Texas Freeze Leads to Plastics Crisis

Guest “I couldn’t make this sort of schist up, if I was trying” by David Middleton Texas Freeze Triggers Global Plastics ShortageNumerous chemical plants were shut down as state lost…

Paleontologists identify most dangerous place on Earth

Guest “thank God for asteroids” by David Middleton My first guess would have been Chicago, but, apparently it was the Sahara Desert region back during the Cretaceous Period… PALAEONTOLOGISTS REVEAL…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Florida: National Weather Service Issues Iguanado Warning

Shades of Sharknado by David Middleton Jan 21 – This isn’t something we usually forecast, but don’t be surprised if you see Iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

Qatar Runs Out of Sand!

Guest geo-humor by David Middleton The future of the diplomatic crisis surrounding Qatar may come to hinge on an unlikely commodity: sand. An analysis of Qatar’s export and import data conducted…

Moss Piglets: First Interstellar Travelers?

Guest post by David Middleton People are gearing up to spread life from our solar system out into the cosmos. But the first life-forms to make that journey won’t be…

The Value of Old Textbooks

Guest post by David Middleton Back in my early days of “debating” climate change on the Internet, I ran across this New York Times article: From a Rapt Audience, a…

Science Gone Stupid: DARPA BS Detector Edition

Guest post by David Middleton ADAM ROGERS SCIENCE 07.30.17 07:00 AM DARPA WANTS TO BUILD A BS DETECTOR FOR SCIENCE ADAM RUSSELL, AN anthropologist and program manager at the Department of…

More Fun With Sea Level

The Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) is perhaps the best source for sea level data. Established in 1933, the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) has been…

The Solar-Powered Oil Field… An Adjustocene Fable

Guest post by David Middleton This post is sort of a sequel to Charles the Moderator’s “Climate impacts of super-giant oilfields go up with age, Stanford scientists say.”  It was…

U. S. BOEM Releases Highest-Resolution Bathymetry Map of the Gulf of Mexico… Evah!

Guest post by David Middleton From the U.S. Government Occasionally Does Something Useful Department: A 1.4-Billion-Pixel Map of the Gulf of Mexico Seafloor The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management…

Friday Funny: praying polar bear caption contest

A Canadian photographer was stunned when she went back through the photos she snapped of a polar bear in her backyard to find it praying in front of a cross.…

Why did the buffalo cross the land bridge?

To get to the other side… Guest post by David Middleton “There has long been a controversy about the timing of bison arrival in North America,” said Shapiro. Bison arrival…

Sunday Silly – Please don't talk to the bus driver

Like Anthony, I get mail.  Only he gets much, much more. A few days ago, a Canadian reader sent me this photo and asked how he could display it on…

February 1998 Global Temperatures Reach Unprecedented Levels

Guest Post The satellite-measured temperature of the lower troposphere—the layer of Earth’s atmosphere that’s closest to the surface—has risen about 0.75 deg C (more than 1.3 deg F) in less…

Fun video: fire in ultra slo-mo

From The American Chemical Society To fire up the grill or the gas stove, we often reach for a match. It turns out there’s a lot of chemistry going on…