Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sky-High Bacteria Could Affect Climate, Scientists Say | Weather Underground
A team of storm-chasing scientists sampling rarefied air has found a world of bacteria and fungi floating about 30,000 feet above Earth. The findings, detailed Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that microbes have the potential to affect the weather.
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: Paper finds El Niño acts as a mediator of the solar influence on climate
A paper published in Paleoceanography finds another mechanism by which tiny changes in solar activity can cause greatly amplified effects upon the climate via the El Niño Southern Oscillation [ENSO].
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper shows 20th century solar activity was at highest levels of past 9,400 years
A new paper published in Astronomy & Astrophysics finds that solar activity may be influenced by gravitational torque from the orbital configuration of the planets. In addition, the authors show that solar activity during the 20th century was at the highest levels of the past 9,400 years.
Arctic Standstill Tropical Saros | Musings from the Chiefio
So it looks like we’ve got about 30 years of cooler, that one hopes is enough to put a spike in the heart of the CO2 / Warmer idea; then we can get back to a more pleasant warm world. Nice. Very nice. None of it too far out of the ordinary or recent history. Just enough cyclical turn to ‘frost the shorts’ of some folks who desperately need a cooling off…

No comments: