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.

New Atmospheric Radiation Results

For the past two+ years, Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus have been monitoring cosmic rays in the atmosphere above California using high-altitude space weather balloons. After more than 100 flights, they find that dose rates have … Continue reading

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Indirect Effects of the Sun on Earth’s Climate

Mike Jonas writing as Guest Blogger at Watt Up With That has written an very interesting essay on the potential impact of the sun on our climate and climate history. Recommend reading for Next Grand Minimum readers, as there is … Continue reading

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Solar Update June 2017–the sun is slumping and headed even lower

Guest essay by David Archibald at Watts Up With That Solar cycle 24 has seen very low solar activity thus far, likely the lowest in 100 years. Figure 1: F10.7 Flux 2014 – 2017 The F10.7 flux shows that over … Continue reading

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Dr.Stephanie Osborn, Interstellar Woman of Mystery, on Solar Climate Influence.

Dr Osborn has an interesting career in addition to being a Science Fiction writer. A veteran of more than 20 years in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs, she worked on numerous space shuttle … Continue reading

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COSMIC RAYS ON THE RISE AS SOLAR MINIMUM APPROACHES

Meteorologist Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc. vencoreweather.com Reports: A recent study published in the Aug. 19th issue of Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics supports the idea of an important connection between cosmic rays and clouds. According to spaceweather.com, a team … Continue reading

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Climate Science in the Comics

Scott Adams’ Dilbert on what is wrong with climate science captured in six frames.  http://dilbert.com/strip/2017-05-14  Sorry, copyright prevents me from posting the whole cartoon, so please click the link.  Scott Adams is known to be a skeptic of anthropogenic global … Continue reading

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A GLOBAL cooldown will usher in a 100-year mini-ice age, UK Experts

Details in the UK Daily Star: Experts told Daily Star Online planet Earth is on course for a “Little Age Ice” within the next three years thanks to a cocktail of climate change and low solar activity. Research shows a … Continue reading

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