Monthly Archives: June 2012

On the Cusp: Climate Change Comes on Little Paws

Russ Steele In studying grand minimum climate change I have been watching for the unusual freeze events, both in late spring and early fall and indicators of the coming weather changes resulting from a much quieter Sun. But some times … Continue reading

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On the Cusp?: Antarctic Station Observes New Low: -100.8F

Russ Steele University Of Wisconsin Antarctica South Pole  P Gosselin has the story at the No Tricks Zone:  According to the University of Wisconsin, Madison here, on June 11, 2012, the South Pole Station measured a new record low temperature. Antarctica weather … Continue reading

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Keeping an Eye on the Sun

Russ Steele The Sun appears to be going quiet once again, with only a small spot showing. See center of elipse on the graphic. A few week ago we saw a similar quiet sun and then some energetic spots re-appeared.  … Continue reading

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Looking For Killing Summer Frost Events

Russ Steele My friend George Rebane, a Phd systems scientist, an I often discuss climate change and the onset of the next grand minimum.  In George’s view a June killing frost in America’s bread basket will be clear indicator the … Continue reading

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NASA June 2012 Solar Cycle 24 Prediction – Lowest in 100Yrs

NASA MSFC The current prediction for Sunspot Cycle 24 gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 60 in the Spring of 2013. We are currently over three years into Cycle 24. The current predicted size makes this the smallest … Continue reading

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On the Cusp: Canberra, Coldest May in 50 years

Russ Steele Details at the Canberra Times: The coldest May in more than 50 years has left Canberra’s gardeners with frostbitten plants and dying blooms. ooo Canberra hasn’t suffered through a cold spell like this since 1961. Average temperatures fell … Continue reading

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