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More settled science consensus: the formation of coal in the Caboniferous looks to be “grounded in abiotic processes”

Researcher cites a tendency in science to ignore, rather than go after, theories believed to be false. Two Stanford geologists are disputing the decade-old explanation of the large amount of coal accumulated during the Carboniferous Period. Associate Professor Kevin Boyce and Postdoctorate Research Fellow Matthew Nelsen collaborated with scientists across the country to release a…

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Warmest January in satellite record leads off 2016

From the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and courtesy of the current El Niño here’s something climate advocates will probably like, even though they wrongly say the satellite record is no good. Notes on data released Feb. 4, 2016: As widely anticipated, global temperatures in January set a record for the month, eclipsing January 1998 as…