• Sun Goes Quiet As It Heads Toward Solar Minimum

    • Date: 01/11/16
    • Paul Dorian, Vencore Weather

    The current solar cycle is the 24th since 1755 when extensive recording of solar sunspot activity began and is the weakest in more than a century with the fewest sunspots since cycle 14 peaked in February 1906. The current solar image shows one sunspot region (circled) as the sun heads toward the next minimum phase; […]

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  • Today’s Happy Climate News

    • Date: 19/10/16
    • Steven Hayward, Power Line

    I can’t decide whether this story is proof that climate change isn’t all gloom-and-doom all the time, or whether climate change is just one more aspect of the Oppressive Patriarchy. From Science Daily: Climate change will see some males get sexier A common marine crustacean has shown researchers that it’s all set to beat climate change […]

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  • Benefits Of Latest Climate Deal May Fall Short Of High Hopes

    • Date: 17/10/16
    • Reuters

    A pact by almost 200 nations to slash greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners will likely fall short of governments’ hopes of averting a full half-degree Celsius (0.9 Fahrenheit) of warming this century, scientists say. Saturday’s agreement in Kigali, Rwanda, is the biggest single step to limit climate change since governments reached a global agreement […]

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  • Countries Agree To Phase Out 85% of HFCs By 2045

    • Date: 15/10/16
    • Jacob Koshy, The Hindu

    One hundred and seven countries came to an agreement in Kigali, Rwanda, on Saturday, to substantially phase out a potent greenhouse gas by 2045 and move to prevent a potential 0.5 C rise in global temperature by 2050. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are a family of gases that are largely used in refrigerants in home and car […]

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  • New Speculation: Did Comet Impact Cause Global Warming?

    • Date: 14/10/16
    • Phys.org

    In a new study, scientists say they have found evidence along the New Jersey coast that an extraterrestrial object hit the earth at the same time a mysterious release of carbon dioxide suddenly warmed the planet, some 55.6 million years ago. The warm period, known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), is often cited as […]

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  • Global Warming Be Damned: Record Corn, Soybeans, Wheat

    • Date: 14/10/16
    • Roy Spencer

    Here we are with yet another year experiencing either record or near-record yields in corn, soybeans, and wheat. For many years we have been warned that climate change is creating a “climate crisis”, with heat and drought reducing agricultural yields to the point that humanity will suffer. Every time there’s a drought, we are told that this is […]

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  • Why Did Poland Ratify The Paris Agreement? Because It Has No Binding Targets

    • Date: 08/10/16
    • Joseph Dussault, The Christian Science Monitor

    The European Union officially ratified the Paris climate agreement on Wednesday, along with several member nations. Among them was a most unlikely signatory: Poland, whose reliance on coal had previously threatened the deal…. Why did Poland acquiesce to such a drastic change? One possibility is that the change won’t be very drastic at all. Despite […]

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  • Climate Zealots Exposed As The Arctic Ice Fails To Melt Away

    • Date: 02/10/16
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    The Danish Meteorological Institute reports that Arctic sea ice has been refreezing at its fastest rate since daily records began in 1987. I know it is only two weeks since I last reported on Arctic ice, but the latest news from that front is even more remarkable. My theme then was those sad climate activists […]

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