Month: October 2014

Magnetism and Weather: Interconnections?

Post on WUWT by Dr Tim Ball on the possible effects upon weather and climate of the Sun’s magnetic field and the interaction with Earth’s own magnetic field.

Watts Up With That?

Opinion; Dr. Tim Ball

Way back in the last century, I suggested that in this 21st century the dominant issue in science would be magnetism and in resources water. This especially applies to climatology, where, thanks to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), they are either marginalized or ignored. It is not the only damage the IPCC have done. They kept the focus almost exclusively on CO2, and temperature within the atmosphere, at the expense of many other factors. William Kininmonth explains,

Climate models track the transfer of energy through the Earth system. The only boundary condition to the Earth system is solar intensity; everything else is dependent on the composition and physical/chemical/biological processes within the Earth system.

The recent article about the role of the “oceanic conveyor belt” in climate is nothing new, but is a reminder of IPCC narrowness. It is even worse with regard to extraterrestrial…

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Jeremy Shiers: 2ºC Warmer 5000 years Ago In Orkneys

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Guest post from Jeremy Shiers (@JeremyShiers), whose blog is at

Temperatures were 2ºC warmer 5000 years ago according to
archaeological and geological evidence from Skara Brae in Orkneys,

Professor Ian Stewart presented the series Making Scotland’s
, one program, part 5, focused on historic climate.

I produced the following chart from 3 separate charts shown on the
program, the original charts are shown lower down.

Temperature Scotland 4000BC to 1400AD

It is clear

  1. current temperatures
    are not unusual
  2. there have been a
    number of changes in temperature over the millenia

Here is the section which presents the archaeological and geological
evidence temperatures were 2ºC higher around 3000BC and have cycled
since then.

Here are the 3 individual charts I spliced together

Temperatures Scotland 4000 to 1000BC

Temperature Scotland 3000BC to 1000AD

For whatever reason the scale on this chart was different to the
previous two, so I had to guess (err I mean estimate) rescaling to fit
on one…

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