Claim: Severe droughts could lead to widespread losses of butterflies by 2050

From the CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY and the Edith’s Checkerspot Club comes this tale of possible bug disaster we’ve all heard before. Except, Nature often finds a way, and…

EPA causes a major environmental disaster, the question is: will it fine itself and fire those involved?

From the “if a citizen or company did this there would be hell to pay” department: Guest essay by Emily Zanotti (via Somewhat Reasonable) The Environmental Protection Agency often justifies its…

Claim: NASA simulation indicates ancient flood volcanoes could have altered climate

From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER and the “maybe they should have checked with Willis first” department comes this modeling claim: In June, 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines exploded, blasting…

August 2015 ENSO Update – Another Westerly Wind Burst in Late July Should Help El Niño Evolve

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides an update of many of the ENSO-related variables we presented as part of last year’s 2014-15 El Niño Series. The reference years…