Note to the Grauniad: “The East Antarctica glacial stronghold” is NOT melting!

Guest rebuttal by David Middleton East Antarctica glacial stronghold melting as seas warm Nasa detects ice retreat probably linked to ocean changes in region once thought stable Damian Carrington Environment editor Tue 11 Dec 2018 A group of glaciers spanning an eighth of the East Antarctica coastline are being melted by the warming seas, scientists have discovered.…

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48 Arrests at Fossil Free Yale Protest…

Guest failing grades to Yale from David Middleton YPD arrests 48 people at divestment sit-in LORENZO ARVANITIS & SERENA CHO 7:55 PM, DEC 08, 2018 STAFF REPORTERS The Yale Police Department arrested 48 people — the vast majority of whom were Yale undergraduates — on Friday, ending a five-hour sit-in at the lobby of the…

Nature: “Global warming will happen faster than we think”… Because it’s happened slower than we thought it would!

Guest short note by David Middleton COMMENT 05 DECEMBER 2018 Global warming will happen faster than we think Three trends will combine to hasten it, warn Yangyang Xu, Veerabhadran Ramanathan and David G. Victor. If anyone cares to read what Yangyang Xu, Veerabhadran Ramanathan and David G. Victor have to say about this… Click here.…

Peak Oil Postponed Again: “USGS Identifies Largest Continuous Oil and Gas Resource Potential Ever”… And it’s in the Permian Basin

Guest congratulating by David Middleton USGS Announces Largest Continuous Oil Assessment in Texas and New Mexico Release Date: NOVEMBER 28, 2018 Estimates Include 46.3 Billion Barrels of Oil, 281 Trillion Cubic feet of Natural Gas, and 20 Billion Barrels of Natural Gas Liquids in Texas and New Mexico’s Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation. WASHINGTON…

Permian Extinction… Because Climate Change!

Guest eye roll by David Middleton From Real Clear Science… The Two Great Killers of ‘The Great Dying’ By Ross Pomeroy – RCP Staff The Siberian Traps in northern Russia are picturesque. The expansive region is graced with serene slopes that jut into striking plateaus. Hiding behind this beauty, however, is a calamitous history, revealed…

The Houston Chronicle: “Houston can’t afford to accept Trump’s view of climate change”… AEUHHH????

Guest rebuttal by David Middleton Houston can’t afford to accept Trump’s view of climate change [Editorial] By The Editorial Board Dec. 1, 2018 Updated: Dec. 4, 2018 President Trump frequently acts like he knows what he’s talking about even when it sounds like he doesn’t. That’s a bad trait for anyone, but especially the president…

Having Fun With the Fourth National Climate Assessment Report

Guest context by David Middleton The headlines… What’s actually in the report Volume I of NCA4 (Climate Science Special Report) features this nifty image of projected global temperatures (°F) for several Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) scenarios.  RCP2.6 is a drastic mitigation scenario, RCP4.5 is a strong mitigation scenario, RCP8.5 is bad science fiction and often described…