A reply to Shakun et al – Dr. Munchausen Explains Science By Proxy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study entitled “Global warming preceded by increasing carbon dioxide concentrations during the last deglaciation”, Shakun et al. (paywalled, hereinafter Shakun2012). The paper claims to show that in the warming since the last ice age, CO2 leads temperature. Anthony wrote about it in his post “A new paper…

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Oyster crisis: Yale 360 eco-activist author Elizabeth Grossman wrong again about ocean acidification

I remember during my tour of Australia last year, when our talk was rudely interrupted by the king of reef madness, Ove Hugh-Guldberg, my co-presenter David Archibald quipped from the dais, paraphrasing Samuel Johnson, that “ocean acidification is the last refuge of the global warming scoundrel.” Today’s scare story about oysters disappearing due to atmospheric…

Oh the irony! Pine Beetle outbreaks help cool the planet

From Oregon State University College of Forestry some news that some people who want to blame pine beetle outbreaks on global warming won’t like.  It seems there is a benefit. “Albedo effect” in forests can cause added warming, bonus cooling CORVALLIS, Ore. – Wildfire, insect outbreaks and hurricanes destroy huge amounts of forest every year…

The tides, they are a changin!

From Oregon State University: Ancient tides different from today – some dramatically higher CORVALLIS, Ore. – The ebb and flow of the ocean tides, generally thought to be one of the most predictable forces on Earth, are actually quite variable over long time periods, in ways that have not been adequately accounted for in most…

Law of unintended carbon consequences

From Oregon State University Northwest Forest Plan has unintended benefit – carbon sequestration CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Northwest Forest Plan enacted in 1993 was designed to conserve old-growth forests and protect species such as the northern spotted owl, but researchers conclude in a new study that it had another powerful and unintended consequence – increased…

More climate model fail: soil carbon not handled well

From Oregon State University: Climate projections don’t accurately reflect soil carbon release 6-2-11 CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study concludes that models may be predicting releases of atmospheric carbon dioxide that are either too high or too low, depending on the region, because they don’t adequately reflect variable temperatures that can affect the amount of…

Amphibian decline – climate change not the single culprit

Like the recent smackdown of the “plankton are declining” nonsense, compare the new paper from OSU below to this reporting from 2008: From Oregon State University: Catastrophic amphibian declines have multiple causes, no simple solution CORVALLIS, Ore. – Amphibian declines around the world have forced many species to the brink of extinction, are much more…