Pleistocene Bird Recovers From Extinction

Guest “what has a higher recovery rate? COVID-19 or Extinction?” by David Middleton What do the Coelocanth, PETM benthic foraminifera, the Incilius genus of toads and Aldabra white-throated rail bird have in…

What Caused Madagascar’s Megafauna Extinction?

Guest post by David Middleton What rapidly wiped out Madagascar’s megafauna between 700 and 1000 AD? Climate change? Meteors? Over-hunting? President Donald J. Trump? Nope. It appears that agriculture may…

Global climate wrecked by volcanoes caused the largest mass extinction ever

Geologists uncover new clues about largest mass extinction ever A new study could help explain the driving force behind the largest mass extinction in the history of earth, known as…

Darwin — We’ve Got a Problem

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Biology has a ‘new’ problem: Speciation Reversal.  One recent paper on the topic declares: “We argue that extinction by speciation reversal may be more…

Science Gone Stupid: Human Extinction Edition

Guest post by David Middleton Wonkblog Analysis We have a pretty good idea of when humans will go extinct By Christopher Ingraham October 6 “The probability of global catastrophe is…

Underground magma triggered Earth’s worst mass extinction with greenhouse gases

From The Guardian There are parallels between today’s and past greenhouse gas-driven climate changes Howard Lee Tuesday 1 August 2017 06.00 EDT Last modified on Tuesday 1 August 2017 06.02…

What's the Recovery Rate from Extinction?

Guest post by David Middleton It’s at least 67% among the Incilius genus of toads. AMPHIBIANS Frog not sighted in 30 years and declared extinct reappears in Costa Rica Published June 07,…

Volcanoes, asteroid impact, drove ancient climate related extinctions

Warming pulses in ancient climate record link volcanoes, asteroid impact and dinosaur-killing mass ANN ARBOR — A new reconstruction of Antarctic ocean temperatures around the time the dinosaurs disappeared 66…

Claim: Climate Change is Endangering Crocodiles

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A study by University of Queensland Professor Craig Franklin claims that crocodiles may be endangered by global warming. According to the Press Release; Professor Craig…

So much for the 'lizards are facing mass extinction due to climate change' scare…

Guest post by David H. Middleton Truly amazing…Miocene (~20 MYA) lizards, preserved in amber, “identical to their modern cousins.” Ancient lizards in amber amaze scientists Tuesday, 28 July 2015 Stuart…

Apocalyptic Fear-mongering: Sometimes Rush Limbaugh is Right!

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 Thirty years ago I…

Well, at least the daphnia will survive 'climate change'

There’s lots of worries about “species extinction” due to climate change, and so far the track record on those predictions isn’t doing so good, such as the First animal claimed…

What Animals Are Likely to Go Extinct First Due to Climate Change?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale I ran across that headline in Google News today. With the thought, what animals would I like to see go extinct first due to climate…

Despite posited 'threats of extinctions caused by global warming', 221 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2014

One recent article claimed that: Humans are turning the Earth into a ‘lonely and very dangerous planet‘, ecologist warns – but the bottom line is that the more we look,…

Baseless claim from WWF: Half of global wildlife lost, says new WWF report

from the World Wildlife Fund | World Wildlife Fund issues 10th edition of ‘The Living Planet Report,’ a science-based assessment of the planet’s health Washington, DC – Monday, September 29:…

Climate Change and Extinction: What Is Natural?

 Guest opinion by Dr. Tim Ball | Proponents of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hypothesis successfully, but inaccurately, present natural events as unnatural. It works, because most don’t know what…

Ooops! First animal claimed extinct due to 'climate change' found 'alive and well'

In this photo taken Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 and provided by the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF), an adult Aldabra Banded Snail (Rhachistia aldabrae) is examined at the discovery site in…

IPCC admission from new report: 'no evidence climate change has led to even a single species becoming extinct'

In 2007, the IPCC predicted that rising global temperatures would kill off many species. But in its new report, part of which will be presented next Monday, the UN climate…

Friday Funny: Science by the kilogram

From Aarhus University, and the department of weighted (by the kilogram) peer review comes a really heavy new report. See actual photo caption at right, bold mine, I kid you…

A Theory Ready for Extinction

Don’t worry too much over those warmist predictions that millions of species will soon be lost to climate change. Judging by their methods it is the doomsayers who are the…

Frog extinction theory is going extinct

Remember this WUWT story?  What frog science can teach us about global warming From UC Davis: National survey finds frog abnormalities rare A 10-year study shows some good news for frogs…

Fabricating Climate Doom – Part 1: Parmesan's Butterfly Effect

Addendum by Anthony: This graph is an eyebrow raiser. The infrastructure at Yosemite has increased to handle increased tourism, and the weather station records this by a reversal of the…

Tropical lizards safe from climate change forced extinction

Some good news from Dartmouth College Climate change may have little impact on tropical lizards Dartmouth study contradicts predictions of widespread extinction A new Dartmouth College study finds human-caused climate…

Wild claim from University of East Anglia

No mays, coulds, or mights here in this press release headline from UEA. They say “will“.  As usual, they assume nature so poorly equipped her creations that they can’t adapt.…