It appears Solar Cycle 25 has begun – Solar cycle 24 one of the shortest and weakest ever

Evidence of a Cycle 25 sunspot found In our previous post: Solar activity crashes – the Sun looks like a cueball,  Our resident solar physicist, Dr. Leif Svalgaard commented and provided a link to something reported by his colleagues, something that likely would not have been possible without the fantastic solar observations of NASA’s Solar Dynamic…

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More evidence that it's COLD not WARMTH that hurts humanity

From the UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI and the “after the Roman Warm Period” department Unusual climate during Roman times plunged Eurasia into hunger and disease A recent study published in an esteemed academic journal indicates that volcanic eruptions in the mid 500s resulted in an unusually gloomy and cold period. A joint research project of the Chronology…

New Zealand Bans Offshore Gas and Oil Exploration

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The New Zealand government has banned offshore oil and gas exploration as part of its 30 year quest for 100% climate purity. New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of ‘carbon-neutral future’ Prime minister Jacinda Ardern says move ‘will essentially take effect in 30 or more years’…

"Welcome to the Fabulous Anthropocene!"

Guest commentary by David Middleton Just to demonstrate that the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) maintains an open mind about things, I thought I would share an recent AAPG Explorer article on the notion of establishing a formal geological epoch in honor of human beings… Defining the Anthropocene Era New research identifies epoch-defining ‘golden…