Apocalypse Not: I love the smell of skepticism in the morning

Matt Ridley has just had a tremendous essay published in WIRED magazine, one that everyone should take a few minutes to read, because it sums up the issues of all the end time fears, fallacies, and failures we have collectively experienced in one tidy little package. – Anthony By Matt Ridley When the sun rises…

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2012: The Year Greenland Melted (AKA Alarmists Gone Wild) and Manhattan-sized Icebergs!

Guest Post by David Middleton “Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt… Right On Time” I guess Professor Tedesco missed this… “Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time,” says…

Climate and Drought Lessons from Ancient Egypt

From the USGS: Using Fossil Pollen to Augment Historical Records Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt’s Nile Delta document the region’s ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt’s Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time. “Humans have a…