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Prehistoric Deep Freeze Occurred in One Year!

It's one of the most dramatic examples of climate change in Earth's history, and scientists now say it happened almost entirely in one year's time

A drastic cooling of the climate in western Europe happened exactly 12,679 years ago, scientists said, giving a hint of how abruptly the climate can change. The study, of pollens, minerals and other matter deposited in annual layers at the bottom of Lake Meerfelder Maar in Germany, pinpointed an abrupt change in sediments consistent with a sudden chill over just one year.

Arctic tourists evacuated amid melting and unprecedented warming

If the 21 tourists evacuated from the Baffin Islands yesterday weren't convinced that we're near a climate change tipping point they are now.

According to a Canwest new service story out this morning the tourists were evacuated from the Auyuittuq National Park:

“Thawing permafrost, eroding lakeshores, a melting glacier and fears of flash floods at a national park on Baffin Island have forced the evacuation of 21 tourists and led officials to declare much of the wilderness reserve off-limits until geologists and ice experts can assess what appear to be the latest dramatic effects of climate change in Canada's Arctic.”

US oil company revenue higher than the GDP of Canada

On news of the massive profits reported by ExxonMobil today, ABC News crunched the numbers and has found that the combined revenue of the top 5 US oil companies was $1.5 trillion last year.

The news report points out that this is more that the total GDP of Canada, at $1.43 trillion last year.

David Evans

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David Evans

 Credentials

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University.
  • M.S. Statistics, Stanford University.
  • M.A. Applied Mathematics, University Of Sydney.

Royal Society releases statement on Swindle Ofcom Ruling

The UK's Royal Society, one of the oldest and most prestigious scientific bodies in the world has released this statement today on the Ofcom ruling that the “Great Global Warming Swindle” television movie misrepresented the views of some of the world's most distinguished scientists:

Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society said: “TV companies occasionally commission programmes just to court controversy, but to misrepresent the evidence on an issue as important as global warming was surely irresponsible. 'The Great Global Warming Swindle' was itself a swindle. The programme makers misrepresented the science, the views of some of the scientists featured in the programme and the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Details of Bush's new climate control plan leaked to the media

Has the White House finally figured it out?

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette has uncovered the details of a new “climate control” plan personally developed by US President George W. Bush that is set to be officially announced in the next few days.

It's Enough to Make One Nostalgic for the Cold War!

Russian scientists are evacuating a research station built on an Arctic ice floe because the ice has melted to a fraction of its original size, a spokesman said.

DeSmogBlog's Golden Oldies

With more than three years of writing on climate change issues and the climate denial industry, DeSmogBlog has amassed a lot of information - close to 1,300 articles in fact.

As part of the annual summer cleaning, I'm going through a lot of the old material for technical reasons, so I thought I would start a post listing some of our “golden oldies.”

I'll add more as I come across them.

Do you have any favorites? Let me know and I'll add them to the list.

Insurance giant says natural disasters becoming more frequent

The number of natural disasters in the United States (pdf) has more than doubled since 1980 according to a new report released by Munich Re, one of the largest reinsurance companies in the world.

Wiki-libel: Denier Solomon Tries to Shoot the Messenger

Lawrence Solomon - he of the imaginary legion of top scientists who deny climate change - has launched an attack on the credibility of Wikipedia, complaining especially that Wiki has the temerity to acknowledge climate change and to censor unfounded counter arguments.

Unfortunately, Solomon pegs his own case to the reputation of the notoriously unreliable Benny Peiser, leaving the Wiki editors looking admirably clever.

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