Category Archives: Originals

Peatlands

By | February 1, 2012

Global warming has been predicted by the IPCC to release long-sequestered carbon in Earth’s peatlands to the atmosphere, possibly freeing enough of it at a sufficiently rapid rate to rival CO2 emissions from anthropogenic sources, with the end result of this scenario being a strong positive feedback to the ongoing rise in the air’s CO2 content, which the… Read More »

Historic Trends in Arctic Glacier Behavior

By | January 3, 2012

Computer simulations of global climate change have long indicated the world’s polar regions should show the first and severest signs of CO2-induced global warming. If the models are correct, these signs should be especially evident since the second half of the 20th century, when approximately two-thirds of the modern-era rise in atmospheric CO2 occurred and Earth’s temperature supposedly… Read More »

Estimates of Global Food Production in the Year 2050

By | January 3, 2012

Global food security is one of the most pressing societal issues of our time. Based on food production databases assembled and maintained by the United Nations, I have identified the specific crops that supply 95% of the food needs of the world, six large regions into which the world may be divided, twenty sub-regions, and twenty-five individual countries… Read More »

When Sea Level Change is Not Sea Level Change

By | November 22, 2011

Many claim sea level is rising because of global warming and point to changes along the Gulf of Mexico coast. Sea level has risen since the end of the last Ice Age (Figure 1), but it has slowed dramatically in the last few hundred years. However, shoreline change is not just a function of water level change. Misdirection… Read More »