gas prices in Sept 2012 that never went a way. I have … Continue reading

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Wine Grape Production as a Climate Change Indicator

Russ Steele In November of 2007 I wrote a post at NC Media Watch Why should grape growers worry about a cold phase PDO? This was in responses to a paper written by Gregory V. Jones and  Gregory B. Goodrich … Continue reading

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Can we really trust government scientists to deal with a cooling world?

Russ Steele A long string of current events are beginning raise questions about the ability of government scientist to deal effectively with the facts. In the past I have questioned the ability of CARB and EPA scientist to present global … Continue reading

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Is Your City Wasting Precious Resources On Climate Change?

Russ Steele According to a story in at KQED Climate Watch there are not as many communities as some would like preparing for climate change. Change which some scientist say is caused by CO2 emissions. Others scientist say it is … Continue reading

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Nails in California’s economic coffin — ignoring reality.

Russ Steele Joel Kotkin takes a look at Rick Perry’s influence on Texas’ economic success in an article that first appeared in Forbes. Link to the full article is here. The part of Kotkin’s article that I found most interesting … Continue reading

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