Climate Craziness of the Week: Harvard’s McElroy: ‘Bridges may be in the wrong place’ for climate change

From Harvard University , where you can’t tell them much, comes this laughable press release. I loved this line “Bridges may be in the wrong place“. Then the author, Michael McElroy, goes on to connect the long debunked “climate change caused the Arab Spring uprising”, when it was actually local politics and food prices resulting…

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Flowers like the warmer weather

From Harvard University An early sign of spring, earlier than ever Researchers say record-high temperatures led to earliest spring flowering in history Record warm temperatures in 2010 and 2012 resulted in the earliest spring flowering in the eastern United States in more than 150 years, researchers at Harvard University, Boston University and the University of…

A link between climate, ice melt, and volcanic eruptions is found

When the ice melts, the Earth spews fire GEOMAR researchers discover a link between climate and volcanic eruptions It has long been known that volcanic activity can cause short-term variations in climate. Now, researchers at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany), together with colleagues from Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) have found…

Climate change – off in the ozone

From the Harvard University  news service and the what are they smoking department, comes this suggestion that apparently it never was ozone damaging CFC refrigerants at all, it was those nasty thunderstorms wot done it.  They say: “Recent studies have suggested that the number and intensity of such storms are linked to climate changes…which could…

CO2 police can now be equipped to rat out cities

From the University of Utah, a way to keep tabs on Kyoto, except there isn’t any new treaties expected to be signed. Measuring CO2 to fight global warming University of Utah and Harvard scientists develop way to enforce future greenhouse gas treaty SALT LAKE CITY, May 14, 2012 – If the world’s nations ever sign…

Shakun Redux: Master tricksed us! I told you he was tricksy!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The quote above is from Lord of the Rings, an exchange between Gollum and Smeagol, and it encapsulates my latest results from looking into the Shakun 2012 paper, “Global warming preceded by increasing carbon dioxide concentrations during the last deglaciation” (paywalled, at Nature hereinafter Shakun2012). I discussed the paper in my…