Antimatter belt discovered around Earth

This has been covered widely today, here is a sampling of stories and reference: From the BBC: Antimatter belt around Earth discovered by Pamela craft A thin band of antimatter particles called antiprotons enveloping the Earth has been spotted for the first time. The find, described in Astrophysical Journal Letters, confirms theoretical work that predicted…

Study: Severe low temperatures devastate coral reefs in Florida Keys – attributed to North Atlantic Oscillation

From the University of Georgia, Athens(UGA) Athens, Ga. – Increased seawater temperatures are known to be a leading cause of the decline of coral reefs all over the world. Now, researchers at the University of Georgia have found that extreme low temperatures affect certain corals in much the same way that high temperatures do, with…

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The polar bear poster that launched a thousand quips

Much has been made of the revelation that Charles Monnett is under suspension and investigation related to the issues swirling around drowned polar bears and dubious statistical license used to calculate mortality. I got a request from a reader to locate the poster that started it all. Happy to oblige. See below Monnett, C., Gleason,…

Climate and Early Asian Immigrants

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has issued a new report (PDF) asserting that the Early Asian Immigrants (incorrectly referred to as “Native” Americans) are hit the hardest by “climate-induced weather extremes”. I’ll leave aside the obvious problems with that fanciful claim, and the oddity of the idea of “climate-induced weather” whatever…