What is in store for 2012

I am going to be the first to admit that I have been taking it easy for the past couple of weeks.  By that I mean I have still been working my full-time job and trying to raise 4 children (all of them teenagers by the end of 2012).  The good news is that the kids are back in school tomorrow which will help me have some more spare time for some articles that I want to write for the website.  As my experience in this has increased I have found that the articles I like to write explain what is going on with the Earth and it’s climate.  More and more what I write will require an understanding of the science in my book.  Expect this year to have many articles that explain the Earth’s climate in context of the longer climate cycle.

There are interesting things going on today, but they are not necessarily the same things that get normal attention from the warmists or the skeptics.  For instance this year is a La Nina, but the weather patterns are not the same as the patterns from last year.

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Ocean SST anomaly at the beginning of 2011.

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Ocean SST anomaly at the beginning of 2012.

While it is clear that the La Nina is weaker now than it was last year, overall the oceans are cooler now.  This is especially true in the Atlantic Ocean.  Compare the North Atlantic around Greenland.  There is a stark difference this year in that region.  The slightly warm ocean there resulted in less Arctic sea ice, will the cooler ocean this year result in more summer ice later this year?  Only time will tell us the answer there.

There is still much to learn about the Earth’s climate.  Last year the La Nina resulted in large snowfalls where I live, but this year is the opposite.  It has been cold, but there has been almost no precipitation.  Why is that?  I will be looking into that as well.  It is unfortunate that the climate scientists do not spend their time looking into this because that would be useful.  Knowing how the ocean’s temperature will impact the weather 6-9 months out would be very useful, instead there is only the steady parade of CO2 related news.

My goal is to put out 2 articles a week this year.  Hopefully that works out well for me and for all of my readers.  I like looking for the signs of the coming changes in the Earth’s climate.  I am hopeful that eventually most people will drop the notion that CO2 is the driver of the Earth’s climate.  Once the actual drivers of the Earth’s climate are recognized, it will be easier to prepare for the real changes that will happen in the future.  Those changes may not take place in our lifetimes, but the signs of the change will likely be visible to those that are paying attention.

Posted in Skeptic by inconvenientskeptic on January 3rd, 2012 at 11:47 am.


This post has 3 comments

  1. Hello John,

    “Expect this year to have many articles that explain the Earth’s climate in context of the longer climate cycle.”

    Please do.

    Most websites concentrate on the short term cycles.It is an over saturated area now.I have grown tired of it and want to wade into new science stuff.

    That is why I bought your book.To see things from a different angle.Than what is continually paraded.

    I have recently been bringing up the long cycles,in a few places.They seem to be flummoxed by it.They are so used to short cycle arguments.That anything much longer are simply not brought up or considered.

    One such reply made me wonder why he thinks his chart he gave me.Was evidence against the Milankovitch theory.It was an ineffectual reply to what I basically wrote.

    That was at Watts Up With That?

    I appreciate what you are doing.It is a badly needed area of topic to pursue.

    Wish you a wonderful 2012!

  2. Richard111 Jan 4th 2012

    Book still not available in the UK.

  3. Sheri Jan 4th 2012

    I look forward to your articles. I, too, wonder why there was so much snowfall last year and so little this year.

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