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A Look At Earth’s Temperature Over the Past 11,000 Years

September 29, 2014 0 Comments
A Look At Earth’s Temperature Over the Past 11,000 Years

Scientists know that there have been multiple periods since Earth began that have been warmer than our current climate.  But what about Earth’s more “recent” history?  Research published in 2013 suggests the current global average Earth temperature is close to if not the warmest it has been in 11, 300 years.   The conclusion is drawn […]

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Annual Greenhouse Gas Index

June 3, 2014 0 Comments
Annual Greenhouse Gas Index

    I recently saw an interesting discussion about a very accurate and useful greenhouse gas measurement index that NOAA and other climate researchers have used since 2004.  It is an index that combines the measured values of key greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).  It uses the values from […]

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March 2014 Global Climate Recap

April 23, 2014 0 Comments
March 2014 Global Climate Recap

        Of course you know we had a rather cold March here in Wisconsin.  Was it that way all over the world though?  Not by a long shot.  According to NOAA the global average temperature for March 2014 was the 4th highest on record.  As it turns out most of Europe, Russia, […]

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Great News for Arctic Sea Ice!

April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Great News for Arctic Sea Ice!

In the past I have often suggested that bias is – or could become a problem in climate science. Most people hope that our best scientists would be the least likely to fall prey to various forms of bias, but we are all human. I am biased. Just like everyone, I find it difficult sometimes […]

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Extreme Rainfall Days Projected to Increase

March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Extreme Rainfall Days Projected to Increase

          People living in flash flood prone areas and insurance companies should pay extra attention to this.  Global warming is likely to produce more days with extreme precipitation events across portions of the U.S. according to numerous climate models.   The areas of the lower 48 likely to see the greatest increase […]

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How Good is Natural Gas?

February 14, 2014 0 Comments
How Good is Natural Gas?

**An update on yesterday’s blog post first: We now have 50.2 inches of snow since December 1st. 14 more inches before the end of February and we will break the record for snowiest Winter. Will it happen? We have a puncher’s chance. There could be a couple of tenths of snow tomorrow and 2 to […]

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Opinions Change Due to Cold

February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Opinions Change Due to Cold

Apparently, all the cold weather this Winter is causing some distress, but it is not what you think. You see, opinion polls show less people “believe” in (or are convinced of) anthropogenic global warming theory, because of the extreme cold and heavy snow (in the U.S.). Studies have found that opinions change depending upon the […]

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The Latest ENSO Trend

January 10, 2014 0 Comments
The Latest ENSO Trend

Please recall a blog entry from last month: Is Something Up With El Nino? The latest ENSO diagnostic discussion has been released and it again shows generally neutral surface temperatures in the central Pacific. Once again the computer models are continuing to show generally neutral conditions into this Summer. Once again, according to historical records, […]

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Is Something Up With El Nino?

December 7, 2013 0 Comments
Is Something Up With El Nino?

It looks like something interesting could be developing with the ENSO pattern in the Pacific ocean a few months down the line. As a quick refresher ENSO is the El Nino-La Nina cycle of changing surface water temps in the tropical Pacific. El Nino very often brings very mild Winter conditions to Northcentral Wisconsin. La […]

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AGW Lawsuits Again & Again

November 28, 2013 0 Comments
AGW Lawsuits Again & Again

The interesting issue of climate reparations has reared its head again during the recent United Nations climate talks in Poland last week. I have ruminated more in-depth on this issue before. The basic premise is that “rich” countries use the most fossil fuel and “poor” countries suffer the most from anthropogenic global warming (AGW), thus […]

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