Tectonics/Volcanoes

400 Scientific Papers Published In 2017 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm

A Growing Volume Of Evidence Undercuts ‘Consensus’ Science During the first 10 months of 2017, 400 scientific papers have been published that cast doubt on the position that anthropogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundamental control knob…or that otherwise question the efficacy of climate models or the related “consensus” positions commonly endorsed by policymakers […]

Agung Volcano On The Verge Of Blowing…Major Eruption Would Have Impact On Earth’s Climate

Volcano Agung in Bali is showing worrisome signs of a major eruption, writes German climate blogger Schneefan here. The highest level of activity with multiple tremor episodes were just recorded. You can monitor Agung via live cam and live seismogram. The 3000-mter tall Agung has been at the highest warning level 4 since September 21. Schneefan […]

New Papers: Seismic Activity Explains 1979-2016 Temperatures, ENSO Events Better Than CO2

New Papers: Seismic Activity Explains 1979-2016 Temperatures, ENSO Events Better Than CO2

Could Earth’s Shifting Plates Be Driving Modern Climate? Within the last year, Dr. Arthur Viterito (geography professor) has published multiple scientific papers documenting the significant correlation (r=0.80) between the seismic activity changes in the Earth’s high geothermal flux areas (HGFA) and both El Niño events and global temperatures. The HGFA/global temperature correlation has been found to […]

Already 285 Scientific Papers Published In 2017 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm

A Growing Volume Of Evidence Undercuts ‘Consensus’ Science During the first 6 months of 2017, 285 scientific papers have already been published that cast doubt on the position that anthropogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundamental control knob…or that otherwise question the efficacy of climate models or the related “consensus” positions commonly endorsed by […]

Crumbling 'Consensus': 500 Scientific Papers Published In 2016 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm

Crumbling ‘Consensus’: 500 Scientific Papers Published In 2016 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm

Climate science is supposed to be settled, right? We are told that there is an overwhelming agreement, or consensus, among scientists that most weather and climate changes that have occurred since the mid-20th century have been caused by human activity — our fossil fuel burning and CO2 emissions in particular.  We are told that natural mechanisms that […]

Europe's Descent Into Climate "Catastrophe Of Biblical Proportions" ...200 Years Ago In 1816!

Europe’s Descent Into Climate “Catastrophe Of Biblical Proportions” …200 Years Ago In 1816!

The German Historical Museum published at its website a fascinating account of one of the continent’s worst disasters. What follows are some excerpts. You can read the whole account by clicking on the link. It shows that bad weather has nothing to do with trace gas CO2 and “climate catastrophe” is nothing new. Hat-tip: Gerti […]

Spiegel: Experts Slam Proclamations Of An Anthropocene As “Political”… “Unscientific”…”Science Sloganeering”!

Science journalist and geologist Axel Bojanowski at the online German Spiegel news weekly comments on the drive by activists to proclaim an “Anthropocene” age because they claim that man has so much altered the planet and is adding a new geological layer in doing so. It all stems from accusations that man has altered the surface […]

New Paper Finds That Even Seismic Activity Correlates Better With Warming Than CO2!

The correlation between seismic activity (geothermal flux) as a natural mechanism in the 1979 to 2015 global warming is stronger than the correlation with carbon dioxide during the same period. Hat-tip: Kenneth Richard Viterito, 2016 The Correlation Of Seismic Activity And Recent Global Warming The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with high confidence […]

Studies Suggest Volcanic Activity Had Profound Long-Term Impact On Past Climate ...CO2 Is No Explanation

Studies Suggest Volcanic Activity Had Profound Long-Term Impact On Past Climate …CO2 Is No Explanation

Guest author Kenneth Richard examines the impacts of past volcanoes on climate. The findings will surely be controversial. (Title above is my own). -PG ============================================ Volcanic activity explains long-term climate change better than CO2 By Kenneth Richard Long-term (decadal and even centennial-scale) volcanic influence on climate has recently gained more and more attention in the […]

Greenland Temperatures Weaken Theory CO2 Drives Climate

Greenland Temperatures Weaken Theory CO2 Drives Climate

By Ed Caryl In my last article, we discussed the Greenland ice core temperature record. In this article we will discuss the Greenland thermometer record. All the long record thermometer readings are from villages and stations on the coast. Some of these records go back to the early 1800’s, though GISTemp only posts records going […]

Spiegel Sees Potential Climatic Cooling From Iceland Volcanic As Its SO2 Emissions Reach "Historic Dimensions"

Spiegel Sees Potential Climatic Cooling From Iceland Volcanic As Its SO2 Emissions Reach “Historic Dimensions”

Volcanic activity in Iceland has risen dramatically over the past few weeks. Yet, thankfully, the big eruption many feared never materialized and signs show that the pressure has been subsiding. Good news, many among us may think. Bárðarbunga Volcano, September 4, 2014. Picture taken by Peter Hartree , CC BY-SA 2.0. Yet science journalist and […]

History Is Clear: Humans Prospered In Climates That Were Warmer Than Today's...Died In Cooler Ones

History Is Clear: Humans Prospered In Climates That Were Warmer Than Today’s…Died In Cooler Ones

A Short History of the Human Race Part 1, The Late Pleistocene, A Story of Survival By Ed Caryl The story of the human race, Homo Sapiens, is really a story driven by climate, particularly temperatures, rainfall, and sea level. Most of that history has taken place in the last 20,000 years, since the Last […]

A Climate Changer? Indonesian Volcano Erupts! “Huge Plume Of Ash 17 Km Into The Air.”

I don’t have any solid information on the Kelud volcano’s explosivity index, but preliminary indications show it may have a VEI of 3, possibly 4. The plume has reached 17 km. This would have very little impact on climate. But still, look for desperate warmists to seize upon it and to blame it for cooling over […]

German Public Television Stuns Its Readers, Concedes Medieval Warm Period May Have Been 0.5°C Warmer Than Today!

German Public Television Stuns Its Readers, Concedes Medieval Warm Period May Have Been 0.5°C Warmer Than Today!

In Germany climate science used to be considered completely settled. Global temperatures had been pretty much steady for a thousand years before skyrocketing upwards as soon as man really started industrializing about 150 years ago, Germans were told again and again. But today Germany’s major media are beginning to realize that this view is perhaps quite naïve […]

Disappearing Excuses...Aerosols Likely Not Behind The Warming Pause

Disappearing Excuses…Aerosols Likely Not Behind The Warming Pause

Why The Hiatus? By Ed Caryl One of the climatologist’s explanations for the 17-year hiatus in global warming is the effect of aerosols. This explanation seems weak for the simple reason that we don’t see aerosols in this time period. We do see the impact of aerosols from volcanic activity in previous periods, however. Here […]

Leading European Geologist, Scientist Peter A. Ziegler Passes Away…

Hans Labohm sent an e-mail with sad news: Swiss scientist Peter A Ziegler has passed away. Professor Dr Dr Peter A. Ziegler, 1928 – 2013. Photo credit: Ziegler family archive, GNU Free Documentation License. Prof. Ziegler made a tremendous contribution to the fields of geology, energy, climate and our understanding of how the planet evolved. Arthur […]

New PNAS Paper Shows Light Causes Atmospheric Aerosols To Grow – Impact Our Climate

Scientists keep finding major knowledge gaps in their “science-is-settled” field of climatology. The latest gap is revealed by an experiment by an international team of scientists that shows evidence of a new mechanism where light causes atmospheric aerosols to increase in size. Aerosol pollution over India and Bangladesh, 2001. (Photo source: NASA) The results of the research by […]

Radiation Balance Variables Put CO2 In The Back Seat As A Driver

Radiation Balance Variables Put CO2 In The Back Seat As A Driver

By Ed Caryl The sun supplies about 1360 watts per square meter to the Earth as seen by satellites at the top of the atmosphere. This power varies by about 1.3 watts over the 11-year solar cycle. Energy is reflected back to space by clouds and the earth’s surface. Some energy is radiated to space […]

Japan Threatened By 113-Foot Tsunami, Says Japanese Government Expert Report

This is no April Fool’s story. It’s a real story at Spiegel.  Everyone knows that some climate scientists like to use sea level rise as a way to scare the public when it comes to the dangers of global warming. A one-meter rise could wreak havoc and displace tens of millions of people overnight over 100 […]

Coral Reef Growth Found To Be In Snyc With The Sun – Yet IPCC Ignores Sun Even More!

The warmists keep insisting that it’s CO2 and that the sun is not playing a role in our climate today. According to them, the sun has been on strike and stopped playing a role since mankind started its sinful use of CO2. Yet another study is out and shows that the warmists are off in […]