Who would have thunk it? Standing trees better than burning ones

From Duke University and the Department of Obvious Science  comes this study partially funded by NASA: Standing trees better than burning ones for carbon neutrality DURHAM, N.C. — The search…

Oh the Entomology! Light pollution "radically altered" environment – making more bugs, more bug predators

From the University of Exeter , some buggy science. Next thing you know, PETA will be campaigning to have us shut off street lighting to “save the insects”. I’m surprised…

Another poll shows global warming on the outs, distrust of climate scientists cited

When hockey stick creator Dr. Michael Mann responds to valid questions about his science by blocking the person asking the questions as well as deleting them so that others can’t…

Why William D. Nordhaus Is Wrong About Global Warming Skeptics Being Wrong…

Guest post by David Middleton William D. Nordhaus is an economics professor at Yale University. He recently published this essay in the New York Review of Books… Why the Global…

Water evaporated from trees cools global climate

From the Carnegie Institution – maybe we should build more cooling towers. Washington, DC. — Scientists have long debated about the impact on global climate of water evaporated from vegetation.…

Montana's new big sky discovery – El Niño casts a wide net

From Montana State University  and the “weather is not climate” department: Montana State researcher discovers link between Montana weather, ocean near Peru BOZEMAN, Mont. – A Montana State University researcher…

Mapping the guilt of fruits and vegetables out of state

From DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, probably the biggest load of crap I’ve seen in quite some time. I realize that’s harsh,  and I don’t think I’ve ever used that sentence…

Breaking news! Trees store carbon!

Who would have ever guessed trees store carbon by utilizing the gas of plant photosynthesis, carbon dioxide, and in an “immense, profound” way? From the Institute of Arctic Biology, where…

Robust uncertainty

There’s nothing like conflicting your title in your own press release. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Climate change reducing ocean’s carbon dioxide uptake MADISON – How deep is the ocean’s…

Gee, ya think? Proof of what many have said for years

From Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News Mercury vapor released from broken compact fluorescent light bulbs can exceed safe exposure levels New Rochelle, NY, July, 6, 2011—Once broken, a compact…

Cleaner air may result in increased solar insolation and therefore warming.

This makes me wonder if the temperature dip in the 1970’s where everyone was worried about global cooling wasn’t partially driven by atmospheric aerosols. With the advent of pollution controls,…

Oh Noes! Climatic monetary disruption seen in US economy

Weather affects business, and “It’s clear that our economy isn’t weatherproof,”. Gosh, who knew? For some monetary perspective on this issue, please note that Obama’s economic stimulus package was $787…

One more reason to say asphalt affects local weather

Paved surfaces can foster build-up of polluted air From the National Center for Atmospheric Research BOULDER—New research focusing on the Houston area suggests that widespread urban development alters weather patterns…

Warmer temperatures stimulate the gain of carbon stored in trees

Global Warming May Affect the Capacity of Trees to Store Carbon, MBL Study Finds WOODS HOLE, MA—One helpful action anyone can take in response to global warming is to plant…

Stunning discovery by USFS and AP: dead trees burn faster

Yeegads. The serial regurgitation in media is impressive.  Here’s the money quote:

The name game of climate change

From the: University of Michigan It’s all in a name: ‘Global warming’ vs. ‘climate change’ ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Many Americans are skeptical about whether the world’s weather is changing, but apparently…

One more thing to worry about: cloud light pollution amplification

Clouds amplify ecological light pollution The brightness of the nightly sky glow over major cities has been shown to depend strongly on cloud cover. In natural environments, clouds make the…

We had to nuke the planet to save it from global warming

Eric Nielsen writes to me via Facebook: I find it disturbing the National Geographic would suggest something like this Well, um, yeah. This sort of thing is why I don’t…

Things we don't know – about climate

This is a guest post by Paul Murphy – and I’d like to thank Mr. Watts for giving me this opportunity to present it here. This is a very long…

Fireworks under fire

UPDATE: Yes, sadly, I had to look. There’s the fireworks and global warming question being bandied about related to the 2012 Olympics. See below the read more line. – Anthony…