No Hockey Sticks: Studies Reveal Long-Term Lack of Warming

A new temperature reconstruction, using proxy temperature measurements from locations in central Asia, has revealed that there has been no warming in the past 432 years. by Vijay Jayaraj The Global Warming “Hiatus” or Pause The word “hiatus” became popular in recent years after the discovery of a pause or hiatus in global warming. There…

What Caused Madagascar’s Megafauna Extinction?

Guest post by David Middleton What rapidly wiped out Madagascar’s megafauna between 700 and 1000 AD? Climate change? Meteors? Over-hunting? President Donald J. Trump? Nope. It appears that agriculture may have killed the beasts… Last of the giants: What killed off Madagascar’s megafauna a thousand years ago? March 29, 2019 Giant 10-foot-tall elephant birds, with…

Shocker: study shows past forest fires occurred mainly in humid, warm periods

Researchers at the University of Bonn used drill cores to trace back the fires of the past 600,000 years – favorable climate induced growth promoting larger fuel loads was the biggest factor. Highlights: Fire intensity and temperature were largest during warmer periods of earth history. The fires did not mainly occur during particularly dry periods as assumed, but in comparatively humid and…

“Terrifying Sea-Level Prediction Now Looks Far Less Likely”… But “marine ice-cliff instability” is “just common sense”

Guest AEUHHH???? by David Middleton A Terrifying Sea-Level Prediction Now Looks Far Less Likely But experts warn that our overall picture of sea-level rise looks far scarier today than it did even five years ago. ROBINSON MEYER JAN 4, 2019 One of the scariest scenarios for near-term, disastrous sea-level rise may be off the table…

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 are picturesque. The expansive region is graced with serene slopes that jut into striking plateaus. Hiding behind this beauty, however, is a calamitous history, revealed…

Back to the Cretaceous! Because… CLIMATE CHANGE!

Guest AEUHHH??? by David Middleton We are heading for a New Cretaceous, not for a new normal Peter Forbes is a science writer whose work has appeared in New Scientist, The Guardian, The Times, Scientific American and New Statesman, among others. His latest book, co-authored with Tom Grimsey, is Nanoscience: Giants of the Infinitesimal (2014).…

A Geological Perspective of Wildfires

Guest essay by David Middleton Warning: This is a long post, >5,200 words. Introduction This post was inspired by Anthony Watts’ recent post about wildfires and their unwillingness to cooperate with the Gorebal Warming narrative. If the “climate” was warming faster or sea level was rising faster “than at any time in the past 2000…

Study: abrupt shifts occurred in the ancient European climate

From the University of Helsinki and the “no SUV’s needed” department comes this study which suggests big cold snaps occurred right in the middle of the warm Eemian period. My only concern is perhaps they over-rely on climate models. For reference (and not part of the study) here’s the Eemian graph in context. Data sources listed int…