The Ghost Forest of the Delmarva Peninsula… Because Climate Change

Guest geology by David Middleton Ghost Forests Are Visceral Examples of the Advance of Climate Change BY TIK ROOT OCTOBER 7, 2019 As Matt Kirwan walks through Maryland’s Blackwater National Refuge, his rubber boots begin to squish. With each step the land beneath him turns from dry ground to increasingly soggy mud. The trees around…

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Sea level rise: what’s the worst case?

Reposted from Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. by Judith Curry Draft of article to be submitted for journal publication. Well, I hope you are not overdosing on the issue of sea level rise.  But this paper is somewhat different, a philosophy of science paper.  Sort of how we think about thinking. I would appreciate any comments,…

Building For the Past, Remembering the Future

From cliscep Michael Tobis (aka Dr. Doom) is someone I have opposed frequently and vehemently across the climate blogosphere. Nonetheless, he has a post up now that is thought-worthy, if not noteworthy. Titled ‘The Seventieth Generation, he makes an impassioned plea for all of us to remember the effects of our actions and choices for…

Sea Level to Rise 50 Feet by 2300… Oh noes!!!

Guest commentary by David Middleton Global Sea Level Could Rise 50 Feet by 2300, Study Says Characterizing what’s known and what’s uncertain is key to managing coastal risk October 6, 2018 Global average sea-level could rise by nearly 8 feet by 2100 and 50 feet by 2300 if greenhouse gas emissions remain high and humanity…