Tag Archives: Earth science

Claim: Safe long term storage of CO2 is possible

From the GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre , probably too little too late, as CO2 sequestration projects worldwide are closing. Conclusion of an international project for the geological storage of carbon dioxide Potsdam, 07.11.2013 | At the final conference of … Continue reading

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Surprise: Greenland ice gets a melt assist from Earth’s hot mantle below

From the Helmholtz Association Greenland ice is melting — also from below Heat flow from the mantle contributes to the ice melt The Greenland ice sheet is melting from below, caused by a high heat flow from the mantle into … Continue reading

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Australian scientists take 6 degrees of global warming off the table, say it is closer to 2 degrees

From the University of Melbourne Scientists narrow global warming range Australian scientists have narrowed the predicted range of global warming through groundbreaking new research. Scientists from the University of Melbourne and Victoria University have generated what they say are more reliable projections … Continue reading

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Nutri-systems for climate control

From the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK) Ocean nutrients a key component of future change say scientists Variations in nutrient availability in the world’s oceans could be a vital component of future environmental change, according to a multi-author review paper … Continue reading

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Verdict in Italian quake forecast manslaughter case

Just in. Wow, this is a surprising verdict… 

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Fools’ Gold Found to Regulate Global Oxygen

The sulfur-based chemistry of iron pyrite may play a major role in atmospheric oxygen concentrations From The Weizmann Institute of Environmental Science: As sulfur cycles through Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and land, it undergoes chemical changes that are often coupled to … Continue reading

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Shades of Zwally – Vision Prize calls for ‘ice free Arctic’ predictions – cast your vote

People send me stuff. Today, just over two months away from the end of summer, when NASA’s Jay Zwally famously predicted (with an assist from AP’s Seth Borenstein): “…the Arctic Ocean could be nearly ice-free at the end of summer … Continue reading

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New paper on Global Water Vapor puts climate modelers in a bind

Where’s that positive feedback that is supposed to manifest itself in water vapor, the most potent natural greenhouse gas? Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. writes: New Paper “Weather And Climate Analyses Using Improved Global Water Vapor Observations” By Vonder Haar Et … Continue reading

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New evidence of Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact

From the University of California – Santa Barbara Study finds new evidence supporting theory of extraterrestrial impact (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– An 18-member international team of researchers that includes James Kennett, professor of earth science at UC Santa Barbara, has … Continue reading

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Live blogging from the Weather Channel 30th anniversary

It has been a busy day for me. I chased the last remaining (yet to be surveyed) USHCN weather station in Georgia at Dahlonega, plus did historical reference interviews with TWC founder John Coleman and Director of Meteorology Joe D’Aleo … Continue reading

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Pilot video for a series: Bill Scientific – “The Greenhouse Effect”

Guest post by Bill DiPuccio, Science Teacher Let’s face it, high school science videos can be boring and ineffective. I like my science with a twist of comic exaggeration. So I decided to produce a video with enough humor to … Continue reading

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Fundamental questions on Isostasy and Mean Sea-Level

Guest post by Andi Cockroft Firstly, let me declare that I am not a current student of Geology or Geophysics. I studied Mathematics, Computer Science and Geology at University way back in the 60’s and I have focused my entire … Continue reading

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Climategate 2 email – Rob Wilson replicates McIntyre & McKitrick – produces hockey sticks out of noise

Reader Crosspatch writes in comments: 4241.txt is where Briffa Rob Wilson apparently believes he recreates what McIntyre is talking about the hockey stick showing up no matter what data you feed into it. Briffa Wilson creates randomly generated time series, … Continue reading

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Carbon, on the uptake

From the University of Bristol Carbon cycling was much smaller during last ice age than in today’s climate Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the most important greenhouse gases and the increase of its abundance in the atmosphere by … Continue reading

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New AGU endorsed climate survey for educators – a bit odd

People send me stuff. This arrived today in my inbox. This anonymous survey (open to anyone) was announced via the American Geophysical Union mailing list, done by the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA, and also available at their website) … Continue reading

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