Ethiopia had higher rainfall, warmer soil, millions of years ago

From a Southern Methodist University press release Ethiopia 27 million years ago had higher rainfall, warmer soil Thirty million years ago, before Ethiopia’s mountainous highlands split and the Great Rift Valley formed, the tropical zone had warmer soil temperatures, higher rainfall and different atmospheric circulation patterns than it does today, according to new research of…

Scientists Develop New Method to Quantify Climate Modeling Uncertainty

(From PhysOrg.com h/t to Leif Svalgaard )– Climate scientists recognize that climate modeling projections include a significant level of uncertainty. A team of researchers using computing facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has identified a new method for quantifying this uncertainty. The new approach suggests that the range of uncertainty in climate projections may be…