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…