Daily Archives: September 29, 2010

Technology Bias Part 2

“Tropical Storm Nicole” came and went in a matter of hours, as did hurricane Lisa and major hurricane Julia. It is unlikely that any of these would have made it into the storm record 70 years ago. Certainly not as … Continue reading

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Life On The Safe Side Of The Tracks

Every city has its good side and bad side. Eric Cartman compared East Denver to Afghanistan. For James Hansen, the safe side of the tracks is 350 ppm CO2 – i.e. 1988 (aka the year Tim Wirth turned off the … Continue reading

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Do They Wonder Why We Don’t Take Them Seriously? : Part 1

2,000 pound Walrus being supported by three inches of rotten ice

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More Levity From The EPA

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ Let’s see – hottest in the 1930s, coolest in the 1960s, and now increasing again. Isn’t that what we call “cyclical behaviour?”

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Update On Igor’s Wake

Igor chilled much of the Atlantic, making it a lot tougher for anything major to follow him this season. http://weather.unisys.com/surface/sst_anom.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Igor_2010_track.png

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Rommulan Logic

Flashback to less than one year ago. NSIDC shows a totally different story :

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Hottest Year Ever : Update On The Moscow Heat Wave

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Arctic Continues Record Ice Growth

DMI now shows 30% concentration ice ahead of 2005 and 2009. There has been about 20% growth over the last two weeks.

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NSIDC Maps Show 10% Ice Growth During The Past Week

My composite of NSIDC’ September 27/20 maps shows new ice in green.

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Aztec Human Sacrifice

The Aztecs believed that droughts, famines and floods were the result of the gods being unhappy with them – and that by making between 20,000 and 80,000  human sacrifices per year, they could minimize the frequency of “extreme” weather events. … Continue reading

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