The oldest ice core – Finding a 1.5 million-year record of Earth’s climate

How far into the past can ice-core records go? Scientists have now identified regions in Antarctica they say could store information about Earth’s climate and greenhouse gases extending as far back as 1.5 million years, almost twice as old as the oldest ice core drilled to date. The results are published in Climate of the…

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Unprecedented Glacial Chutzpah – just in time for IPCC AR5

From the European Geosciences Union  comes some unprecedented chutzpah with this statement from one of the authors at the end of the press release: “This study has been conducted with scientific motivations, but if the insight it provides can motivate political decisions to mitigate anthropogenic impact on climate and glacier retreat, it will be an…

New paper blames about half of global warming on weather station data homogenization

From the told ya so department, comes this recently presented paper at the European Geosciences Union meeting. Authors Steirou and Koutsoyiannis, after taking homogenization errors into account find global warming over the past century was only about one-half [0.42°C] of that claimed by the IPCC [0.7-0.8°C]. Here’s the part I really like:  of 67% of…