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…

Active Volcanoes on Venus?

Guest geology by David Middleton Recent analyses of data collected by ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft indicates that some of the lava flows on Venus might be very young… RESEARCH ARTICLE…

“History’s Greatest Sea is Dying”… Because Gratuitous Reference to Climate Change

Guest “I schist you not” by David Middleton GLOBALHistory’s Greatest Sea Is DyingThe failure of countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean helps explain the difficulty of carrying out successful climate-change negotiations.…

When Volcanoes Attack… White Island Edition

Guest commentary by David Middleton I’m sure many WUWT readers have read Eric Worrall’s post, the headlines and seen the videos. CNN: “14 feared dead in New Zealand volcano eruption”…

A Geological Perspective on Sea Level Rise Acceleration

Guest geological perspective by David Middleton There have been at least three recent peer-reviewed papers asserting an anthropogenic acceleration in the rate of sea level rise (SLR): Church & White,…

NASA: First Geologic Map of Titan

Guest post by David Middleton From the cooler than schist files… NEWS | NOVEMBER 18, 2019The First Global Geologic Map of Titan Completed The first map showing the global geology…

ExxonMobil & Chevron Eviscerate Democrat Frac’ing Ban Fantasies

Guest “that was easy” by David Middleton Like most Bloomberg energy articles, this is very stupidly written… Starting off with the headline that implies that “Warren’s fracking ban” is something…

Explaining Natural Gas Flaring to the New York Times’ Explanatory Reporters

Guest “Explanatory Reporting” by David Middleton Hat tip to Kip Hansen for bringing this to my attention. Despite Their Promises, Giant Energy Companies Burn Away Vast Amounts of Natural Gas…

Another Ignorant Forecast of the Death of the Shale Boom

Guest “riiiight” by David Middleton From the perpetually wrong Nick Cunningham at Oil Price Dot Com… US Shale Production Is Set For A Steep DeclineBy Nick Cunningham – Oct 01,…

Seth Borenstein, Climate Gloom & Doom: “Déjà vu all over again”

Guest Yogi Berra-ism by David Middleton NEW YORK (AP) — Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned…

Eocene Climatic Optima: Another Clean Kill of Carbon Dioxide-Driven Climate Change Hypothesis?

Guest geology by David Middleton Introduction We are often told that the warmth of the Early Paleogene was driven by CO2; and that the cool-down from the Late Paleogene, into…