Claim: British Isles getting "stormier"

From the “30 years are part of a cycle” department: Experts express concern over cyclone trends in the British-Irish Isles By studying climate data in the British-Irish Isles over a 142-year period, researchers have confirmed the important role of cyclones. Seasonal precipitation totals were strongly related to cyclone frequency, especially during summer. The researchers found…

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Whew! Climate change not likely to cause 'grolar bears'

From the University of Washington comes this sigh of relief. Risk of interbreeding due to climate change lower than expected One of the questions raised by climate change has been whether it could cause more species of animals to interbreed. Two species of flying squirrel have already produced mixed offspring because of climate change, and…

First Peoples, bad-dry, good-wet

First Peoples: The warming alarm-dog that didn’t bark

Guest post by Alec Rawls Beneficial climate change allowed modern humans to emigrate out of Africa and spread around the globe says the new PBS documentary “First Peoples,” but it fails to mention that the era it designates as “good times” was several degrees warmer than today. A critical moment in human history is intoned with intense…