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.

As Earth Warms? The Sun Is Remarkably Quiet

Bob Henson, Weather Underground Blog If you’re looking toward the sun to help explain this decade’s record global heat on Earth, look again. Solar activity has been below average for more than a decade, and the pattern appears set to … Continue reading

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Sunspots Vanish and Cosmic Rays Increase, Will Cooling Follow?

SPACE WEATHER: So far in 2017, the big story in space weather is sunspots–or rather, the lack thereof. The sun has been blank more than 90% of the time. Only one very tiny spot observed for a few hours on … Continue reading

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Space Weather: No Spots, but NOT a Dull Sun

  In total, 2016 has had 31 ‘spotless days’–a whole month’s worth. We haven’t had this many blank suns in a single year since 2010 (51 days). This is a sign that the sunspot cycle is crashing toward a new … Continue reading

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Proof that a new ice age has already started is stronger than ever, and we couldn’t be less prepared

Editor’s Note: The Russian study was originally published July 2015 and was reported on earlier on this blog.  Lawrence provides some additional supporting evidence. Lawrence Solomon  writing in the Financial Post: “The New Little Ice Age Has Started.” This is … Continue reading

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David Archibald: Solar Cycle 25 Amplitude Prediction

David: A monthly smoothed maximum sunspot number of 62 is derived for Solar Cycle 25. This would probably be around 2025. This is almost down to Dalton Minimum levels. [. . .] My prediction for the peak sunspot number of … Continue reading

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Solar Cycles: The Bray (Hallstatt) Cycle

This is a link to a guest essay by Andy May and Javier at Watts Up With That The evidence for a persistent irregular climate cycle with a period of 2400 ±200 years is strong. There is compelling evidence of … Continue reading

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THE BLOB Has Dissipated

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Animation 1 – Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Maps from the CMC Environment Canada (September 17, 2016 and October 27, 2016) The Blob was the name given to the…

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