Godzilla Versus The Blob

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 3:42 AM GMT on August 31, 2015

Godzilla Versus The Blob

Godzilla is such a confusing monster. No doubt, Godzilla crushes buildings, buses, and people. On the other hand, Godzilla has dispatched other radiation-mutated creatures in a way that demands affection. When Godzilla is strolling across Tokyo, there is confused destruction, but it is difficult to predict specifically what will be destroyed. OK, I am convincing myself that Godzilla is a good description of El Niño. After al...

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Updated: 12:48 PM GMT on August 31, 2015

Ice-Age 4: Media and Why There is No Prediction of a Mini Ice Age

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 9:21 PM GMT on August 17, 2015

Ice-Age 4: Media and Why There is No Prediction of a Mini Ice Age

This blog concludes with another contribution on the Little Ice Age from my colleague Mike Liemohn.

Addendum: Maggie Villiger at The Conversation, sent me a couple of links, including one that actually talks with Professor Zharkova. Also another take on not heading to a mini ice age. end Addendum

With some trepidation, I am going to continue my exploration of The Dai...

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Updated: 5:42 PM GMT on August 20, 2015

Ice-Age 3: The Perils of Science and the Media

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 3:54 AM GMT on August 03, 2015

Ice-Age 3: The Perils of Science and the Media

Addendum and Update: Please note that in the comments of this blog, it is quickly revealed that Professor Zharkova has, in fact, made links of her research to the little ice age. The primary reference is to a radio interview. More to follow. I knew this was perilous when I wrote it. Rood 20150803


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Ice-Age 1: There’s a Mini-Ice Age Coming? Good Timing!

Climate Change News Climate Change Politics

Updated: 2:22 AM GMT on August 18, 2015

Ice-Age 2: Weak Sun Will Not Cause Ice Age

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 11:39 PM GMT on July 26, 2015

Ice-Age 2: Weak Sun Will Not Cause Ice Age (from Mike Liemohn)

Links to earlier in series
Ice-Age 1: There’s a Mini-Ice Age Coming? Good Timing!

The Daily Mail held out some bait on global-warming obfuscation, reporting that scientists warning of a mini-Ice Age. I want to explore this article in a number of ways, and I want to see if we can think about how to manage the influence of the article. Thanks for the excellent comments on th...

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Updated: 2:28 AM GMT on July 27, 2015

Ice-Age 1: There’s a Mini-Ice Age Coming? Good Timing!

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 6:01 PM GMT on July 23, 2015

Ice-Age 1: There’s a Mini-Ice Age Coming? Good Timing!

Back in 2012, I wrote a blog about an article in the Daily Mail stating that global warming stopped 16 years ago. That blog I wrote at the request of a friend in banking who was giving a talk on the importance of investing in mitigation and adaptation of climate change. They were expecting audience or media protestations based on that article. That article was one of several items that inserted...

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Updated: 11:15 PM GMT on July 26, 2015

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