Claim: Global Warming is Reducing Fish Numbers

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to climate models fish numbers dropped substantially between 1930 and 2010. Climate Change Shrinks Many Fisheries Globally, Rutgers-Led Study Finds Climate change has taken a toll on many of the world’s fisheries, and overfishing has magnified the problem, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Science today. Ocean…

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The seas get cooler around Iceland-Some charts and anecdotes

Reader Steinar J writes: Included is a Word document describing sea temperatures in the vicinity of Iceland, sea ice extent and an excerpt, (translated from Swedish) from an eyewitness report from the Swedish icebreaker tour to The North Pole in 2018. Fig. 1  In this area of the ocean the temperature drops (cut from Google…

Old stone walls record history of Earth’s magnetic wanderings

From AGU 27 February 2019  Posted by llester By Liza Lester https://youtu.be/G3OTG3_ih3c Under the forests of New York and New England, a hidden tracery of tumbledown stone walls marks the boundaries of early American farms, long abandoned for city jobs and less stony pastures in the West. These monuments of an agrarian past also mark…

HUGE pushback on science paywalls – University of California cancels Elsevier subscription

Breaking: UC terminates subscriptions with Elsevier in push for open access to publicly funded research Library Communications February 28, 2019 TO: The UC Berkeley academic community FROM: Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and ProvostBarbara Spackman, Chair, Academic Senate – Berkeley DivisionJeff MacKie-Mason, University Librarian and Professor RE: Outcome of UC Negotiations with Elsevier Thursday, February 28,…

Andrew Dessler: The Certain Climate Alarmist

Guest essay by Robert Bradley Jr. “This warming [of 5 to 9 degrees Fahrenheit this century] is as certain as death and taxes.” (Professor Andrew Dessler, below) Andrew Dessler is one of the leading climate scientists/alarmists of his generation. And he is a master at presenting his case, not unlike a highly skilled lawyer. He knows…

Guess where the biggest volcanic eruption of 2018 was? Hint (not Hawaii)

There have been voluminous headlines, photos, and video describing eruptions on Hawaii’s Kilaueua in 2018, and while they were visually impressive, when it comes to potentially climate altering sulfur dioxide, those eruptions pale in comparison to another Pacific volcano. NASA Earth observatory writes: While Kilauea dominated headlines last year, the largest explosive eruption of 2018…

How Perception of Fossil Fuel Futures Have Evolved

An Engineer’s Perspective By Ronald Voisin, A couple decades ago an international team of volcanologists arranged for the tag-on launch of a first generation orbiting gravimeter in order to study volcanism (the legitimate auspicious being pure scientific endeavor). While that intended function was successful, a much more important capability unexpectantly came to pass. Subsequent generations…

Achieving Paris climate target could net additional billions in fisheries revenue

The degree of precision of these “projections” makes my jaw drop to the floor~ctm Public Release: 27-Feb-2019 University of British Columbia Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers’ income and household seafood expenditures,…

A Rare Medical Defence of the Right to be a Climate Change Skeptic

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Paul Hsieh, co-founder of Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine (FIRM), thinks medical practitioners shouldn’t rush to diagnose climate denial as a psychological disorder. Should Therapists Treat Climate Change Denial As A Psychological Disorder? Paul HsiehFeb 26, 2019, 07:55am How far should therapists and psychiatrists go in taking sides on…