Long Temperature Records and Sunspot Minima

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, folks were complaining that my graph of the CET compared to the centennial solar minima was just one location, England. So here are the five European temperature records which start before 1815. Now, if the theory of the solar/temperature connection is correct, the temperatures should start trending downward when…

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Darwin — We’ve Got a Problem

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Biology has a ‘new’ problem: Speciation Reversal.  One recent paper on the topic declares: “We argue that extinction by speciation reversal may be more widespread than currently appreciated. Preventing such extinctions will require that conservation efforts not only target existing species but identify and protect the ecological and evolutionary…

Australia's Back Door Stealth Carbon Market

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Opposition leaders have accused the Australian government of climate hypocrisy, criticising the opposition for wanting a carbon market while at the same time running their own carbon market, forcing companies to purchase carbon credits for “breaches” of emission pledges. Offsets for emissions breaches prove Australia has a carbon market, Labor…