Global warming increases the risk of an extinction domino effect

From Eurekalert European Commission Joint Research Centre The complex network of interdependencies between plants and animals multiplies the species at risk of extinction due to environmental change, according to a JRC study. In the case of global warming, predictions that fail to take into account this cascading effect might underestimate extinctions by up to 10…

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A rebuttal to the ‘climate change timeline’ meme

You may remember that bit of climate ugliness from yesterday, a “timeline” covered at WUWT here. Not to be outdone, Dr. Roy W. Spencer writes on Facebook: I saw a global warming meme on the interwebs, and decided to answer it with my own. …and mine is a little more family-friendly. Indeed, it is, and just…

EXAMPLES OF HOW AND WHY THE USE OF A “CLIMATE MODEL MEAN” AND THE USE OF ANOMALIES CAN BE MISLEADING

THE POST HAS BEEN UPDATED.  SEE THE UPDATE AT THE END OF THE POST: Alternate Title: An Average of Climate Models, Which Individually Give Wrong Answers, Cannot, By Averaging Them, Give the Right Answer, So A Model Mean Can Be Very Misleading. And The Use of Anomalies in Model-Data Comparisons, When Absolute Values Are Known,…

Six feet under, a new approach to global warming

From Eurekalert Public Release: 26-Nov-2018 WSU researcher sees how deep soil can hold much of the Earth’s carbon Washington State University VANCOUVER, Wash. -A Washington State University researcher has found that one-fourth of the carbon held by soil is bound to minerals as far as six feet below the surface. The discovery opens a new possibility…

An Assessment of the 4th National Climate Assessment

By Andy May The U.S. Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) Volume II is out and generating a lot of discussion. Volume II, Impacts Risks and Adaptation in the United States to climate change can be downloaded here (Reidmiller, et al. 2018). Volume I, published last year, on the physical science behind the assessment is here (Wuebbles, et al. 2017). The mainstream…