We are the new PETM: National Geographic

Their headline is a little less wonky: Hothouse Earth.  No matter — it's still a typically great National Geographic story.  Just how much carbon was injected into the atmosphere during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM, as scientists now call the fever period, is uncertain. But they estimate it was roughly the amount that wouldContinue reading “We are the new PETM: National Geographic”

Dr. Jeff Masters on the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

Dr. Jeff Masters, best known as a hurricane watcher for Wunderblog, is respected enough across the political spectrum such that it is possible — not likely, but possible — that his warning about the dangers of replicating the PETM will be taken seriously. So it's worth a look. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution,Continue reading “Dr. Jeff Masters on the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum”