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Ozone

WUWT has a thread on a press release from the University of Waterloo claiming Study shows CFCs, cosmic rays major culprits for global warming. Prof. Qing-Bin Lu published a paper (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.118501) in Physical Review Letters suggesting a correlation between Cosmic Rays and Ozone Depletion, using data up to 2007. There are predictions on the […]

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Solar flux graph update

Following on from this post, and since it will be a while before this month’s data appears, here is an update to my representation of the F10.7 solar flux. i have subtracted a presumed constant background level (67 flux units) and made a bit of an arbitrary partition between SC23 and SC24 during a period […]

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Glacier retreat caused by soot?

New research from NASA (not sure if it’s peer reviewed, but it seems likely) suggests that soot is a major contributor to the retreat of glaciers in the Himalayas. A quick glance at William Lau’s webpage shows that dust is having several effects, directly on sunlight in the atmosphere, by darkening snow and allowing it […]

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