Thursday, January 03, 2013

New paper finds another mechanism by which the Sun controls climate
A paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters finds that short-term changes in solar activity over the 11 year solar cycle have a significant influence on the North Atlantic Oscillation [NAO] and Arctic Oscillation [AO]. According to the authors, "Variability in solar irradiance has been connected to changes in surface climate in the North Atlantic through both observational and climate modelling studies." Using new satellite data demonstrating that solar UV varies by a factor that is 4 to 6 times larger than typical previous estimates, the authors find a mechanism to explain the solar effect on these climate oscillations via increased production of ozone in the atmosphere. The authors conclude that these large changes in solar UV can have amplified effects on regional climate and may be useful for predicting seasonal and long term climate change in Europe.
New Year snow in South Canterbury, mid-summer New Zealand
I am sure it is not unknown – Cold snap brings snow to Sth Canterbury.
Bitter People Who Cling To Fear Of Guns And Global Warming Religion | Real Science
Obama had it backwards (as always.) The bitter people are the ones who worship the false religion of global warming, and fear guns. The rest of us are having a great time.
Turn Off Your Electricity And Gas And Stop Driving Your Car, Stupid | Real Science
America is in a deep freeze and fossil fuels are keeping millions of people alive. McKitten is all excited at the idea of cutting off everybody else from this essential commodity.

Bill should travel on wind powered aircraft and tweet on a wood-burning Internet.
Kyoto Has Saved The World! « sunshine hours
Lets connect the dots. Warming stopped in 1997. Kyoto was adopted in 1997. CO2 is up 58%. Signing the Kyoto has stopped global warming. More CO2 is irrelevant. The very act of creating a treaty stopped the warming.

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