Climate change news

Clouds, Jellyfish and the Sun

At https://spaceweather.com (15th March 2020) we have a view of the Sun by amateur astronomer Martin Wiose. Hundreds of orange 'fibers' are jumping up and falling back down from the surface of the Sun. These are spicules, jets of gas shooting up and collapsing. A big wide thread in the middle of the image below is what is known as a 'prominence' - a cloud of hydrogen held above the Sun's surface by magnetic fields. They are larger than spicules - and last longer ...

Green Huff

German Greens have got in a huff it seems - see https://notrickszone.com/2020/03/10/clashing-climate-kiddies-internal-st... ...a climate activist in Germany is getting a bad press over her flights to various parts of the world, sparking internal strife in the organisation, Fridays For Future. Apparently, a 23 year old has now been replaced by a 17 year old and the older girl has slunk away.

Rapid Sea Level Rise in the Atlantic basin

One for the scrap book. Snow mass, in the northern hemisphere, is greater than the 1982-2012 average (see https://electroverse.net/northern-hemisphere-snow-mass-300-gigatons-abov... ... which means it must be colder - at least on average, over the last 7 years. However, climate models are still running hot.

Water, wetness, everywhere, but

As a result of changes in the jet stream there have been continuous downpours across Britain and Ireland - as well as Germany and Denmark and anywhere else unfortunately in the path of it's switch to the south, placing a well populated swathe of countries within its trajectory. However, we learn that one particular corner of Britain has either been extraordinarily lucky, in spite of being on the edge of the Atlantic, open to stormy weather and rain clouds built up over the ocean, or has it managed to put in place a system to address excessive water.

Geological Heat Factor

At https://climatechangedispatch.com/geologic-heat-ocean-warming/ ... one of the favourite alarmist memes is that of ocean warming - and ocean warming off the east coast of the US has been a happy hunting ground for them. Well, it seems reality is kicking in - overriding climate change dogma. The geology of the region is very interesting - in more ways than one. There is a large continental shelf system making for a fairly shallow sea off the coast  of North America. It has been dry land at various points in the geological past.

Ice Ages come and Go

At https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2020/02/scientists-show-sola... ... scientists show solar system processes control the carbon cycle - throughout Earth's history (or at least that part of it in which humans have existed). Below is an image from the Jurasic coast of Dorset, the so called 'Belemnite Mud Member' - which is geological speak for a mudstone sedimentary formation that can be seen in the sea cliffs of the Jurassic coast. It seems a similar geological horizon exists in Wales, also with abundant fossils of marine belemnites ...

Greenhouse Gases

Interesting post at Pierre's web site - https://notrickszone.com/2020/02/10/scientists-oxygen-nitrogen-radiative... ... Earth's atmosphere is made up of 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen = 99%. In other words, according to mainstream climate scientists of the alarmist kind there are just 1% of greenhouse gases (such as co2). Nitrogen and Oxygen are said to not absorb infrared radiation yet some scientists have actually been saying they do radiate IR - since 1944.

Sea Levels

At https://notrickszone.com/2020/0/16/19-papers-published-in-2019-affirm-se... ... I could have posted this under geology but the link is to a climate sceptic site in Germany. The claim is that 19 papers were published in 2019 affirming sea level was metres higher than today between 8 and 4 thousand years ago. Pierre Gosselin says this is an onslaught of paleo climate evidence for warmer than now Mid Holocene climate. Something was distinctly different back then.

Escape from Model Land

At https://judithcurry.com/2019/10/29/escape-from-model-land/ ... letting go of the phantastical mathematical objects and achievables of model land can lead to more relevant information  in the real world ...

Holey holey

It seems the ozone hole has shrunk to a smaller size than it has been for many a day - or at least since scientists have started to monitor it (which isn't that long ago). It can hardly be an accident that it corresponds with a quiescent period on the Sun when sun spots have been few and far between - although the occasional hole on the surface has sent some mild projectiles of solar wind (plasma) in our general direction, providing us with the odd auroral display.