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Solar Slump: The Sun has been blank for two weeks straight

March 23, 2017

Watts Up With That?

Over the weekend, we reviewed the state of the solar data for March 2017. Now, there’s a two week straight lack of sunspots, the longest stretch since 2010.

A blank look to the sun on Monday, March 20, and it has now been blank for two weeks straight; image courtesy NASA/GSFC

Overview

The sun is currently blank with no visible sunspots and this is the 14th straight day with a blank look which is the longest such stretch since April 2010 according to spaceweather.com. Historically weak solar cycle 24 continues to transition away from its solar maximum phase and towards the next solar minimum. In April 2010 – the last time there was a two week stretch with no visible sunspots –  the sun was emerging from the last solar minimum which was historically long and deep.  There have already been 26 spotless days in 2017 (34% of…

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The 300th Anniversary of the Great Colonial Snowcover of 1717

March 23, 2017

Watts Up With That?

The recent nor’easter (blizzard to some) here in New England reminded me that I better get moving on a post here about the 300th anniversary of what was likely the deepest snow cover in these parts in the past 400 years or so, and probably a lot longer. I suspect that, like fish stories, this tale has grown taller over the decades. Also, New England forests have made a comeback, and I think several references refer to drifted over houses built near the edge of pastures. Still, it’s clear that claims about the present weather becoming increasingly extreme don’t look back to events like 1717, more recent events in the 1930s, or “The Storm of the Century” in March 1993, which devastated Cuba and the eastern US.

There are many contemporary accounts of the 1716/1717 winter, but they all seem to derive from a complex ancestry of earlier…

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NOAA Quadrupling Radiosonde Temperatures By Data Tampering

January 31, 2017

Real Science

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NOAA 850-300 mb radiosonde data shows about 0.2C net troposphere warming from 1958 to 2010, but after NOAA gets done tampering the net warming is about 0.8C.

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Adjusted : RATPAC-A-annual-levels.txt     Original Angell data : global.dat

They accomplish this by a spectacular hockey stick of data tampering.
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Educating Seth Borenstein

December 18, 2016

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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Seth Borenstein has been ratching up the nonsense ahead of the Lima conference in this AP piece.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed, not just the climate. It’s gotten hotter, more polluted with heat-trapping gases, more crowded and just downright wilder.
The numbers are stark. Carbon dioxide emissions: up 60 percent. Global temperature: up six-tenths of a degree. Population: up 1.7 billion people. Sea level: up 3 inches. U.S. extreme weather: up 30 percent. Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica: down 4.9 trillion tons of ice.
“Simply put, we are rapidly remaking the planet and beginning to suffer the consequences,” says Michael Oppenheimer, professor of geosciences and international affairs at Princeton University.
Diplomats from more than 190 nations opened talks Monday at a United Nations global warming…

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Portland Falls to Number 2

December 13, 2016

Source: Portland Falls to Number 2

Steepest drop in global temperature on record

December 2, 2016

The beginning of the end of Al Gore’s climate scam

Watts Up With That?

Stunning new data indicates El Nino drove record highs in global temperatures suggesting rise may not be down to man-made emissions

  • Global average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C
  • Comes amid mounting evidence run of record temperatures about to end
  • The fall, revealed by Nasa satellites, has been caused by the end of El Nino

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By David Rose

Global average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C since the middle of this year – their biggest and steepest fall on record. According to satellite data, the late 2016 temperatures are returning to the levels they were at after the 1998 El Nino.

The news comes amid mounting evidence that the recent run of world record high temperatures is about to end. The fall, revealed by Nasa satellite measurements of the lower atmosphere, has been caused by the end of El Nino – the warming of…

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Leaked Clinton campaign memo on ‘climate change’ shows it’s really about politics, not science

October 17, 2016

Watts Up With That?

From Larry Kummer at the Fabius Maximus website

Memorandum: “Climate: A unifying theory to the case“,
Emailed from John Podesta to Chris Lehane, 28 January 2014.

This memo was emailed to Podesta (a senior White House official) from Lehane (partner in the strategic communications firm Fabiani & Lehane, dissolved in Nov 2015). We have it courtesy of Wikileaks — and whoever leaked it to them.

John Podesta was Chief of staff to Bill Clinton and Counselor to the President for Obama. He is Chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Chris Lehane – When an attorney in the White House Counsel’s office, he and his current business partner Mark Fabiani called themselves the “Masters of Disaster” for their work as a “rapid-response” team responding to the many scandals of the Clinton Administration. Lehane co-authored a book on damage control titled Masters of Disaster: The Ten Commandments of Damage Control

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