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A Reverse Greenhouse Effect

Guest Post By Willis Eschenbach [See two Updates at the end] Here’s an oddity. Some very clever folks have invented a plastic film that cools surfaces by as much as 10°C. From Science magazine: Cheap plastic film cools whatever it touches up to 10°C By Robert F. Service Feb. 9, 2017 , 2:00 PM If heat…

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Climate science solution: bread made with cockroaches

Let them eat cockroach bread. From the “ew! just ewwwww!” department of climate salvation, comes this idea that’s sure to catch on with people who are really concerned about reducing their carbon footprint. Forget steak, forget Soylent Green, it’s roach-bread! Looking for an easy, affordable way to get a high protein diet? Researchers of the…

Three species of Hipparion, that lived in the Iberian peninsula between 9 million years and 5 million years ago
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Claim: climate change made the modern horse, of course

From the SPANISH NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (CSIC) and the department of “climate change, is there anything it can’t do?” comes this: Climate change responsible for the great diversity in horses A study led by CSIC points to environmental factors in causing the rapid expansion of species over the last 20 million years Changing environments and…

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Dr. Judith Curry speaks out on climate science’s fatal flaw – the failure to explore and understand uncertainty

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin Dr. Judith Curry conducted an interview on British radio on February 6th  addressing, among many topics, how the politicalization of climate science created and driven by the UN IPCC process has robbed scientists of the opportunity to explore the legitimate, extremely important and yet unaddressed issues of how natural climate…

Farmers' market in a warehouse in Major Draper Street, Woolwich Royal Arsenal, southeast London, UK.

The New Maunder Minimum? Vegetable Shortages Strike London

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Sun reports that in London, some supermarkets are rationing purchases of vegetables like lettuce, which is in short supply due to Southern European crop failures. SALAD SHORTAGE What is the 2017 vegetable shortage, which supermarkets are rationing broccoli and lettuce and what’s the cause of the crisis? Tesco and…

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Scientists, Please Don’t March

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach-Crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice. Well, the bad news is that a whole bunch of scientists are going to have a march on Washington … on Earth Day. Why is this a bad idea? Three reasons. There’s no clarity on what they are marching for. There’s no clarity…