University of Nebraska claims record drought in the USA? Not so fast…

From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln  comes a news release about the 12 year old U.S. Drought Monitor dataset, proclaiming “record worst ever” as if this has some relevance in history. Sorry, I have to call BS on this. Take June 1934 for example: Well over half of the USA then was in moderate to severe…

They shrink horses, don’t they?

From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln . Tom Nelson quipped earlier today that he hadn’t noticed any pygmy horses near the equator where it is warmer. Study: Evolution of earliest horses driven by climate change New research offers evidence of rising temperatures’ effects on body size When Sifrhippus, the earliest known horse, first appeared in the…