Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Monday, June 23, 2008

  Still waiting for cycle 24

I am still waiting for Solar Cycle 24 to kick into gear. So is everybody else. (the image on the left is a "live" image of the sun. As I write this - solar activity is minimal)

After NOAA had no consensus as to the start or magnitude of cycle 24 - I've basically placed my bet on this being another minimum cycle for no other reason than I find the thought of a natural reversal of global warming comforting. Well, this paper was influential on my thinking - it's why I continue to pay close attention to sunspots on this site.

In other news Jim Hansen is calling for oil execs to be jailed for crimes against humanity.

(Can't we start with the lawyers and politicians first? We can then work up to the CEOs and out to everyone that has ever drove faster than 65mph, and once all those people are busy building more prisons and stamping license plates, start arresting the people than ran their air conditioners too long, or insist on using a dual SLI PC. After that, criminal penalties for using hair dryers and curling irons are in order...)

I haven't, incidentally, found where he said that, but perhaps what he writes here is an indication of the Democratic policies to come.

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