What is warming the Earth?

Guest Post By Javier A no-assumptions look at the global warming evidence helps clarify the possibilities. The planet’s surface has been warming since the depths of the Little Ice Age, and particularly since ~ 1850 AD. The surface temperature record, however incomplete or uncertain, reflects this warming. Hypotheses about why the warming is taking place…

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Graph of the week – The strawman argument

As many WUWT readers know, there’s this push to “save the planet” by banning plastic straws. Like most liberal Earth saving fantasies, it’s rooted in shonky science, or in this case, no science at all, just a guess. The plastic straw ban movement was started by a 9 year old kid named Milo Cress who…

SHOCKER: RECYCLING PLASTIC IS MAKING OCEAN LITTER WORSE

From the GWPF and the “Great Pacific Recycling Patch” department. Save The Oceans – Stop Recycling Plastic – video follows London 28 June: An explosive report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) reveals that efforts to recycle plastic are a major cause of the marine litter problem. The report, written by public health expert…

Inconvenient: Plateau In Global Ocean Temperatures Persists

Ron Clutz writes at Science Matters: Years ago, Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. explained why sea surface temperatures (SST) were the best indicator of heat content gained or lost from earth’s climate system.  Enthalpy is the thermodynamic term for total heat content in a system, and humidity differences in air parcels affect enthalpy. Measuring water temperature…

Another ‘adjustocene’ moment – cooling the oceans in the distant past makes the present temperature ‘unparalleled’

From ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE and the “adjusting the past” department: The oceans were colder than we thought A team of EPFL and European researchers has discovered a flaw in the way past ocean temperatures have been estimated up to now. Their findings could mean that the current period of climate change is unparalleled over…

An Ecologist’s Plea to Dr. Terry Hughes: The Public Needs Robust Science Regards Coral Bleaching, Not Fearmongering!

Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism Recently Dr. Terry Hughes published the paper Global Warming and Recurrent Mass Bleaching of Corals (henceforth Hughes 2017) and concluded “immediate global action to curb future warming is…

Current threats to our oceans are revealed

I don’t know where to start.  I really don’t “text mining” oy ~ctm From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Aug-2017 A new method of surveying published research, which has highlighted current issues faced by the marine environment, hopes to place scientific knowledge at the heart of policy agendas Frontiers Share Print E-Mail Covering two-thirds of our planet,…

"New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized"… And hydrothermal oil!

Guest post by David Middleton   July 24, 2017 New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized An article just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes two remarkably different hydrothermal vent fields discovered in the southern Gulf of California. Despite being relatively close together, these vents host very different animal…