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.…

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…

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…

Since Science and Economics Have Failed, It’s Up To the Arts to Win the Gorebal War on the Weather

Guest AEUHHH??? by David Middleton Opinion, Arts Council England The arts have a leading role to play in tackling climate change Nicholas Serota Cultural organisations are in a unique position to challenge, inform and engage audiences in conversations about the environment If we are to avoid irreversible global warming that will have devastating economic and social…

“Scientists” Predict Amazon’s HQ2 Site in Long Island City, NY to Be Flooded by Sea Level Rise by 2020 or 2030 or 2050 or 2100!!!

Guest basic geology by David Middleton 2020, 2030, 2050, 2100… Whatever… It will flood… Climate Central assures us it will flood. Amazon’s HQ2 site in Long Island City, Queens could be flooded in the next 30 years. Here’s what scientists predict for the headquarters. Aria Bendix Nov. 14, 2018 Scientists have long warned that New…