Tag Archives: Duke University

More settled science: Climate change/warming speeds up tree life cycles instead of causing migration

From Duke University and the “I was sure those tree rings were linear indicators” department, comes this news: Climate Change May Speed Up Forests’ Life Cycles DURHAM, N.C. – Many climate studies have predicted that tree species will respond to … Continue reading

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Groundwater unaffected by shale gas production in Arkansas

From Duke University , something sure to irritate people like Josh Fox, Joe Romm,  and Bill McKibben who are certain that fracking is terrible. DURHAM, N.C. — A new study by scientists at Duke University and the U.S. Geological Survey … Continue reading

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John Nielsen-Gammon: Skeptics Are Not Deniers

From his Climate Abyss blog at the Houston Chronicle, Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon takes an extended interest in Dr. Robert Brown’s comment-turned-essay on WUWT. Skeptics Are Not Deniers: A Conversation (part 1) Robert Brown, a Lecturer of Physics … Continue reading

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RDU’s paint by numbers temperature and climate monitoring

After reviewing over 1000 USHCN stations in the United States as part of my surfacestations.org project, I have often thought that I can’t find anymore surprises in the train wreck that is our surface observing network. Apparently I’m wrong. Can … Continue reading

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What we don’t know about Earth’s energy flow

Roger Tattersall (aka Tallbloke) writes on his blog of a WUWT comment. Unfortunately WUWT gets so many comments a day that I can’t read them all (thank you moderators for the help). Since he elevated Dr. Robert Brown’s comment to … Continue reading

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Birds apparently can’t outfly climate change

From Duke University , another Durban doozy, yes we’ll have roasted fowl in the trees because they may not be moving fast enough. Climate change driving tropical birds to higher elevations DURHAM, N.C. — Tropical birds are moving to higher … Continue reading

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657 new islands discovered by satellite imagery. Of course, they are immediately declared threatened by sea level rise

From  LiveScience.com Here’s something you don’t see every day — hundreds of new islands have been discovered around the world. The Earth has 657 more barrier islands than previously thought, according to a new global survey by researchers from Duke … Continue reading

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