“Smoking gun” on ice ages revisited

Paleoclimatologists Rock -Two million years of radical climate change is significant. David C. Greene writes: “The smoking gun of the ice ages” is the title of an article in the Dec. 9, 2016 issue of Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The author, David A. Hodel, is listed with…

Study: Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures

From the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON and the “rock of ages” department. Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures A new University of Washington study shows that the textbook understanding of global chemical weathering — in which rocks are dissolved, washed down rivers and eventually end up on the ocean floor to begin the process…