Tuesday, April 16, 2013

THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: Paper finds another amplification mechanism by which the Sun controls climate
A lecture by professor Hiroko Miyahara of the University of Tokyo provides additional support to the Svensmark theory of cosmoclimatology, finding that both solar geomagnetic activity and the polarity of geomagnetic activity have significant effects upon cosmic rays and cloud formation. The polarity of solar geomagnetic activity flips with a 22-year cycle, with periods of negative polarity [such as the current solar cycle] having a greater effect upon cosmic rays and cloud formation. The authors find a remarkable correlation between solar magnetic polarity, cloud height, and the Madden-Julian Oscillation [third figure below], which may represent yet another mechanism by which small changes in solar activity can be amplified to large changes in climate. Other amplification mechanisms include via ocean oscillations, ozone, and sunshine hours/clouds.
Vail and Breckenridge Extend Ski Seasons
Breckenridge has received over five feet of snow so far in April, including another 16 inches since the official closing on Sunday.
UPDATE 2: California businesses sue state over CO2 market - News - Point Carbon
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 (Reuters Point Carbon) - A coalition of businesses and trade groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in state superior court challenging California’s carbon permit auctions, calling them an unconstitutional state tax.
Twitter / BigJoeBastardi: natural carbon cycle produces ...
natural carbon cycle produces 2960000m tonnes CO2 . Man’s contributes 33500m tonnes [4] which equates to 1.13%.
Twitter / BigJoeBastardi: Snowstorm coming from Denver ...
Snowstorm coming from Denver to Msp tomorrow into Thursday not likely the last one of the season. Amazing pattern, even by my standards

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