Otzi Froze

We already know that Otzi the iceman froze as he was engulfed in an Alpine mountain glacier - but at www.sciencenews.org/article/otzi-iceman-froze-death ... tells us that this was the main reason why he died, rather than from an arrow wound in his shoulder. It seemed he probably suffered just minor blood loss from the wound and succumbed to exposure. Freezing was the main cause of death.

Paul Homewood

Paul Homewood is the guy that authors https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/glacial-advance... age/ ... for example. In this post he relies heavily on HH Lamb's book, 'Climate, History, and the Modern World'  which says that sea level has increased since the 19th century as a result of melting glaciers. However, we also known that the same glaciers were growing rapidly during the Little Ice Age period, so we can say that 20th century sea level rise is a natural process.

Poley Bears

Poley Bears is more cuddly than your average polar bears which aren't averse to hunting humans when they feel peckish. A new post at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/04/23/sea-ice-off-newfoundland-thickest... ... is a guest post by Dr Susan Crockford, a polar bear scientist. It is almost word for word for the same story at https://polarbearscience.com and is written by the same author. She has consistently claimed that polar bears are not under threat and their numbers are in fact increasing.

Warming Standstill

At http://notrickszone.com/2017/04/22/believe-it-global-warming-hiatus-real... ... so, the future is oriental. Western climate scientists are too firmly wedded to the theory of global warming and cannot accept that warming is at a standstill - and their models are wrong. The Chinese and Japanese on the other hand, are in reality gear, taking the path of observation over models, and they have now confirmed the hiatus in global warming is still a fact of life in spite of attempts in the West to use the recent El Nino event to resuscitate their models.

Constellations on stone

Both William and Robert sent in the link to a story in the Daily Telegraph newspaper - see www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/04/21/ancient-stone-carvings-confirm-co... ... researchers in the Engineering department at Edinburgh University have been looking at images and symbols carved on the stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in SE Anatolia, in order to see if they could be linked to constellations in the sky - and they now think they are.

Hillforts in Perthshire

William sent in the link to https://phys.org/print411984420.html ... a digital online source enables interested parties to look at ten hillforts, and archaeological exploration and finds within them, situated in eastern Strathearn in Scotland. The project is the Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) Project, and has been set up by Glasgow University. The research began as long ago as 2007 - so expect a bit of information. The excavation report has not been published as yet but the app can be downloaded to keep you abreast of what is going on now.

Close Approach Comets

Laurence sent in the link https://science.nasa.gov/news-articles/close-approach-comets/ ... which has a video of the close approach of comets. However, we also learn that in 2017 and 2018 there will be two comets that come fairly close to Earth, one at 30 lunar distances, and the other, a bit further out. One close approach has already passed us by - that of comet 41P. We have 45P later this year and 46P in December of 2018 (otherwise known as Comet Wirtanen).

Birkeland Currents

Laurence also sent in the link https://watchers.news/2017/03/23/birkeland-currents-stronger-in-the-nort... ... which is another discovery by ESAs Swarm Mission. It has discovered a seasonal variation of Birkeland currents - strong electrical currents in the upper atmosphere (which is not the same in the north and south polar regions).

Dirty Renewables

We've endured months of alarmism about dirty diesel fuel poisoning children living in big cities like London and Birmingham but now another dirty secret has been outed - biofuels are even worse. At http://notrickszone.com/2017/04/21/45068#shash.yyYtltQb.dpbs ... a new paper on the subject has been published - and it hits right at the heart of the Green Blob. Not only are biofuels responsible for destroying the Indonesia rain forest (and decimating its wildlife) the fuel that palm oil is used in is more toxic than diesel.

Steve

   At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/when-swarm-met-steve/ ... Swarm is a group of satellites designed to study the Sun, the solar wind, and so on. This includes looking at the aurora caused by the solar wind inter-acting with the Earth's magnetic shield. Steve is a name applied to a specific feature of the aurora - see the image above. Steve is a ribbon of purple light. It was almost unknown until the age of satellites, 20 years ago.