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.

Sunspots Point To Looming Mini-Ice Age

From the Times of India: A recent paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research reports over the past 20 years there has been a steady decline in activity on the sun’s surface and interplanetary magnetic fields, indicated by a dramatic … Continue reading

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Current Solar Cycle Continues To Be The Weakest In Almost 200 Years …Planet At The Mercy Of The Sun

P Gosselin translates the latest post at Die kalte Sonne on solar activity. The URL link is HERE =================================================== The Sun in March 2016 By Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt (Translated, edited by P Gosselin) Our mother star was once … Continue reading

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Solar Update March 2016

Watts Up With That Guest Blogger David Archibald has an update on solar activity.  David  provides the reader a plethora of graphic evidence that the sun is changing, with fewer sunspots over time, and with a disparity between the northern and … Continue reading

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Study: fewer Caribbean hurricanes during Maunder Minimum of solar activity

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
“We didn’t go looking for the Maunder Minimum, it just popped out of the data.” Hurricane Katrina, Aug 28, 2005 From the UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Shipwrecks, tree rings reveal Caribbean hurricanes in buccaneer…

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Que Ball Sun Looking More Like the Dalton Minimum

Anthony Watts has an update on the progress of Solar Cycle 24 HERE: According to the data Cycle 24 the lowest in 200 years which harkens back to the time of the Dalton Minimum and Solar Cycle 5 Anthony writes: … Continue reading

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Cosmic rays in Earth’s atmosphere are intensifying

According to a report at Space Weather. Newly-released measurements by high-altitude balloons show that cosmic rays in Earth’s atmosphere are intensifying. The ongoing increase, which has been tracked since early 2015, will likely accelerate in the months and years ahead … Continue reading

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Heat From Deep Ocean Fault Punches Hole in Arctic Ice Sheet

This a report from the Climate Change Dispatch that I found very interesting. Some reader many know the details as it is from a November 2015 post. Powerful deep Arctic Ocean geological heat flow forces have just sent us a … Continue reading

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