Holocene Temperature Records show Millennial Scale Peroidicity

By | March 22, 2012

Past studies have detected an ~ 1500-year climate cycle in various types of Pleistocene geologic or ice deposits. It has been proposed that a 1470-year cycle fits the Pleistocene Dansgaard-Oeschger (DO) oscillations and can be explained by a threshold model with forcing. We use nine temperature reconstructions to see if this cycle exists during the Holocene. All these… Read More »

Dark Ages Cold Period in North America

By | March 16, 2012

One climatic cycle that has been found to occur throughout the globe during both glacial and interglacial periods alike is a millennial-scale oscillation that regularly alternates between warmer and colder intervals, the past two cycles of which have brought us the relative warmth of the Roman Warm Period[1], the relative coolness of the Dark Ages Cold Period[2], the… Read More »

Survival: Can Plants Migrate Fast Enough to Avoid Extinction?

By | March 6, 2012

One of the great horror stories associated with predictions of CO2-induced global warming is that the warming will be so fast and furious that many species of plants will not be able to migrate towards cooler regions — poleward in latitude, or upward in elevation — at rates that are rapid enough to avoid extinction. This claim may… Read More »

Debris Flow and Global Warming

By | February 23, 2012

Debris flows are a type of mass movement that frequently cause major destruction in alpine areas. Because debris flows are generally the product of heavy precipitation events, and because climate models project a future increase in the frequency and/or intensity of extreme precipitation events in consequence of CO2-induced global warming, many have become alarmed that such disastrous earthen… Read More »

Global Warming and Animal Parasitic Diseases

By | February 8, 2012

One of the perceived great tragedies of CO2-induced global warming is that rising temperatures will increase the development, transmission, and survival rates of parasites in general, leading to a perfect storm of biological interactions that will raise the prevalence of parasitic disease among animals in the future. But is this really so?

More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent over Man-Made Global Warming Claims

By | February 2, 2012

More than 1,000 dissenting scientists (updates previous 700 scientist report) from around the globe have now challenged man-made global warming claims made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former Vice President Al Gore. This new 2010 321-page Climate Depot Special Report — updated from the 2007 groundbreaking U.S. Senate Report of over 400… Read More »

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 »

The Skeptic’s Case: Who are You Going to Believe? The Government Climate Scientists or the Data?

By | January 28, 2012

We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest data. Fortunately the climate models got all their major predictions wrong. Why? Every serious skeptical scientist has been consistently saying essentially the same thing for over 20 years, yet most people have never heard the message — here it is, put simply enough for… Read More »