Ocean temperature reconstructed over the last 700,000 years

Bern’s ice core researchers were already able to demonstrate in 2008 how the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has changed over the past 800,000 years. Now, using the same…

Its a Bit more Complicated

The plant matter stuff reported in PNAS is obviously true. So Greenland did mostly melt about 1 mya; otherwise those plants could not have existed there then, however briefly. But…

Huge Database Of Studies Documenting Meters-Higher Mid-Holocene Sea Levels Swells Again In 2020

During the Mid-Holocene sea surface temperatures were also considerably warmer despite CO2 levels only reaching ~265 ppm. Yet at that time sea levels were about 2 or more meters higher…

Scientists Discover Skyscraper-Sized Reef… In the Great Barrier Reef

Guest “How did they miss this?” by David Middleton PRESS RELEASE / OCTOBER 26, 2020 AUSTRALIAN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER 500 METER TALL CORAL REEF IN THE GREAT BARRIER REEF–FIRST TO BE DISCOVERED IN…

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…

“Where’s the sea ice?” Right where it’s been for most of the Holocene.

Guest “geological perspective” by David Middleton This is sort of a sequel yesterday’s post: Where’s the sea ice? 3 reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters.…

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,…

Do they really care about science ?

This suggests that spatial heterogeneity in Atlantic hurricane activity since 1850 CE could have persisted throughout the last millennium.”

Major new paleoclimatology study shows (claims) global warming has upended 6,500 years of cooling

Over the past 150 years, global warming has more than undone the global cooling that occurred over the past six millennia, according to a major study published June 30 in…

Jan Esper receives ERC Advanced Grant to improve climate reconstructions from tree rings

EU funding for the collection of a new tree ring network covering the Northern Hemisphere and the development of tree ring growth and density models Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz Tree…

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…

Catching the Alarmists in a Baldfaced Sea Level Lie

Guest “catching them lying through their teeth” by David Middleton Unprecedented and Worrying Rise in Sea Levels Poses Serious Threat to Coastal Cities TOPICS:Climate Change, Environment, Oceanography, Simon Fraser University…

“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.…

NOAA Ecologist Re-arms Debunked Arctic Carbon Time Bomb

Guest slam dunk by David Middleton From the “I couldn’t make this sort of schist up, if I was trying files”… Scientists feared unstoppable emissions from melting permafrost. They may…

“How dare you!” Will Happer “calls methane ‘irrelevant’ to climate”.

Guest eye-rolling by David Middleton From the American Association for the Advancement of Science of America… In unpublished paper, former White House climate adviser calls methane ‘irrelevant’ to climateBy Scott…

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…

Toba Superuption: Perfect Analogy to the “Climate Crisis”

Guest “never mind” by David Middleton From Real Clear Science… How Did Humans Survive Our Near Extinction?By Ross Pomeroy – RCP Staff Roughly 75,000 years ago, Indonesia exploded. A great supervolcano in…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

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…

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,…

“Climate change endangers dozens of World Heritage sites” – Leaning Tower of Pizza Edition

Guest sciencey schist by David Middleton Yes… I know it’s Pisa, not Pizza… But I’m trying a low-carb diet and I really miss pizza, Among the 1,000+ UNESCO World Heritage…