Radar mapping reveals ancient Antarctic giant fjords

From the University of Texas at Austin New map reveals giant fjords beneath East Antarctic ice sheet Scientists from the U.S., U.K. and Australia have used ice-penetrating radar to create the first high- resolution topographic map of one of the last uncharted regions of Earth, the Aurora Subglacial Basin, an immense ice-buried lowland in East…

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Common Sense Added to Endangered Species List

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As Anthony Watts highlighted, the recent paper in Nature (paywalled, reported here) on extinctions agreed with the main conclusion that I had established in my post “Where Are The Corpses“. The conclusion was that the “species/area relationship” as currently used doesn’t work to predict extinctions, and thus there is no…

Hurricane season starts today

From NASA Goddard- Atlantic hurricane season sticks to the calendar: System 93L NOTE: I’ve posted the most current image below, the system has already crossed the Florida peninsula and is now in the Gulf of Mexico – Anthony Hurricane season starts today, June 1, in the Atlantic Ocean and the tropics are paying attention to…

Climate craziness of the week: “ethics requires” linking tornadoes to climate change

Since this essay by Penn State’s Associate Professor Donald A. Brown is placed on a publicly funded university web server,  I’m repeating this in entirety here for discussion. Be sure to see what I found at the end. Why Ethics Requires Acknowledging Links Between Tornadoes and Climate Change Despite Scientific Uncertainty. I. Identifying Links Between…

Greenland and AGW

Guest post by S Jay Porter In 891 AD. Eric The Red set off from Iceland with a few followers to explore a land to the west which they had probably spotted some time before while sailing out in their longboats, and then returned three years later with about 500 fellow Vikings. At first they…