New paper: man-made aerosols have had a net cooling effect since beginning of industrial revolution

More aerosols, means more clouds, which means cooler temperatures. Now that we are cleaning up aerosols worldwide, this may explain why the Earth is getting slightly warmer – more sunlight reaches the surface A paper published today in Science claims the transition from “pristine” to “slightly polluted” atmosphere at the beginning of the industrial revolution…

When worlds collide – study says our moon was formed by a collision with planet-sized body

From the European Association of Geochemistry New isotopic evidence supporting moon formation via Earth collision with planet-sized body A new series of measurements of oxygen isotopes provides increasing evidence that the Moon formed from the collision of the Earth with another large, planet-sized astronomical body, around 4.5 billion years ago. This work will be published…

Chinese study ‘implies that the “modern maximum” of solar activity agrees well with the recent global warming’

From Science China Press  [h/t to Mark Sellers] Has solar activity influence on the Earth’s global warming? A recent study demonstrates the existence of significant resonance cycles and high correlations between solar activity and the Earth’s averaged surface temperature during centuries. This provides a new clue to reveal the phenomenon of global warming in recent…

EPA’s next wave of job-killing CO2 regulations

Unleashing EPA bureaucrats on American livelihoods, living standards and liberties By David Rothbard and Craig Rucker Supported by nothing but assumptions, faulty computer models and outright falsifications of what is actually happening on our planet, President Obama, his Environmental Protection Agency and their allies have issued more economy-crushing rules that they say will prevent dangerous…