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biology stabilizes climate …

Dr Judith Curry posts this remarkable observation from an Oxford scientist and lecturer, Biology is responsible for our planet’s climate equilibrium. Beyond Physics: Advanced Biology and Climate Change by Clive Hambler All living and dead carbon based molecules emit gases as … Continue reading

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a hotter past … fleeing to the hills

The hottest day on record? Not 2010, BUT 1828 at a blistering 53.9 °C Back before man-made climate change was frying Australia, when CO2 was around 300ppm, the continent savoured an ideal pre-industrial climate…….. RIGHT? This is the kind of … Continue reading

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auditing the BoM weather records…

Drs J Marohasy and J Abbott shows how BoM has it wrong, again. Many warmer years, but 1914 shows as warmer than 2016. Just history repeating: […] Chart 1. Two temperature reconstructions for the state of Victoria (blue and red … Continue reading

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“the great green guzzler con” …

Shortly before midday on March 16, 2016, Richard Whittemore opened the gate of a 20-acre field near Plaistow in West Sussex to find a scene of devastation. The babbling stream that flows through it had become a glutinous slick of … Continue reading

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deep discovery …

Carnivorous sponges have been discovered in the deep for the first time. […] In the Arctic the carnivorous sponges can live in shallower waters, some 150 to 200 metres down. But in warmer oceans they are best off in deeper … Continue reading

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yes, a complete and utter debacle …

This is a terrible result, that I predicted when it was first written on the back of a beer coaster by the worst business decision in Australia, ever. The ‘super-dooper’ brilliant, fail of Australia’s optic fibre National Broadcasting Network. The … Continue reading

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the resilience of coral reefs …

The bleaching and occasional death of coral reefs, surprisingly increases the diversity of invertebrates, says this paper posted at co2science: How Reef Invertebrate Diversity Responds to Coral Mortality Paper Reviewed Nelson, H.R., Kuempel, C.D. and Altieri, A.H. 2016. The resilience … Continue reading

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mangroves, buffering acidity and CO2 …

The benefits of more CO2 continue, according to more research covered at co2science. Mangroves are shown to have a positive response to increasing atmospheric CO2: Effects of Elevated CO2 and Nutrients on the Growth of Mangroves (15 November 2016) Another … Continue reading

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on getting younger …

Reducing the age of the body’s cells has always intrigued Instapundit author, Professor Glenn Reynolds. This may even work to his advantage, but probably too late for me: FASTER, PLEASE: Turning back the aging clock. “Researchers from Caltech and UCLA … Continue reading

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new semi-conductor discovery …

A new material has been developed at the University of Manchester called Indium-Selenide, after the two elements were discovered when trialling different metals in their Graphene studies. This material is proving a better semi-conductor than silicon. Read all about it … Continue reading

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