The “Anthropolitan” Compromise?

Guest “Stick a fork in it” by David Middleton This should “stick a fork” in the notion of an Anthropocene Epoch… Gill co-authors report arguing Anthropocene should be a geological…

Mars Perseverance: More Evidence of Ancient Lake/Delta System

Guest ” If it looks like a delta, walks like a delta and quacks like a delta, it might just be… ” by David Middleton It looked like a delta…

A Peak Oiler and an Abiotic Oil Aficionado Walked into a Bar on the Gulf of Mexico…

Guest “Deepwater trip to Mars” by David Middleton A Peak Oiler would look at this pie chart and declare that 93% of the oil and gas under the US Federal…

Critical Rock Theory

Guest “Surely you can’t be serious” by David Middleton “I am serious and don’t call me Shirley!” H/T to Willie Soon for the article and the catchy phrase: Critical Rock…

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…

Hiawatha Crater: Bracketing the Age

Guest “Don’t mention the YDIH… (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)” by David Middleton The recent discovery of a large, probably young, impact crater beneath the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet…

Gizmodo goes fuller retard… on the geologic time scale

Guest “You never always go full retard” by David Middleton 7 Epic Epochs of Earth, Ranked […] 1. Pleistocene, 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago The very best time on Earth.…

Consensus Science: Anthropocene Edition

Guest “This would actually be science by voting” by David Middleton In my most recent post addressing the Anthropocene, one commentator became obsessed with the fact that in order for…

Energy Transition: Blue Oil Edition

Guest “Responding to a reader request” by David Middleton Hat tip to Mike Higton for requesting a deeper dive into “Blue Oil” Mike was referring to this post of mine…

PAGES 12K: The Ice Age Goeth

Guest “damning with faint praise” by David Middleton Kaufman, Mckay, Routson, et al., 2020 In my previous post, I noted a “funny pattern” in the latest Holocene climate reconstruction (Kaufman,…

Frac’ing banned in Delaware River Basin… So what?

Guest “one word away from real news” by David Middleton If this was about the Delaware Basin, this wouldn’t be fake news. The Delaware River Basin Commission followed the lead…

Common Martian Mineral Found in Antarctic Ice Core

Guest “geologizing” by David Middleton Geology rocks! Substance found in Antarctic ice may solve a martian mysteryBy Tess Joosse Jan. 26, 2021 Researchers have discovered a common martian mineral deep…

Kilauea: Biggest Eruption Since 2018

Guest “geology” by David Middleton The world’s most active volcano is at it again… Happening now: a new eruption of Kīlauea inside Halemaʻumaʻu See live webcams inside Halemaʻumaʻu, courtesy of…

Field Geology on Mars Reveals Evidence of Megaflood

Guest “field geology rocks!” by David Middleton Field geology at Mars’ equator points to ancient megafloodBy Blaine Friedlander | November 18, 2020 Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale…

Perhaps the dumbest article title ever: “The Arctic hasn’t been this warm for 3 million years”… AEUHHH???

Guest “you can’t fix stupid” by David Middleton The sad thing is that this was apparently written by two geoscience professors. The Arctic hasn’t been this warm for 3 million…

A Geological Perspective of Polar Bears

Guest “geological perspective” by David Middleton A Popular Narrative Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are the poster child for the impacts of climate change on species, and justifiably so. To date,…

Carbon dioxide level unprecedented in 15 MY… More evidence it’s not the climate control knob!

Guest “implied face palm” by David Middleton From The Grauniad (where else?) “Beras” is not a typo… I’m a big fan of the late Yogi Berra, and I will try…

USGS: First “Unified Geologic Map of the Moon”

Guest “how about that geology fans?” by David Middleton USGS Releases First-Ever Comprehensive Geologic Map of the Moon Release Date: APRIL 20, 2020 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –  Have you ever wondered what kind of rocks make…

Texas Bureau of Economic Geology Director Scott W. Tinker vs Energy Poverty

Guest “Switch On!” by David Middleton New Documentary “Switch On” Combats Energy Poverty January 14, 2020 For much of the past two years, Bureau of Economic Geology Director Scott W.…

Jessica Watkins: First Geologist on Mars?

Guest “what a journey that would be” by David Middleton Hat tip to Mrs. Middleton… NEWS Q&A 19 MAY 2020The first footprints on Mars could belong to this geologistNASA astronaut…

Scientists “Discover” Largest Shield Volcano on Earth

Guest “How about that geology fans?” by David Middleton And it’s not Mauna Loa… UH researchers reveal largest and hottest shield volcano on EarthPosted on May 13, 2020 by Marcie…

The 100-year Oil Spill and Other Imaginary Tales of Conflation

Guest geology by David Middleton One of the coolest things about writing posts for WUWT is the fact that, quite often, a ridiculous comment will form the nucleus of a…

The Insignificance of Greenland’s Ice Mass Loss in Five Easy Charts…

Guest geological perspective by David Middleton This is a sort of a spin-off of Rutgers University Global Snow Lab and “the Snows of Yesteryear” and A Geological Perspective of the…