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New paper finds solar UV-B output is correlated to global mean temperature

Map of correlations suggest it may be affecting biomass and planetary albedo.
From the Hockey Schtick:

A paper published today in Methods in Ecology and Evolution describes a new satellite dataset of solar UV-B radiation for use in ecological studies.

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A dream image representing the albedo, step of alchemy.  Albedo is one of the four major stages of the magnum opus; along with nigredo, citrinitas and rubedo.   120 more words

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An article and study from 1974 suggests global cooling would cause more extreme weather

Steve Goddard tips me to this article in the Canberra Times on May 16th, 1974:


It has some interesting claims in it that sound much like climate change claims made today. 472 more words

Extreme Weather

Satellite data reveal the rapid darkening of the Arctic

Sea ice coverage in 2012

Forty-five years after scientists hypothesized that global warming would make Arctic Ocean surfaces darker, Scripps team determines how much the planet’s albedo has diminished… 596 more words


Water Professionals Take a Snow Day

By Fiona Smith, From the Colorado Water Congress Blog

For many water professionals, it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day responsibilities of our jobs. 605 more words


Accelerated Warming Driving the Arctic Into a New Volatile State

Category: Ice

One of the great drivers of climate change is the ongoing changes in the Arctic.  Over the past 50 years, warming in the Arctic and, to perhaps a lesser extent, the Antarctic, has surpassed warming virtually anywhere else in the world.   69 more words