Arctic in the Holocene, narwhals, and all that

UPDATE: Apparently Joe Romm can’t handle this information. Ecotretas records the action here. Readers may have seen this BBC story: BBC – Earth News – Climate change threatens slow swimming narwhals “That places them at high risk from climate change, as narwhals will not be able to cope with shifting, highly mobile ice floes caused…

Penn State’s greenhouse gas solution: cow beano

Now if they could only provide a solution for Mannian emissions, they’d really have something. It does seem better though than the Bovine Fish Oil Methane Cure and certainly less ridiculous than Climate idiocy at the Monterey Bay Aquarium – cow with a gas mask. From Penn State press: Unusual feed supplement could ease greenhouse gassy cows…

Atlantic hurricane season halfway point

Tropical Storm Hermine rapidly developed and has moved into South Texas soaking rather moist ground from previous Hurricane Alex and TD2.  Scattered areas of interest in the Atlantic include the remnants of Gaston and a couple African Easterly Waves about 3,000 miles from the United States mainland.  Each has a low chance of tropical cyclone…

The Unbroken Record of Broken Icons

Guest post by Thomas Fuller and Tony Brown When we separate what scientists have actually said from what messages are carefully prepared and communicated to us through the media, one thing jumps out to the most casual of readers. Some marketing strategists reduced the information content of the messages given to the public and introduced…