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.

Global cooling will follow El Nino – more risk on the downside

By Joseph D’Aleo, CC El Ninos always produce a global pop in temperatures. So expect that this next 6 months or so even in the only accurate data, from satellites. Strong El Ninos usually are followed by a pendulum like … Continue reading

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More Evidence for a Future Grand Minimum

From Phys.org: A new model of the Sun’s solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun’s 11-year heartbeat. The model draws on dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun, one close to the surface and … Continue reading

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UK MET Office: Fastest decline in solar activity since the last ice age

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
? h/t Benny Peiser – the UK MET office has published a study which suggests solar activity is currently plummeting, the fastest rate of decline in 9300 years. The study also raises the…

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Weak sun could offset some global warming in Europe and US – study

The Guardian has the details: Global warming in northern Europe and the eastern US could be partially offset in future winters because of the sun entering a weaker cycle similar to the one which enabled frost fairs to take place … Continue reading

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An IT expert’s view on climate modelling

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Guest essay by Eric Worrall One point struck me, reading Anthony’s fascinating account of his meeting with Bill McKibben. Bill, whose primary expertise is writing, appears to have an almost magical view of…

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Ice core data shows the much feared +2°C climate ‘tipping point’ has already occurred…

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
…and human civilization did just fine. The Holocene context for Anthropogenic Global warming Guest essay by Ed Hoskins Our current beneficial, warm Holocene interglacial has been the enabler of mankind’s civilisation for the last…

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Study finds: ‘severe cold snap during the geological age known for its extreme greenhouse climate’

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Illustration originally from Wikipedia article “Geologic temperature record”, annotated by A. Watts The Arctic: Interglacial period with a break Reconstruction of Arctic climate conditions in the Cretaceous period FRANKFURT. Scientists at the Goethe…

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