New research finds Earth’s oldest asteroid strike linked to ‘big thaw’

Video: Curtin University scientists have discovered Earth’s oldest asteroid strike occurred at Yarrabubba, in outback Western Australia, and coincided with the end of a global deep freeze known as a Snowball Earth Curtin University The research, published in the leading journal Nature Communications, used isotopic analysis of minerals to calculate the precise age of the…

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On the Climate Road to Serfdom

BY ROBERT L. BRADLEY, JR. The political world is saying “no” to policies that make energy less available, more expensive, less reliable, and more intrusive. Hyperbole of peak demand is going the way of Peak Oil as the hydrocarbon production boom creates its own demand. Little wonder that compared to 1988 when global warming became…

The Meat Wars: JAMA Stirs the Pot

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen — 20 January 2020   Rita Rubin, Senior Writer, JAMA Medical News & Perspectives,  has stirred the pot on the controversy surrounding a series of studies published last Fall in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.”  Her …

2019 Indian Monsoon — Blessing or Curse?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen — 17 January 2020   In India, the monsoons that bring the rains are not just weather or climate phenomena — they are  mystical and mythical entities —  entwined into the national character and the annual cycle of life. Now that the 2019 Southwest Monsoon is officially over, it is…

While NOAA/NASA claims 2019 as the “second warmest year ever”, other data shows 2019 cooler than 2005 for USA.

Today, at the big 100 year anniversary shindig of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) there was a press release session that featured NOAA and NASA GISS talking about how their climate data says that the world in 2019 was the second warmest ever. Here is their slideshow presentation, released today: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/briefings/20200115.pdf In my opinion, the…

Merchants of Thirst

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen — 14 January 2020 Water tankers ply the city streets bringing essential supplies of fresh potable water to thirsty neighborhoods. “For city authorities that are already struggling to maintain the current supply as climate change strikes, let alone source additional water, tankers can seem like a safety net they feel…