## Wednesday, April 22, 2009

### Earth Day

Our Earth has her day today. Congratulations. I wish her to get rid of the green shackles soon.

If that happens, we won't have to travel 20 light years to find another planet where life is legal. ;-)

You may help her to get liberated, too. Shoot your environmentalist today!

After 45 days, there is a new official sun spot displayed on the surface of our star. The spotless streak has been amazingly long, anyway.

Pen Hadow et al. are making almost no progress in their planned journey to the North Pole. The global sea ice area remains substantially above the average for April 22nd.

The transition to ENSO-neutral conditions is pretty much completed. While some circulation patterns reflect a weak La Nina, the Nino 1+2 region indicates a substantially positive El Nino anomaly +0.8 °C; the remaining regions are essentially at zero.