Monday, December 10, 2012

Peering Over the Climate Cliff in a Sweltering D.C. Winter - Chris Mooney
The latest video from Climate Desk Live has just gone up. In it, I introduce our event from last week (on a day of unseasonably hot D.C. weather)
[Dec 11 DC data] : Weather Underground
Max Temperature [Forecast 49 F, Average 48 F, 1971 record 68 F]
Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog: Salad for Ethiopia: How Climate Policy Keeps Poor People Poor
The dirty secret of climate policy is that it works against the interests of poor people around the world who want to become rich like you and me.
Sea Level Decline and Global Cooling | The Next Grand Minimum
It appears that those living on beaches around the world can relax bit, as the sea level rise that stated as the last ice age is coming to an end. If we have another grand minimum, it may start a sea level decline creating more beach front for those live on the ocean.
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper finds a large increase in solar radiation in Greece since 1990; dwarfs alleged effect of CO2
A new paper published in the International Journal of Climatology examines solar radiation at the Earth surface in Greece from 1993-2011 and finds a significant increase after 1990 of 0.33% per year. This upward trend in solar radiation would equate to about 14.1 Wm-2 over the past 18 years, dwarfing the alleged effect of CO2 during that same period [0.49 Wm-2] by a factor of more than 28 times. The paper adds to many others showing that solar radiation at the Earth surface significantly increased beginning in the 1980's and could more than account for the tiny global warming observed [0.4C] since the ice age scare of the 1970's.

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