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“Phytoplankton rapidly disappearing from the Indian Ocean” or not.

  Guest post by David Middleton, feature image borrowed from iHerb. A rapid loss of phytoplankton threatens to turn the western Indian Ocean into an “ecological desert,” a new study warns. The research reveals that phytoplankton populations in the region fell an alarming 30 percent over the last 16 years. […] https://www.sciencenews.org/article/phytoplankton-rapidly-disappearing-indian-ocean?tgt=nr The source of…

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“Thorough, not thoroughly fabricated: The truth about global temperature data”… Well, not *thoroughly* fabricated.

Guest post by David Middleton Featured image borrowed from here. If you can set aside the smug, snide remarks of the author, this article does a fairly good job in explaining why the surface station temperature data have to be adjusted and homogenized. There is just one huge problem…   Without the adjustments and homogenization,…

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Seth Borenstein: “Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997”

Guest post by David Middleton WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed. Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global warming goes into the world’s oceans instead of the ground. And they’ve…

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Has the PDO flipped?

Guest post by David Middleton Cyclical changes in the Pacific Ocean have thrown earth’s surface into what may be an unprecedented warming spurt, following a global warming slowdown that lasted about 15 years. While El Niño is being blamed for an outbreak of floods, storms and unseasonable temperatures across the planet, a much slower-moving cycle…

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This just in: Ice Age postponed due to global warming!

Guest post by David Middleton, featured image borrowed from Meadow Heights PTA.   Global warming caused by fossil fuel emissions is blamed by scientists for intensifying storms, raising sea levels and prolonging droughts. Now there’s growing evidence of a positive effect: we may have delayed the next ice age by 100,000 years or more. The…

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Run Away! The Anthropocene Has Arrived!!!

Guest post by David Middleton (Featured image borrowed from http://www.hockeyministries.org/rwt-blog-52316)   Unfortunately this article is behind a pay wall. While some of the points in the abstract are reasonable, these two seem to be totally unsupported in any literature of which I am aware… An average global temperature increase of 0.6o to 0.9oC from 1900 to…