Daily Archives: July 2, 2013

Neo-Nazi group now an environmentalist organization?

I suspect that this phenomena is not limited to Mongolia….

“Mongolian neo-Nazi group has rebranded itself as an environmentalist organisation”

Click here for news article….

Temperature, not man-made CO2, drives atmospheric CO2 concentration

Swedish climate scientist Pehr Björnbom has recently replicated the work of Dr. Murry Salby. In short, temperature, not man-made CO2, drives CO2 concentration in the atmosphere.

The paper (in Swedish) can be found here. A discussion in English of the significance of these findings can be found here.

See Dr. Salby’s recent textbook here. An explanation by Dr. Salby can be found here. Or check this paper here.

Electric Cars no “greener” than gasoline vehicles?

An article in IEEE Spectrum concludes:

“Upon closer consideration, moving from petroleum-fueled vehicles to electric cars begins to look more and more like shifting from one brand of cigarettes to another. We wouldn’t expect doctors to endorse such a thing. Should environmentally minded people really revere electric cars? Perhaps we should look beyond the shiny gadgets now being offered and revisit some less sexy but potent options—smog reduction, bike lanes, energy taxes, and land-use changes to start. Let’s not be seduced by high-tech illusions.” Click here for original article….

Click here for the Breitbart news article….

Southern California winter winds shift with El Nino

Neil Berg, Alex Hall, Scott Capps. Mini Hughes. El Niño-Southern Oscillation impacts on winter winds over Southern California. Climate Dynamics. Jan2013, Vol. 40 Issue 1/2, p109-121.

Changes in wintertime 10 m winds due to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation are examined using a 6 km resolution climate simulation of Southern California covering the period from 1959 through 2001. Wind speed statistics based on regional averages reveal a general signal of increased mean wind speeds and wind speed variability during El Niño across the region. An opposite and nearly as strong signal of decreased wind speed variability during La Niña is also found. These signals are generally more significant than the better-known signals in precipitation. In spite of these regional-scale generalizations, there are significant sub-regional mesoscale structures in the wind speed impacts. In some cases, impacts on mean winds and wind variability at the sub-regional scale are opposite to those of the region as a whole. All of these signals can be interpreted in terms of shifts in occurrences of the region’s main wind regimes due to the El Niño phenomenon. The results of this study can be used to understand how interannual wind speed variations in regions of Southern California are influenced by the El Niño phenomenon.