Fossils cast doubt on climate-change model projections on habitats

From the University of Oregon Mammals didn’t play by the rules of modeling on where they migrated to survive last ice age, says UO researcher EUGENE, Ore. — Nov. 18, 2014 — Leave it to long-dead short-tailed shrew and flying squirrels to outfox climate-modelers trying to predict future habitats. Evidence from the fossil record shows…

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Claim: ‘the pause’ is caused by small volcanic eruptions

Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming From the AGU: WASHINGTON, DC— Small volcanic eruptions might eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth’s upper atmosphere than previously thought, potentially contributing to the recent slowdown in global warming, according to a new study. Scientists have long known that volcanoes can cool the atmosphere, mainly…