Tag Archives: Ice age

“Sorry, a TIME Magazine Cover Did Not Predict a Coming Ice Age”… It was just a TIME article.

Guest Post by David Middleton You can always count in TIME magazine’s Bryan Walsh for a good laugh… Well, I suppose that Mr. Walsh is correct that a 1977 TIME magazine cover did not predict “another ice age.” The prediction … Continue reading

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New paper suggests that CO2 ‘…could prove to be our salvation from the next ice age’

From the University of Gothenburg , another head exploder for Joe Romm and company. Carbon dioxide – our salvation from a future ice age? Mankind’s emissions of fossil carbon and the resulting increase in temperature could prove to be our … Continue reading

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Can we predict the duration of an interglacial?

Perspective by William McClenney on the paper of the same title by: P. C. Tzedakis, E.W. Wolff, L. C. Skinner, V. Brovkin, D. A. Hodell, J. F. McManus, and D. Raynaud http://www.clim-past.net/8/1473/2012/cp-8-1473-2012.pdf I can often be heard, when assailed by … Continue reading

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More fatal flaws in the Shakun et al. Nature paper claiming that CO2 preceded late glacial warming [Part 2]

By Dr. Don Easterbrook In Part 1 , I posed 11 questions related to underlying assumptions and misconceptions that form the basis for the paper “Global warming preceded by increasing carbon dioxide concentrations during the last deglaciation by Shakun et … Continue reading

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Shakun The Last, I Hope

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In three previous posts here, here, and here, I discussed problems with the paper by Shakun et al., “Global warming preceded by increasing carbon dioxide concentrations during the last deglaciation” (PDF,hereinafter S2012) Commenters said, and … Continue reading

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Did Shakun et al. really prove that CO2 preceded late glacial warming? [Part 1]

By Don J. Easterbrook, PhD. In a paper “Global warming preceded by increasing carbon dioxide concentrations during the last deglaciation”, Shakun et al.(Nature 2012) contend that rising temperature at the end of the last Pleistocene glaciation were preceded by increasing … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP http://www.SEPP.org Quote of the Week: “Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, … Continue reading

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Shakun on our wobbly world’s precession, ocean CO2 fizzing, the last ice age, and all that

It seems that the author of the recent paper in Nature (Shakun et al ) says that the Earth’s wobble was a contributor for ending the ice age, but won’t go so far as to call it the trigger. But … Continue reading

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Terrifying new book about climate change

Normally I don’t go for anonymous guest posters, but this one is from the famous “zombie” of zombietime.com whose identity remains hidden so that he/she may continue to record the anarchy and socially bereft behavior that permeates the McKibbenesque protestor … Continue reading

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Alaska On The Rocks

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach From the “weather is not climate” department, the sea ice is in early and thick in Alaska. It makes me shiver just to look at the picture. They had to use an icebreaker to get … Continue reading

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Increased CO2 Emissions Will Delay Next Ice Age

Sir Fred Hoyle Vindicated (Via Dr. Benny Peiser of the GWPF) According to new research to be published in Nature Geoscience  (embargoed until 1800 GMT/10AM PST, Sunday 8 January 2012), the next ice age could set in any time this … Continue reading

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CO2 Sensitivity is Multi-Modal – All bets are off

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein A multi-modal probability distribution, such as the graphic below [from Schmittner 2011], cries out “MULTIPLE POPULATIONS”. Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (expected temperature increase due to a doubling of CO2 levels, all else being equal) is distinctly … Continue reading

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New study in Science shows climate sensitivity overestimated

From Oregon State University  some news the team and especially Kevin Trenberth just really don’t want to hear. I covered this on a tip from Dr. Pat Michaels back on Nov 9th titled: Climate sensitivity- lowering the IPCC “fat tail” and … 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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No global climate change in the past 20,000 years?

Guest post by Dr. Don J. Easterbrook Dept. of Geology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA In a paper entitled “Current global warming appears anomalous in relation to the climate of the last 20 000 years,” Svante Björck claims that, over … Continue reading

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Back to the “drawing board” on glacial period carbon sinks

From Oregon State University News, more news of unsettled science. Nature study: Rising CO2 levels at end of Ice Age not tied to Pacific Ocean CORVALLIS, Ore. – At the end of the last Ice Age, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels … Continue reading

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