Climate change was bad for Neanderthal children in the Pleistocene! And so was the lead-poisoning!

Guest commentary by David Middleton   In addition to an email from Rush Holt encouraging me to vote in the midterm elections (I already voted against every Democrat on the…

Humans Are Causing Mammals to Shrink!

Guest commentary by David Middleton From the No Schist Sherlock files… PUBLIC RELEASE: 19-APR-2018 Humans have been driving a global reduction in mammal size for thousands of years AMERICAN ASSOCIATION…

Shock news: The Arctic influences Eurasian weather and climate

From the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES and the “obvious science” department comes this stunning revelation. Arctic influences Eurasian weather and climate Over the past decades the Arctic…

Horrible new threat from global warming – fewer pearl necklaces (or not)

From the CO2 solubility curve and the Captain Obvious department comes this press release that leaves us wondering if this isn’t just lip service to justify a grant: How ocean acidification…

Breaking news! Fire melts permafrost.

From the department of Obvious Science, the “Surface Albedo Collective” and the University of Alaska comes this stunner of a press release. Research links tundra fires, thawing permafrost UNIVERSITY OF…

Shock Climate Science News: '…birds respond to changing conditions in different seasons of the year'

From the FACULTY OF SCIENCE – UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN and the Department of Obvious Science comes this revelation: birds react to changes in seasons, and in many cases they do…

Obvious science: NASA finds vegetation essential for limiting city warming effects

From the “department of limiting UHI” and NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER   Cities are well known hot spots – literally. The urban heat island effect has long been observed to raise…

More pointless worrying from NOAA: July 4th fireworks cause a spike in particulate matter for a day

From the Department of Obvious Science and the “don’t you have anything better to do with our tax dollars” department comes this pointless study. Gotta love the zinger at the…

Amazing study of the IPCC and media concludes: "…reception and coverage in the media has varied widely."

From the Department of Obvious Science and from the University of Exeter comes this report that makes me wonder: why was time and money spent on it? A difficult climate:…

Breaking science news: Yak dung burning pollutes indoor air of Tibetan households

From Emory Health Sciences, and the Department of Obvious Science, comes this press release that speaks for itself. Tibet, the highest region on Earth and one of the most remote,…