But it Worked in the Simulation!

Perils of computer simulation of complex systems Story submitted by Ricky Seltzer John F. McGowan, Ph.D., writing on math-blog, describes the various ways in which breakthrough science can be misunderstood…

Stop checking the facts: "Your Internet search has just helped kill the planet"

Guest post by Alec Rawls This could explain a few things. Greens are against searching for information. To save the planet, only follow safe links from Joe Romm, Andrew Revkin,…

Trees: sucking up the carbon

Higher density means world forests are capturing more carbon Forests in many regions are becoming larger carbon sinks thanks to higher density, U.S. and European researchers say in a new…

Warming 101 primer

Submitted by D.B. Stealey This article went viral when it was first published. Well worth reading: “Our planet has been slowly warming since last emerging from the “Little Ice Age”…

Climate Modeling: "not always clear"

The previous story suggested that climate models predict with certainty “permanently hotter summers”. OK then, but in the same Eurekalert stream today, we have this release, where it seems they…

Another bold forecast – destined for "climate FAIL"

Here’s the headline from the press release today, which will undoubtedly be regurgitated worldwide: Stanford climate scientists forecast permanently hotter summers Oh gee, where have wee seen this before? It’s…

Earth, fire, air, and water

Guest post by J Storrs Hall This is a reply and extension to Pat Frank’s “Earth Abides” post (sorry, couldn’t resist) which appeared here recently. The post features an intriguing…