Archive | August 29, 2007

Tasmanian Forests – The Wildcard in Australian Politics (Part 2)

According to Caroline Overington from The Australian, political aspirant Geoffrey Cousins’ inspiration is attributed to The Monthly’s Out of Control – The tragedy of Tasmania’s forests, by Richard Flanagan. It is certainly a powerful lot of words that draw heavily on reader-environmentalism. Reference to Tasmania mortgaging its future to the woodchipping industry, reminded me of […]

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New research supports Milankovitch theory of ice age cycles

Any reader not familiar with Milankovitch can read the Wiki write up here. I’d already considered posting this interesting new Nature paper entitled ‘Northern Hemisphere forcing of climatic cycles in Antarctica over the past 360,000 years,’ so when Luke Walker also drew my attention to it, I decided to give it a go. The first […]

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Climate sensitive to solar cycles and CO2 – a note from Luke

For the first time a globally coherent solar cycle response to the surface temperature has been established. Charles Camp and Ka Kit Tung report in Geophysical Research Letters (DOI: 10.1029/2007GL030207) that global temperatures oscillated by 0.2C during the high and low points of the cycle. The research uses satellite solar radiation and surface temperature gridded […]

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