On the Cusp: Brits Record Wet and Cold

Russ Steele

Set to be the fourth wettest summer since records began in 1727.

“Heating back on as record cold night ends wettest summer,” reads the headline in the Telegraph.

“The second wettest(summer)  in the UK since records began – and the wettest summer in 100 years,” says BBC news.

On same day Met Office reveals it’s been the wettest summer ever, temperatures plunged to almost record summer lows overnight, while other areas did reach record lows.

Bradford for example dropped to 2.8C last night, its lowest August temperature since 1908

Braemar is Scotland was the coldest, dropping to 28.22 F (-2.1C), followed by Aviemore near Loch Ness on -1.8C and -0.7C in north-east England.

There has only been one August night colder, August 21 1973, when Lagganlia in the Highlands suffered -4.5C

The Highlands, Aberdeenshire and Northumberland saw frost while most parts of the UK were close to freezing as most Britons shivered in their beds.

The wettest in a century

Data released by MeteoGroup showed that 14.25 inches (362mm) of rain fell in June, July and August so far, outstripping the previous worst period in 1912.

MeteoGroup forecaster Nick Prebble said this summer is set to be the fourth wettest since records began in 1727.

June 2012 was the wettest since 1860, had the least sunshine since 1909 and was the coldest since 1991.

H/T to Ice Age Now for the tip!

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What Do Repeating Solar Cycles Tell Us?

Russ Steele

In 2006 I wrote about the Return of the Dalton Minimum in this paper:  dalton_minimum

The main focus of the paper was on solar cycles that are about 200 +/- 10 year long. Below is a chart that compare the solar activity during the Maunder Minimum and Dalton Minimum and the current chain of cycles with a projection of future temperatures. We are continuing down the slope of cooling according to satellite temperatures shown HERE.

Source for the data is listed in the graphic. More in the Maunder Minimum in a future post.

From 2001 to 2011 — Summers cooler, winters colder

Russ Steele

Anthony Watts has a very interesting post at Watts Up With That which I will not recreate here. His lead in headline:

NCDC data shows that the contiguous USA has not warmed in the past decade, summers are cooler, winters are getting colder.

Anthony has a series of very telling graphic evidence of the climate change over the last ten years. Here is a sample:

Be sure the read Anthony’s Update. It is a real eye opener.  The current NCDC data shows cooling, but the cooling is even more telling once the NCDC “adjustments” are removed.  We maybe on the cusp of the Next Grand Minimum!

Hiding The Inconvenient Satellite Sea Levels | Where is the water going?

Russ Steele

Steven Goddard has a very interesting post at Real Science on the lack of sea level rise since 2002.  Is this decline a pending ice age indicator?

The most sophisticated sea level satellite is Envisat. It doesn’t show any sea level rise since it was launched in 2002, so our friends in the sea level community tried to hide it by painting it almost invisible yellow and not normalising the data properly.

Steve has an animation that shows the corrections and shows how completely bogus the claimed sea level rise trend is.

via Hiding The Inconvenient Satellite | Real Science.

My question is where is the water going?  It is no longer filling the ocean basins.  Where is the ice building up?  Could the continuing lowering of sea levels be an ice age indicator?

Is Climate Change Bringing an Early Winter?

Russ Steele

I was watching Channel 13 weather last night and the weatherman said that the emerging west coast weather pattern was more like November, rather than October. This morning an interesting graphic showed up in my e-mail box.  Every month in 2011 so far has been colder than 2010.

H/T to Real Science for this graphic.

Here is larger view of climate change.

As you can see the longer term trend is cooler, and could be bring us an early winter.

Can we really trust government scientists to deal with a cooling world?

Russ Steele

A long string of current events are beginning raise questions about the ability of government scientist to deal effectively with the facts. In the past I have questioned the ability of CARB and EPA scientist to present global warming facts truthfully, but now I will have to add the Interior Department.  This is another agency that is twisted the facts to meet their agendas. Now Congressman Tom McClintock and U. S. District Court Judge Oliver Wagner are questing the ability of the Interior Department to deal with the facts.

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CIA Says Global-Warming Intelligence Is ‘Classified’

Russ Steele

Why are the results of a CIA’s Global-Warming study secret? Wired has this story:

Two years ago, the Central Intelligence Agency announced it was creating a center to analyze the geopolitical ramifications of “phenomena such as desertification, rising sea levels, population shifts and heightened competition for natural resources.”

But whatever work the Center on Climate Change and National Security has done remains secret.

In response to National Security Archive scholar Jeffrey Richelson’s Freedom of Information Act request, the CIA said all of its work is “classified.”

“We completed a thorough search for records responsive to your request and located material that we determined is currently and properly classified and must be denied in its entirety,”

What could be so classified, that is has to be a secert. Could it be the report says that there is no global warming, and that would be counter to the current policy of the Obama administration. I wonder if this is while it is still classified?

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