Focus on Fossils: Paleobiologists to Unearth Ancient Megafauna in East Africa, Forecast How Humans and Climate Affect Wildlife

“We’re really trying to understand how animals respond to changing climate and changing environments, so that we can get a better sense of how they’ll respond to increased warming and…

Study Combines Climatic, Tectonic Models to Explain Andean Conundrum

“This study is a critical step forward to have the ability to quantitatively link climate and tectonics – something not well represented in the past studies,” Liu said.  

Scientists discover link between climate change and biological evolution of phytoplankton

International team’s findings follow the astronomical pacing of Earth’s orbit

Asian climate variability and dynamics across early-to-middle pliocene warm period provide clues for future climate change

A recent study by an international research group led by Prof. AO Hong from the Institute of Earth Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has revealed Asian climate variability…

Study: Collapse of Ancient Liangzhu Culture Caused by Climate Change

Referred to as “China’s Venice of the Stone Age”, the Liangzhu excavation site in eastern China is considered one of the most significant testimonies of early Chinese advanced civilisation.

Arctic Ocean Started Getting Warmer Decades Earlier Than We Thought – Study

“Climate simulations generally do not reproduce this kind of warming in the Arctic Ocean, meaning there’s an incomplete understanding of the mechanisms driving Atlantification,” said Tommaso. “We rely on these…

Stalagmites as Key Witnesses of the Monsoon

Around 130,000 years ago, Earth experienced the penultimate change from an ice age to a warm period. During this transition, Greenlandic meltwater had a massive impact on the Gulf Stream.

Claim: Climate Changed Abruptly at Tipping Points in Past

Abrupt changes in ice core samples and other records indicate dramatic changes in climate occurred at certain points in the past.

Researchers find repeated link between volcanic eruptions and dynastic collapse in China’s Imperial Era

Volcanic eruptions may have triggered abrupt climate changes contributing to the repeated collapse of Chinese dynasties over the past 2,000 years, according to new research published today [Thursday, 11 November…

“Today’s Warming ‘Unprecedented'”… If you Google Hockey Sticks

Guest “They Googled ‘global temperature change since the last ice age’ and found a hockey stick” by David Middleton Global Temperatures Over Last 24,000 Years Show Today’s Warming ‘Unprecedented’A UArizona…

Why did glacial cycles intensify a million years ago?

Our discovery pins the origin of this change to the Northern Hemisphere and the ice sheets that evolved there as driving this shift towards the climate patterns we observe today.…

New Evidence That Humans Populated the Americas During the Last Glacial Maximum

Guest “another paradigm bites the dust” by David Middleton For quite some time it has been “settled science” that humans migrated into the Americas during deglaciation as ice-free passages opened.…

Claim: Global Warming Tipping Points Caused the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum

According to a study, The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, an extreme spike of global warming which occurred 55 million years ago, was not just caused by volcanism and geological upheaval.

Sea Levels Near B.C. Canada Were 90 Meters Higher Than Today 14,500 Years Ago

A new study suggests British Columbia (Canada) relative sea levels remained 10 meters higher than they are today until they fell to their present levels in the last ~1800 years.…

AR6 and The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

By Andy May The PETM or Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum was a warm period that began between 56.3 and 55.9 Ma (million years ago). The IPCC AR6 report (actually a draft,…

Eemian Sea Level Adjusted Downwards

Guest “For once it’s not worse than previously thought” by David Middleton But it’s still catastrophic… Because models… Some Past Sea Levels May Not Have Been as High as Thought,…

Cenozoic Ice Age Caused by Drop in CO2… Because Models

Guest “I couldn’t make this sort of schist up if I was trying” by David Middleton H/T to Robert Bissett… Drop in Greenhouse Gas Caused Global Cooling 34 Million Years…

Evidence of RWP In Florida

The work of experts such as Sylvia Hallam has been ignored in favour of computer models and global warming theory. It is good to see another study that prefers real…

Climate regulation changed with the proliferation of marine animals and terrestrial plants

“The shift from a Precambrian Earth state to the modern state can probably be attributed to major biological innovations – the radiation of sponges, radiolarians, diatoms and land plants.”

Melting Glaciers Revealing Ancient Tree Stumps from a Warmer Period

Ancient tree stumps found under glaciers in Southeast Iceland are confirmed to be roughly 3,000 years old, RUV reports. A specialist believes the remarkably well-preserved stumps were part of a…

Climate changed the size of our bodies and, to some extent, our brains

PHOTO CREDIT: Manuel Will

A global context for Man-made Climate Concerns

Therefore whatever CO2 reductions and sacrifices of wellbeing are made in the Western World will be overtaken and soon exceeded by them. It should be realised that climate change policies…

How to compare today to the past

By Andy May In the last post, I discussed the problems comparing modern instrumental global or hemispheric average temperatures to the past. Ocean temperature coverage was sparse and of poor…

More intense and frequent thunderstorms linked to global climate variability

Using isotopes from Texas cave stalactites, scientists in Texas A&M’s College Of Geosciences studied thunderstorm changes in the Southern Great Plains TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Research News Large thunderstorms in the…