Revisiting Day One of the Cenozoic Era

Guest geology by David Middleton Cenozoic Era: The Era of New Life Who would have ever guessed that details about the first day of the Cenozoic Era might have been…

140 Years to a PETM-Style Doomsday!!! Another PETM/Chicken Little of the Sea Epic Fail

Guest geology lesson by David Middleton PETM = Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum Research ArticleTemporal Scaling of Carbon Emission and Accumulation Rates: Modern Anthropogenic Emissions Compared to Estimates of PETM Onset Accumulation…

Permian Extinction… Because Climate Change!

Guest eye roll by David Middleton From Real Clear Science… The Two Great Killers of ‘The Great Dying’ By Ross Pomeroy – RCP Staff The Siberian Traps in northern Russia…

The Total Myth of Ocean Acidification, Part Deux: The Scientific Basis

Guest essay by David Middleton Here’s a shocker… I’ve actually never seen Hot Shots! Part Deux.  As much as I love stupid comedies, I’ve never actually seen the movie.  But…

Another half-done press release – where's the science citation?

From the University of Massachusetts at Amherst , another highly speculative modeling based press release that doesn’t even bother to give the name of the paper or any resources connected…

They shrink horses, don't they?

From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln . Tom Nelson quipped earlier today that he hadn’t noticed any pygmy horses near the equator where it is warmer. Study: Evolution of earliest horses…

Paleopessimism by Proxy

Carbon release and global warming now and in the ancient past From the National Oceanography Centre Our findings suggest that humankind may be causing atmospheric carbon dioxide to increase at…

Ancient "Hyperthermals" aka global warming, more frequent than previously thought

Ancient “Hyperthermals” a  Guide to Anticipated Climate Changes Scripps researchers document the history of sudden global warming events, impacts on marine life By Mario Aguilera, Scripps Institute News (h/t to…

Ancient natural global warming

Arctic environment during an ancient bout of natural global warming Scientists are unravelling the environmental changes that took place around the Arctic during an exceptional episode of ancient global warming.…