Trends After El Nino

August 27, 2015 0 Comments
Trends After El Nino

Following up on the master El Nino guide for 2015-2016, I would like to share my biggest concern. I don’t have a “horse in the race” when it comes to whether or not the winter is mild or snowy. I generally deal with the bitter cold fairly well and I enjoy the snowy scenery. Milder […]

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Additional Resources for Teaching Earth Sciences

August 26, 2015 0 Comments
Additional Resources for Teaching Earth Sciences

Just in time for the new school year NOAA would like to spread the word that they have free, easy to access tools and information regarding the earth sciences that teachers (and anybody else) can use.  Perhaps you teachers are looking for that extra special experiment or new angle on the earth, atmosphere, and ocean […]

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2015-16 El Nino

August 25, 2015 0 Comments
2015-16 El Nino

The El Nino of 2015-2016 has already been termed “Godzilla” even though it has not yet fully formed or peaked, and it might not set a record for the strongest ever. However, if it continues into the strong, or very strong level, then it could have quite the effect on our upcoming seasons. In this […]

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Lucy in the sky with diamonds

August 24, 2015 0 Comments
Lucy in the sky with diamonds

Some of you might be familiar with the song referenced in the title of this blog entry. If not, you can probably easily find this Beatles tune on Youtube or any other music service. It is the first thing that popped into my head when I read the news about an engineer taking carbon dioxide […]

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How are the bees doing?

August 21, 2015 0 Comments
How are the bees doing?

Back when I kept the big list of bad things that were going to be caused by anthropogenic global warming (AGW), one of the items that made the list, and then didn’t, and then was back on again, is bee-colony-collapse-disorder (BCCD). Time for an update. BCCD is potentially ruinous because by some estimates, bees are used to […]

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Solar power continues growth

August 20, 2015 0 Comments
Solar power continues growth

In my last blog entry I highlighted how malinvestment is ruining the environment. It is a rather depressing topic because there doesn’t seem to be much hope of turning things around anytime soon. More likely than not, various planned economies around the world will continue overproducing goods where they are not needed. It is not all bad […]

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Malinvestment=Environmental Problems

August 17, 2015 0 Comments
Malinvestment=Environmental Problems

I didn’t grow up like most people in the U.S in the 1970s and 1980s. The vast majority of my contemporaries had already moved off of farms and were living in cities. Not only did I live on a farm, we lived a long way from any “city” and at the end of a long […]

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Generous Rains Possible This Week

August 16, 2015 0 Comments
Generous Rains Possible This Week

Through the 16th of August, the Wausau area had received just under 2 inches of rainfall for the month.  There is a good chance that we could nearly double that amount by Wednesday the 19th.  A cold front drifting through the humid air in place will bring the first couple of rounds of showers Sunday […]

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Beware Godzilla

August 14, 2015 0 Comments
Beware Godzilla

As many blog readers know, for a few years I kept a list of all of the media/scientist reports of all of the bad things that were projected to happen because of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). It was the “AGW list”. You can read one of the last entries about it here. Many of the items on […]

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July 2015 U.S. Climate Recap

August 12, 2015 0 Comments
July 2015 U.S. Climate Recap

The July contiguous U.S. average temperature was 73.9°F, 0.2°F above the 20th century average and ranked near the middle in the 121-year period of record.  That certainly doesn’t mean every state had near normal temperatures.   It was much warmer than normal from northern California to Washington State for example.  It was somewhat cooler than normal […]

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