The Vectorial Capacity of Malaria Mosquitoes

Published November 7, 2012

New results “challenge current understanding of the effects of temperature on malaria transmission dynamics,” revealing that “increases in temperature need not simply lead to increases in transmission”… Read More

Testing Version 4 of the Community Climate System Model (6 November 2012)
Meet the new model. Same as the old model … and finding that it still has a long way to go in order to do what its developers would like it to do… Read More

The Late Medieval Warm Period at Switzerland’s Seebergsee (6 November 2012)
Once again, another carefully conducted study strongly suggests that the peak warmth of the Medieval Warm Period was likely significantly greater than that of the Current Warm Period has been to date… Read More

Baltic Sea Barnacles: Preparing Themselves for the Future (6 November 2012)
The sedentary crustaceans are not merely sitting around waiting to die in the warmer and more acidified seawater the world’s climate alarmists are predicting for the future. They are learning to successfully adapt to what might possibly lie ahead… Read More

Little Auks of the Arctic: Can They Handle a Big Climate Change? (7 November 2012)
Nine inquiring minds from eight different countries set out to find out, reporting that this bird species “responded to a wide range of sea surface temperatures via plasticity of their foraging behavior, allowing them to maintain their fitness levels,” which finding suggests that “they are successful at dealing with the influence of current climate change in the Arctic”… Read More

A Millennial-Scale Climatic Oscillation in Southern Chile (7 November 2012)
The authors of this study report that “the palaeoenvironmental history inferred from Laguna San Pedro provides important palaeoclimatic information for this part of southern South America that is poorly represented in the palaeoclimate literature.” And that information buttresses the ever-increasing likelihood that the natural climatic oscillation that has alternately brought the entire globe the Roman Warm Period, the Dark Ages Cold Period, the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age is also what has ushered us into the Current Warm Period… Read More

Geographically Central and Peripheral Populations of Tropical Rainforest Lizards (7 November 2012)
What do the thermal response characteristics of the two groups suggest about their relative abilities to cope with global warming? That “long-isolated populations in peripheral rainforests harbor genotypes that confer resilience to future warming”… Read More

Three Decades of Near-Surface and Lower-Troposphere Temperature Measurements (7 November 2012)
Differences between the two types of datasets appear to be largest over land, leading the authors of this paper to state that “there may still be some contamination because of various aspects of land surface change [such as growing urban heat islands], atmospheric aerosols and the tendency of shallow boundary layers to warm at a greater rate,” which ultimately leads them to “consider the possible existence of a warm bias in the surface temperature trend analyses,” a bias that climate alarmists generally refuse to ignore… Read More