Climate Explainer: “If humans had not contributed to greenhouses gases in any way at all, what would the global temperature be today…”

Guest ” climate splainin” by David Middleton (apologies to Ricky Ricardo) From The Conversation: Climate Explained: what Earth would be like if we hadn’t pumped greenhouse gases into the atmosphereJune 23, 2020 Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If…

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NASA: Exoplanets With Oceans Likely Common

Guest “if we could only book oil & gas reserves like this” by David Middleton June 18, 2020 Are Planets with Oceans Common in the Galaxy? It’s Likely, NASA Scientists Find Several years ago, planetary scientist Lynnae Quick began to wonder whether any of the more than 4,000 known exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system,…

“Who Needs Geoscientists?” – Ask a stupid question…

Guest “who needs PhD’s?” by David Middleton Mrs. Middleton sent me this little gem… Who Needs Geoscientists?Mike Simmons, Andy Davies, Andy W. Hill and Mike StephensonThe evolving role of geoscience through the energy transition.This article appeared in Vol. 17, No. 3 – 2020 Who Needs Geoscientists? At the time of writing, the world is enduring…

Forget Sea Level Rise: Ocean Deepening Is Here!

Guest “truth is stranger than friction” by David Middleton Alternate Title: The Cretaceous Sea Level Paradox Oceans are at their deepest in 250 million yearsAnd they have hardly been deeper in the last 400 million years than now. Lasse BiørnstadJOURNALISTPUBLISHED Monday 08. june 2020 – 12:24“It moves absurdly slowly,” says Krister Karlsen. He is a…

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Defund the Police… Because Climate Change

Guest “really? by David Middleton This was in yesterday’s RealClearEnergy feed… “There Is No Climate Justice Without Defunding the Police” I’m not going to bother quoting anything from this “article”… It’s from the Earther SJW’s at Gizmodo. Here’s the link. This is the only commentary I have: More bad news for climate justice warriors… Shareholders…

How COVID-19 Dooms the Climate: Another Silver Lining!

Guest “sarcastic reality check” by David Middleton The Global Economy’s Fuel GaugeOil powers almost all transportation—and Covid-19 will only intensify its dominance.Mark P. MillsMay 21, 2020 China is about one month ahead of the United States in exiting the Covid-19 shutdown. That country’s rush-hour traffic jams now equal or exceeded pre-lockdown levels, even in Wuhan. This quick reversal…

Bloomberg: “Achilles’ Heel of Shale” Epic Fail

Guest “they don’t have a fracking clue” by David Middleton Oil’s Sudden Rebound Is Exposing the Achilles’ Heel of ShaleBy Rachel Adams-Heard, Kevin Crowley, and David WetheMay 24, 2020 Oil prices have surged more than 75% in the U.S. this month. But don’t expect a quick rebound in supply from shale explorers. The quick turnaround in oil…

Geologic Map of Moon

USGS: First “Unified Geologic Map of the Moon”

Guest “how about that geology fans?” by David Middleton USGS Releases First-Ever Comprehensive Geologic Map of the Moon Release Date: APRIL 20, 2020 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –  Have you ever wondered what kind of rocks make up those bright and dark splotches on the moon? Well, the USGS has just released a new authoritative map to help explain the 4.5-billion-year-old history of our nearest neighbor in space. For the first time, the entire lunar surface has been completely mapped and uniformly classified by…