Climate Craziness of the Week: Study shows carnivore species shrank during global warming

Any number of factors 50 million years ago could cause an animal to change, but surely CO2 must be the culprit according to these folks. They don’t even have a picture of the darn thing I can find. But read the abstract after this story for a surprise. – Anthony From a UFL press release:…

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The biggest environmental scandal in history

A UN board could rein in $2.7 billion carbon market to prevent the double dipping of CFC manufacturing incentives and carbon credit sales, as discovered to be happening in China. Guest post by Ric Werme Excerpts from: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100821/ap_on_bi_ge/un_un_carbon_cutting_scheme# reports UNITED NATIONS – An obscure U.N. board that oversees a $2.7 billion market intended to cut…

Connolley may be out at Wikipedia

For those who don’t know, William Connolley, a Real Climate founding contributor, has been the most prolific climate information gatekeeper at Wikipedia, and was the subject of this Lawrence Solomon article: Wikibullies at work. The National Post exposes broad trust issues over Wikipedia climate information Given the volume of his volunteer Wiki output, one wonders how…

WUWT adminstrative note

I’m pleased to announce that with a new WordPress.com upgrade now available, sharing of WUWT posts is now much easier. I’d like to ask WUWT readers to take a moment to familiarize themselves with this new feature. Using it will help get the word out, along with increasing WUWT’s traffic and web rankings. Readers may…

Fireball on Jupiter

From Spaceweather.com On August 20th at 18:22 UT, two amateur astronomers in Japan independently recorded an apparent impact on Jupiter. Masayuki Tachikawa of Kumamoto city was first to report the event. His movie of the fireball shows the fireball scintillating (twinkling) along with other features on the planet — persuasive evidence that this is a…

Sea Ice News Arctic mid week update

By Steve Goddard NCEP has changed their forecast, and it now appears there will be above normal temperatures over the Beaufort Sea for the next few days. This will cause continued melt of the low concentration ice, and a downwards drift of the extent line. Daily loss has been declining steadily over the last month,…

Danielle now a Category 2 hurricane

From NASA via press release Caption: This high-resolution image from the MODIS instrument that flies about NASA’s Terra satellite was taken shortly after the AIRS image from the Aqua satellite on Aug. 23, and also shows a compact, rounded tropical storm Danielle. Danielle became a hurricane just over three hours later. NASA’s Aqua, Terra and…