Was Extreme Ultraviolet an Andy Warhol Actress?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach When folks tell me that the sunspot-related changes in total solar irradiance make changes down here on the surface of our amazing planet, I suggest that they take a look at the numbers. From peak to trough over the sunspot cycle, the top-of-atmosphere total solar irradiance varies by about 1.2…

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Study claims: Global warming induced by “Ancient Farmers” may have staved off ice-age

Ancient farmers spared us from glaciers but profoundly changed Earth’s climate UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON MADISON – Millenia ago, ancient farmers cleared land to plant wheat and maize, potatoes and squash. They flooded fields to grow rice. They began to raise livestock. And unknowingly, they may have been fundamentally altering the climate of the Earth. A…

The advantages of change, climate and otherwise

Foreword – Humanity has made tremendous strides over the last two centuries in energy, medical and other technologies – greatly improving living standards and life spans for billions of people. But meanwhile, says Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy president John Shanahan, far too many foundations and organizations, segments of the media and individuals have tried to…

Study – Global Tree cover on the rise – possibly due to CO2/global warming

Global tree canopy cover increased by 2.24 million square kilometers (865,000 square miles) between 1982 and 2016, reports a new study in Nature. These new findings contradict earlier studies that reported a continuing net loss of forest cover. Researchers using satellite data tracked the changes in various land covers to find that gains in forest area in the…

Climate protests this weekend expected to bring “hundreds of thousands”

Just like models overestimate future climate, I’m betting they are overestimating the crowds. Oh, and for the entertainment factor, more civil disobedience! From the Guardian: Hundreds of thousands expected to join global climate marches this weekend Protests against politicians’ failure to tackle the environmental crisis will take place in more than 90 countries Hundreds of…

Climate Action – the game

From the UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL and the “SIMCITY beat them to it six years ago” department comes news of a climate role-playing game, where you get to be a U.N. delegate going to COP conferences, complete with a buffet. What kid could resist that? A graphic prepared by MIT to cater to kids: Is the…