Update: About those claims of declining bird populations due to ‘climate change’

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Science is a wonderful thing. As time moves on, in a single direction, Science, as an endeavor, corrects past misunderstandings. Unfortunately, corrections seldom hit the headlines. Rather, corrections slowly backfill our store of knowledge eventually coming to the fore, at first in odd places, and finally become generally accepted.…

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Atmospheric concentration of an ozone destroying chemical drops mysteriously

From the “possible measurement error” department. Larry O’Hanlon (via AGU blogs) writes: Something strange has happened to the atmospheric concentration of a newly discovered, human-made, ozone-destroying gas: it has suddenly dropped and nobody knows why. The gas, HCFC-133a, is a type of hydrochlorofluorocarbon, ozone-destroying compounds used in some industrial processes, including the manufacturing of refrigerants.…

Global Temperature Report: September 2015 – In the tropics, warmest September in the satellite temperature record

From UAH via press release: Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.11 C per decade September temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.25 C (about 0.45 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for September. Northern Hemisphere: +0.34 C (about 0.61 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for September. Southern Hemisphere: +0.17 C (about 0.31 degrees Fahrenheit) above…

Study: CO2 "acidification" does not harm Coral

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A study, pH homeostasis during coral calcification in a free ocean CO2 enrichment (FOCE) experiment, Heron Island reef flat, Great Barrier Reef led by researcher Lucy Georgiou has concluded that at least some Coral has the ability to regulate its own internal PH. This allows the studied coral to thrive,…