CO2 increases to make drunken clownfish

From Nature.com, is there anything trace amounts of CO2 can’t do? As if clownfish (the test subject) don’t already act funny. The New Scientist says: Carbon dioxide in the ocean acts like alcohol on fish, leaving them less able to judge risks and prone to losing their senses. The intoxication adds to the threats that…

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Phil Jones demonstrates that math is hard

Sure, we’ve all made some doozies (me included) but you have to admit this exchange between top climate scientists Tom Wigley and Phil Jones is downright hilarious. No wonder he has trouble with Excel. Tom Nelson nails the decadal scale error: Email 3235, Mar 2004, more stellar paleo work by Phil Jones. Given that he…

James Balog’s inconvenient glacial canaries

Anytime I see the “canary in the coal mine” phrase being applied to some phenomenon related to climate, I know right away that the person using it hasn’t really put much thought into using the phrase, and that it is purely an emotional response. Photographer James Balog is the emotional user this time. This misleading…

Thanks and Apologies

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I have no use for people who censor and ban those who don’t agree with their scientific ideas. I’ve had my simple, on-topic, scientific comments censored over at RealClimate. And I’m banned at Tamino’s “Closed Mind” blog for asking one too many unwanted questions. I really, really didn’t like either experience at…