Do you care what ISIS thinks about Global Warming?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The question might seem insane – but in a recent Fox News interview, a Democrat supporter expressed an interest, in finding out what ISIS thinks about global warming. Original Source: http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/3543994/ Its easy to write the guy in the video off as just being an idiot, but the reality is…

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A Warm Period by Any Other Name – The Climatic Optimum

Hypsithermal, Altithermal, Holocene Optimum, Holocene Thermal Maximum, Holocene Megathermal, Anthropogene; Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball There is frustration and reward when an article appears on the same topic of an article you are completing – in this case the Holocene. Such was the case this week with Andy May’s article “A Review of temperature reconstructions.”…

Open Thread Saturday

This week is not exactly a true open thread… I do have one topic that I’d like to discuss. I’m considering doing a weekly radio show with the same name “Watts Up With That” and I’m interested to hear opinions on the topic. The idea would be to have a show that would cover topics…

The Gray, Gray World of Wolves

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Carl Zimmer of the New York Times gives us this story:  DNA Study Reveals the One and Only Wolf Species in North America. “The first large study of North American wolf genomes has found that there is only one species on the continent: the gray wolf. Two other purported…

Claim: Sharknado Might Damage Climate Credibility

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Conversation is worried that climate disaster films like Sharknado might damage the credibility of climate scientists, because sometimes the characters in such movies use scientific sounding language to discuss preposterous fictional climate disasters. Why ‘Sharknado 4’ matters: Do climate disaster movies hurt the climate cause? … At their heart,…

Claim: Underground Carbon Reservoirs are Stable

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A study of naturally occurring CO2 reservoirs has given a boost to carbon capture projects, by concluding mild acidity of CO2 / Carbonic Acid does not significantly corrode the rocks holding it in, even on 100,000 year timescales. But this study does nothing to allay my concerns about the hideous…

A review of temperature reconstructions

Guest essay by Andy May In previous posts (here and here), I’ve compared historical events to the Alley and Kobashi GISP2 Central Greenland Temperature reconstructions for the past 4,000 years. Unfortunately, these two reconstructions are very different. Recently Steve McIntyre has suggested a third reconstruction by Bo Vinther. Vinther’s data can be found here. Unfortunately,…