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Eye roller: Global warming affects maple leaves, and the ponds they fall into

From Dartmouth College and the “dead rainbows and starving unicorns” department, complete with artist’s conception: Climate-warmed leaves change lake ecosystems, Dartmouth-led study finds HANOVER, N.H. – Rising soil temperatures significantly affect autumn leaves and consequently the food web, appearance and biochemical makeup of the lakes and ponds those leaves fall into, a Dartmouth College-led study…

Reconstruction of the climate 21,000 years ago at the peak of the last ice age in the western US found that the transition between the dryer zone in the north and wetter zone in the south ran diagonally from the northwest to southeast. Credit :Jessica Oster, Vanderbilt University

Study finds massive climate change in North America before there was even an argument about it

From Vanderbilt University and the “climate has never been static” department: Reconstructing topsy-turvy paleoclimate of western US 21,000 years ago Improves climate models developed to predict future rainfall patterns Climate scientists now put the odds that the American Southwest is headed into a 30-year “mega drought” at 50/50. Meanwhile, the forecast for the Pacific Northwest…

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The Disparity Between IPCC Science Reports, Summary For Policymakers and Reality, Requires a Political Science Solution

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball The 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report was the most influential in establishing global warming as a serious threat demanding political action. It contained the infamous hockey stick that Richard Muller identified as, “the poster-child of the global warming community.” However, the Report also achieved another distinction, unknown…

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Data, Models, and the Australian ABC

Guest essay by Cameron Goodison Recently the Australian Goyder Institute released a report detailing the effects of climate change on rainfall in South Australia. The result: ‘Climate change will halve inflow to SA’s biggest reservoir.’ The ABC, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-17/climate-change-will-halve-inflow-to-sa-biggest-reservoir-mount-/6128832 To make such a alarming statement one would think the ABC has done its research. They must…