24 F. average high on January 20.
12 F. high on January 20, 2012.
Trace of snow fell yesterday at KMSP.
Windchill Warning in effect this morning. Wind makes it feel like -30 to -35 F.
36+ hours below zero (until midday tomorrow).
30s return Sunday thru Tuesday of next week.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
… "solar forcing does not appear to contribute to the observed global warming of the past 250 years; the entire change can be modeled by a sum of volcanism and a single anthropogenic [human-made] proxy."...The finding itself is “dog bites man” (see It’s “Extremely Likely That at Least 74% of Observed Warming Since 1950″ Was Manmade; It’s Highly Likely All of It Was). What makes this “man bites dog” is that Muller has been a skeptic of climate science, and the single biggest funder of this study is the “Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation ($150,000).” The Kochs are the leading funder of climate disinformation in the world!"
Graphic credit above: "The decadal land surface temperature from BEST average (black line), “compared to a linear combination of volcanic sulfate emissions (responsible for the short dips) and the natural logarithm of CO2 (responsible for the gradual rise) shown in red. Inclusion of a proxy for solar activity did not significantly improve the fit. The grey area is the 95% confidence interval.”