Computer model predicts vastly different ecosystem in Antarctica’s Ross Sea in the coming century

NSF Press Release 14-028 Rising temperatures and changing wind patterns sure to affect predator-prey relationships, researchers say Adelie penguins cross ice floes near a lead–or opening–in the sea ice at Cape Royds. Credit and Larger Version The Ross Sea, a major, biologically productive Antarctic ecosystem, “clearly will be extensively modified by future climate change” in…

Claim: Ghenghis Khan rode climate change to power

From the National Science Foundation Press Release 14-032 Climate of Genghis Khan’s ancient time extends long shadow over Asia of today Current drought in Mongolia could have serious consequences View of the modern-day Orkhon Valley near Karakorum, the ancient Mongol capital. Credit and Larger Version March 10, 2014 Climate was very much on Genghis Khan’s…

Steyn versus the Stick Figure

Mark Steyn writes (and provides a cartoon caricature): Good news for fake Nobel Laureate Michael E Mann. Iran is launching an Islamic Nobel Prize to be named after Mustafa (ie, Mohammed). Given that he wants it so badly, maybe we can nominate Dr Mann for a Mustafa Prize.

Newsbytes: Walport in a storm

UK Government Chief Scientist Accused Of ‘Name-Calling For Lack Of Evidence’ Matt Ridley Calls On Mark Walport To Withdraw Unsubstantiated Accusation Climate change has done more good than harm so far and is likely to continue doing so for most of this century. This is not some barmy, right-wing fantasy; it is the consensus of…