Trapped at home? Watch the Northern Lights via live stream

Proving again the Internet is quite possibly the best (and worst) thing ever invented. Located at the Churchill Northern Studies Center in Churchill, Manitoba, this live cam is located directly underneath the aurora oval–one of the best places on earth to watch the aurora borealis, the spectacular atmospheric phenomenon better known as the Northern Lights.…

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Shades of Jurassic Park! Miniature dinosaur “exquisitely preserved in amber”

Guest “amateur paleontology” by David Middleton NEWS 11 MARCH 2020This miniature skull belonged to a 2-gram dinosaurThe 100-million-year-old animal might have been the smallest dinosaur. Giuliana Viglione A miniature creature exquisitely preserved in amber for almost 100 million years is probably the smallest dinosaur ever discovered. The animal’s bird-like skull, described in Nature on 11 March1, is…

Hollywood’s Carbon Footprint

Guest “Hooray for Hollywood” by David Middleton A couple of days ago, CTM forwarded a reader suggestion to me. “Cassandra” wanted to know what the carbon footprint of the movie industry was, from movie production to the theater. With “all those annoyingly loud celebrities going on about the dangers of CO2,” it would be fun…

Start of “Dog-ocene” dated to at least 28,500 years ago

Guest post by David Middleton Two of my favorite things are dogs and the Pleistocene… New Study Results Consistent With Dog Domestication During Ice Ageby Matt McGowan | Feb 19, 2020 | Advancing the Data Revolution, Research News Analysis of Paleolithic-era teeth from a 28,500-year-old fossil site in the Czech Republic provides supporting evidence for two…

Elephants: The Solution to Climate Change!

Guest “you couldn’t make this sort of schist up if you tried” by David Middleton From the American Association of Science of America [1]… Hungry elephants fight climate change one mouthful at a timeBy Eva Frederick Jul. 15, 2019 […] As African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis, above) graze, they munch trees and plants with stems…

66-million-year-old deathbed linked to dinosaur-killing meteor

Fossil site preserves animals killed within minutes of meteor impact University of California – Berkeley A meteor impact 66 million years ago generated a tsunami-like wave in an inland sea that killed and buried fish, mammals, insects and a dinosaur (Triceratops), the first victims of a cataclysm that led to Earth’s last mass extinction. The…

Don’t let the old man in…a video for my friends

This is a bit off-topic for this website, but I considered the fact that many of my readers are mature (far more so than the people we regularly criticize) and so I thought this might be uplifting for many who frequent here. If you haven’t seen the most recent Clint Eastwood movie “The Mule”, you…

CHRISTMAS COMPETITION: THE TALLEST CLIMATE TALES OF 2018

An international competition for our readers, friends and supporters We at the Global Warming Policy Forum like to keep a close eye on what the press and the broadcast media have to say about global warming science. Some of it is, it’s fair to say, pretty far removed from anything a reasonable person would recognise as, well, science.…

Martian Muddy Waters

No… Martian Muddy Waters is not an extraterrestrial blues musician.  It’s just a catchy title that links Mars, mud and water together. Guest post by David Middleton Clear as mud: Desiccation cracks help reveal the shape of water on Mars BOULDER, CO, USA: As Curiosity rover marches across Mars, the red planet’s watery past comes…