More ‘reactive’ land surfaces cooled the Earth down

Higher reactivity could explain temperature drop before last ice age GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre From time to time, there have been long periods of cooling in Earth’s history. Temperatures…

CO2 sequestration research stumbles onto something useful: a big lithium strike in Wyoming

Guest post by Alec Rawls Most lithium (the lightest metal) is now mined in the Andes (image above), but it looks like the U.S. has more than a little of it…

Unprecedented Glacial Chutzpah – just in time for IPCC AR5

From the European Geosciences Union  comes some unprecedented chutzpah with this statement from one of the authors at the end of the press release: “This study has been conducted with…

Study on paleo rainfall records clearly shows existence of MWP and LIA in Southern Hemisphere

This study from the University of Pittsburgh and SUNY-Albany set out to illustrate how rainfall patterns changes with global temperature in South America. They found the link they were looking…