One mystery of the Martian atmosphere solved

From the University of Michigan How Mars’ atmosphere got so thin: New insights from Curiosity ANN ARBOR—New findings from NASA’s Curiosity rover provide clues to how Mars lost its original atmosphere, which scientists believe was much thicker than the one left today. “The beauty of these measurements lies in the fact that these are the…

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Remarkable correlation of Arctic sea ice to solar cycle length

This is interesting, especially since Solar Cycle 23 was quite long. The Hockey Schtick writes: A paper published by the Danish Meteorological Institute finds a remarkable correlation of Arctic sea ice observations over the past 500 years to “the solar cycle length, which is a measure of solar activity. A close correlation (R=0.67) of high significance (0.5…

Invest in Nature, not infrastructure for storm abatement

I suppose maybe they didn’t see this study on how a long forgotten seawall helped save homes in New Jersey. The best defense against catastrophic storms: Mother Nature, say Stanford researchers Stanford researchers say that natural habitats such as dunes and reefs are the best protection against storms and rising sea levels along the U.S.…

Peter Gleick Makes Progress… by Hoping People Die

Post by Brandon Shollenberger Rhetoric in climate change debates has never been highbrow.  There’s lots of name calling, gotcha games and other petty behavior.  Still, there’s something about suggesting people you dislike should die that turns most people off.  That’s why I was somewhat surprised when I read a blog post by Greg Laden which…