Roger Higgs

Roger Higgs
Geoclastica Ltd

Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil, Oxford, geology, 1982-86)
Full-time research on Earth's climate- & sea-level changes.

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January 1998 - August 2020
Geoclastica Ltd
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • 1987-2020, independent consultant in sedimentology worldwide. Since 2016, full-time self-funded research on climate- and sea-level change.
Education
September 1982 - May 1986
University of Oxford
Field of study
  • Geology (Sedimentology)
September 1975 - August 1977
The University of Calgary
Field of study
  • Geology (Sedimentology)
October 1972 - June 1975
Royal School of Mines
Field of study
  • Geology

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Publications (161)
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3 slides, 5 minutes. To view: scroll down and/or click 'Download'. Long-term followers of my ResearchGate site will know that, in the past, I was a 'denier' of man-made global warming, instead attributing warming-cooling alternations of the last few thousand years almost entirely to the Sun's well-known fluctuations. This year (2022) I have changed...
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DRAFT abstract (2nd August 2022), for submission to European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 2023. To view, please scroll down or click 'Download'.
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ABSTRACT for Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, October 2022. Submitted 18 July, ACCEPTED 11 August 2022. To view abstract, scroll down or click 'Download'. Poster in preparation (September 2022).
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ABSTRACT for Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, October 2022. Submitted 18 July, ACCEPTED 11 August 2022. To view abstract, scroll down or click 'Download'. Slideshow in preparation (September 2022).
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5-page manuscript plus 5 figures. ABSTRACT: Proving the Sun's strong influence on climate change, published graphs of 1) global temperature fluctuations and 2) solar-magnetic output of the last 9,000 years are strikingly alike. Cross-matching of major spikes (decades-long peaks and troughs) reveals a ~150-year temperature lag, ascribed here to ocea...
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CONFERENCE ABSTRACT ONLY (manuscript in preparation), scroll down to view and/or download. You will notice that the latest draft (6th April 2022) has a revised title. Readers familiar with my ResearchGate contributions over the last 5 years will know that this abstract reverses my earlier interpretation that man-made warming is negligible, based on...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2021-7. For 5 years I have been convinced that anthropogenic global warming (AGW) does not exist (see my previous ResearchGate contributions). Assuming that the global temperature data (surface thermometer, satellite, radiosonde; all controlled by NASA-NOAA-NCDC) have not been manipulated to agree with one another, I...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2021-6. These four PDF slides (15 minutes) prove: (1) our star, the Sun, governs global warming (and cooling); (2) CO2 is irrelevant to climate (but we need much more, to optimise agriculture and forest growth; learn CO2 truths at my https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332245803); (3) intermittent 'Modern Warming...
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This 500-word abstract (for a 2022 conference, as yet unchosen) proves CO2's non-involvement in global warming and future cooling. The accompanying slideshow (8 slides, 15 minutes) is at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/354689928 . The abstract and slideshow were released 19th September 2021, six weeks before the 26th UN Climate Change Conf...
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Invited letter to Mr John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. Released August 1, 2021. 3 pages, 10 minutes. Originally posted online at … https://www.aaeprototype.com/217-environment/man-made-global-warming-organizations-discussing-all-positions/world/2706-recommended-reading-about-co2-and-fossil-fuels-for-decision-makers …...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2021-5. Two simple slides (5-minute read). Be appalled. NB, AUGUST 2021: they've shifted it back again (see Slide 3).
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2021-4. Three simple slides (10 minutes).
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60-second 'lightning talk' (MP4 video, 2MB), recorded 19th May 2021, introducing my poster for the Geological Society 'Climate Change in the Geological Record' conference, 26-27th May 2021. See the poster and the accompanying 500-word abstract, here on ResearchGate (click on 'Linked Research'). Title of my presentation: 'Global warming and cooling...
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Freely downloadable 10-slide poster (10 minutes), clearly explaining why global warming and future cooling (within 100 years) are driven by our star, the Sun, not man's CO2 emissions which, in reality, are hugely beneficial for forest growth and agriculture.
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Scroll down to read or download this 500-word abstract for a 2022 conference. Conference not yet selected. Manuscript in preparation.
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INTRODUCTION. In the abstract book (below, or download) of the 2021 'Climate Change in the Geological Record' conference of the Geological Society of London, please search 'Higgs' for my 500-WORD ABSTRACT. For my ACCOMPANYING POSTER (pdf, 10 slides, 10-minutes) & 60-second VIDEO introducing it (MP4, 2MB), click on 'Linked data''. The conference web...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2021-3. On 28th Dec 2020, the Journal of the Geological Society published “Geological Society of London Scientific Statement: what the geological record tells us about our present and future climate” by Lear et al.. My critique, here on ResearchGate, also appeared on two websites in January 2021 … Friends of Science...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2021-2. Any one of these 5 simple slides alone proves that the Sun, not CO2, governs Earth's surface temperature. Collectively the 5 are unassailable. Please understand: like all geologists, I'm a passionate environmentalist; we adore nature. CO2 is not a pollutant; on the contrary … https://www.researchgate.net/publi...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2021-1. In 5 minutes you will see that the United Nations IPCC has induced governments to waste $$trillions on needless efforts (‘carbon capture’, underground storage, wind ‘farms’, solar ‘parks’) to ‘tackle’ CO2, a trace gas which is not only irrelevant to climate but, in fact, crucial for increasing crop yields (via...
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Has the IPCC made the most expensive ($$trillions) scientific blunder of all time by portraying life-giving CO2 as a 'pollutant'? Yes. This 500-word 5-minute abstract, for a 2021 conference, is the culmination of 5 years of independent literature research of the entire scientific literature relevant to climate change (not just 'climate science', wh...
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INVITED KEYNOTE LECTURE, 9th December 2020, ‘Climate Changes in the Geological Past’ Conference, Polish Geological Institute, online, 9-11 Dec 2020. ALTERNATIVE TITLE of my talk: 'Global warming & imminent 3-metre sea-level rise by Sun’s 1937-2004 super Grand Maximum, not CO2'. DOWNLOAD the self-guiding slideshow (PDF 12MB) by clicking on 'Linked d...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2020-11. One single slide, a 2-minute read. Please see my other climate notes here on ResearchGate. WHO AM I? A published geologist, 66 years old, with 30+ years of worldwide geological experience as an INDEPENDENT consultant, I've spent the last 5 years on unpaid (i.e. unbiased) literature research on ALL scientific...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2020-10. These 7 sequential, self-explanatory slides expose the disingenuity of the IPCC, 'Sun deniers'. On the say-so of this geology-ignoring (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331974185) agenda-driven UNITED NATIONS agency, governments around the world have spent trillions of YOUR tax dollars, and plan to sp...
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CONCLUSIONS: All of these facts strongly suggest deposition of the Menilite-Krosno Beds on the shelf (i.e. between storm- and fair-weather wave base) in a vast remnant-ocean lake, called here “Lake Krosno”, evolved from Paratethys. The low salinity of the basin (lake) justifies the interpretation of the majority of sandstone beds as hyperpycnites....
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2020-9. This 5-minute read proves climate change (including current global warming) is driven by our inconstant star, the Sun; CO2 is irrelevant. Naturally the UNITED NATIONS Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) denies this, due to its grotesque in-built bias, i.e. lack of geologists (of all people; see my...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2020-8. One single slide, 3 minutes. The UNITED NATIONS Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that CO2 controls Earth's climate and that the Sun has minuscule or zero effect (IPCC 2013 Summary for Policymakers Fig. SPM.5). Do you agree? Glance at my slide. Obviously the IPCC has it precisely backwards:...
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Extended abstract for a 2021 conference. These 5 pages, costing you only 10-15 minutes, will change your life. WHO AM I? A 66-years-old published independent geologist (sedimentologist) with a doctorate in geology (University of Oxford 1982-86) and 35 years' worldwide geological consulting experience, I'm now in my 5th year of self-funded (hence un...
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Click 'Download' to read my 'Comment' (scroll to bottom), plus the original article by Snedden et al. in the May issue of AAPG 'Explorer' magazine. Both can be viewed online here … https://explorer.aapg.org/story/articleid/56977/the-paleogene-wilcox-deepwater-play?utm_medium=website&utm_source=explorer_issue_page
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2020-7: ''MAN-MADE WARMING' DEMOLISHED IN 500 WORDS (2 pages, plus references), by a geologist, not a movie star, or Prince Charles, or Al Gore; or the agenda-driven BBC, Guardian, Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion, etc.; nor a 'climate scientist', i.e. computer modeller untrained in geology who looks back a mere 150 y...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2020-6, just two self-explanatory slides. Make a cup of coffee and change your life in 5-10 minutes.
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2020-5. Appropriately uploaded on May Day, 1st May 2020, these 2 simple slides (plus notes & sources) will convince you in 5 minutes that: (1) the Sun drives climate change (good correlation, for the last 2,000 years and more, between graphs of Sun's output and Earth's temperature, delayed ~100 years by ocean thermal...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2020-4. Hello. I invite you to change your life by spending just 15 minutes (one coffee) examining these seven slides. WHO AM I? A 66-years-old published independent geologist (sedimentologist) with a doctorate in geology (University of Oxford 1982-86) and 35 years' worldwide geological consulting experience, I'm now...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2020-3. A single slide, aimed at scientists and non-scientists alike, says it all in 2 minutes. For my other brief contributions over the last three years, based on full-time, unpaid (hence impartial) literature research on ALL scientific aspects of climate- and sea-level change (geology, archaeology, palaeoclimatolog...
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This 3-page abstract (please scroll down or click 'Download') provides yet more proof of: (1) CO2's innocence (see my "30 simple 'Bullet Points' prove global warming by the Sun, not CO2: by a geologist for a change", Technical Note 2019-11 … https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332245803, >21,000 viewings in 11 months); and (2) an imminent ~3-M...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2020-2. One single slide, designed for specialists AND the general public, by a geologist (me). Change your life in 5 minutes by comparing these 3 simple published graphs, covering the last 2,000 years. Keep in mind that the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is focussed on only the last 150 years, "sinc...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2020-1, based on 500-WORD ABSTRACT, SUBMITTED JANUARY 2020, FOR EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCES UNION (EGU) GENERAL ASSEMBLY, VIENNA, MAY 2020 (click 'Linked data'). This abstract had little chance of acceptance, given the EGU's close alignment with the CO2-denigrating United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IP...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-19. This 13-slide presentation, designed for scientists and non-scientists alike, is based on my 4 years (to date) of full-time unpaid (therefore unbiased) literature research on ALL aspects of climate- and sea-level change (e.g. geology, geophysics, archaeology, glaciology, oceanography, meteorology, astrophysic...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-18. This 4-page discussion (10-15 minutes) will open your eyes to IPCC methods, including their near-complete lack of geological input, such that IPCC chronically lacks time-perspective beyond 150 years ago, "since records began" (i.e. start of reliable thermometer & sea-level tide-gauge measurements ~1850), a me...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-17. This supersedes Notes 2018-6 (with 5,000 reads), 2018-4 (14,000) & 2019-2. CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN 15 MINUTES by listening to a geologist (the IPCC has none) rather than journalists, politicians, school teachers and 'activists', most of whom mean well but are misinformed. These 8 SIMPLE SLIDES prove the Sun, not...
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ABSTRACT ONLY. Submitted 26th Sept 2019, for American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Conference, Houston, June 2020. REJECTED 9th Dec 2019. No full manuscript yet. For illustrations of some of the archaeological examples mentioned here, see my Technical Note 2019-16 here on ResearchGate.
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HAS THIS WEBPAGE BEEN BLOCKED IN CHINA? How come it's had only 46 viewings in 12 months, compared to 22,000 viewings of the English version in 16 months? For the English version, please see my Technical Note 2019-11 here on ResearchGate: '33 simple bullet points prove global warming by the sun, not CO2: by a GEOLOGIST for a change' … https://www.re...
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The 'basic' 11-page version of this document (bullet points only, without sources) is by far my most popular item here on ResearchGate (32,000 viewings to Nov 2021) … https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332245803
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-16, a single self-explanatory slide as usual. Here I show that, in my opinion, Dr Mörner is mistaken, and that the coming sea-level rise (in fact already underway; see my very brief Technical Notes 2019-4 to 7) will reach 3 to 5 metres before 2100. At least Mörner and I agree on CO2's innocence. However, today (6...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-15. Change your life. Make a pot of coffee and read these three self-explanatory slides. It'll take 20 minutes. The United Nations IPCC is 'out of its depth' (pun intended).
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-14. One single self-explanatory slide, as usual. In a world of CONSTANT climate change by a combination of Earth's orbital variations, volcanism and solar fluctuations, and certainly NOT by CO2 (ask any geologist; see also my Technical Notes 2019-2 & 11 to 13, here on ResearchGate), why would anyone expect sea le...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-13. Self-explanatory single slide. For more on the evident 25-year lag-time (due to 'ocean memory', neglected by IPCC) between changes in solar-magnetic output and corresponding changes in Earth's average surface temperature, please see my Technical Notes 2018-4, 2018-6 and 2019-2, here on ResearchGate. Please se...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-12 is a single self-explanatory slide. NB Long-term (millennia) Holocene temperature is “obliquity-led, because eccentricity is low at present, and therefore precession is weak” (Ellis 2018), i.e. Earth’s long-term (5,000-100,000yrs) temperature driver is Milankovitch orbital variations (see Graph 3, declining ob...
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Four-page extended abstract. See 'Linked data' for the 30-slide PPT presentation given at the conference (pdf, 22MB). Like many other foreland-flysch formations worldwide, considered in my contributions here on ResearchGate, the famous Krosno Beds (Oligocene) of Poland are more logically interpreted as shallow lacustrine than deep marine, with majo...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-11, updated November 2021. Firstly, please be aware that ALL GEOLOGISTS ARE ENVIRONMENTALISTS; we adore nature and abhor pollution. Welcome. You're one of >30,000 people to visit since I posted this item in April 2019. After reading these 33 simple 'bullet points', you will know that: (1) harmless CO2 is certainl...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-10. One single slide, a 5-minute read. One arguable exception to my claim of no geologists in IPCC's writing team for its upcoming report is a widely respected lecturer at Northern Arizona University, in its School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability (a name that hints at a possible predisposition...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-8. Two slides only. Please scroll down or click 'Download'. Oddly there are still scientists who deny that sea-level is rising and/or that the rate of rise is accelerating, e.g. Mörner (see my related & equally brief Technical Notes 2019-3 to 2019-7). As explained in several other 2018 & 2019 technical notes, the...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-9. One slide only. For detailed evidence of currently accelerating global sea-level rise, from various locations around the world, see my related Technical Notes 2019-3 to 8 (scroll down here on ResearchGate). Full manuscript in preparation. To arrange a technical presentation at your premises, please email roger...
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ABSTRACT ONLY (scroll down or click 'Download'). Submitted 27th Feb 2019 for PALSEA (PALeo Constraints on SEA Level Rise) annual meeting, 21-23 July 2019, Dublin, Ireland. REJECTED 14th March. Here's my reply to the rejection letter from a member of the 'PALSEA leadership' (PALSEA is a working group within PAGES and INQUA): "Hi Natasha. Thank you f...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-7. This accompanies my Technical Notes 2019-4, 5 & 6 (all here on ResearchGate), each just a single page of simple sea-level charts. Collectively these Technical Notes show identical sea-level behaviour (i.e. accelerating rise) at widely spaced localities around the globe (New York City; atolls of the Maldives, K...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-6. This accompanies my Technical Notes 2019-4, 5 & 7 (all here on ResearchGate), each just a single page of simple sea-level charts. Collectively these Technical Notes show identical sea-level behaviour (accelerating rise) at widely spaced localities around the globe (New York City, Maldives atolls, Kiribati atol...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-5. This accompanies my Technical Notes 2019-4, 6 & 7 (all here on ResearchGate), each just a single page of simple sea-level charts. Collectively these Technical Notes show identical sea-level behaviour (accelerating rise) at widely spaced localities around the globe (New York City, Maldives atolls, Kiribati atol...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-4. This accompanies my Technical Notes 2019-5, 6 & 7 (all here on ResearchGate), each just a single page of simple sea-level charts. Collectively these Technical Notes show identical sea-level behaviour (accelerating rise) at widely spaced localities around the globe (New York City, Maldives atolls, Kiribati atol...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-3. One single slide - please scroll down or click 'Download'. Like all of my 2016-19 notes here on ResearchGate, this one is based on my three years (continuing) of self-funded (thus impartial) nearly-full-time literature research on ALL scientific disciplines relevant to climate- and sea-level change (i.e. geolo...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-2 (update of Technical Note 2018-1). Please scroll down or click 'Download' to see this item, a single self-explanatory slide that reinforces my contention that global warming and sea-level rise are driven by the sun, not CO2 (see my other brief contributions here on ResearchGate). The illustrated correlations sh...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-1 (just a single figure; scroll down and/or click 'Download'). Australian blogs 'Eyes on Browne' and 'JoNova' in 2014 and 2015 incorrectly and irresponsibly dismissed the dire sea-level predicament of Kiribati, a Pacific Ocean atoll typical of atolls around the world (e.g. Marshall Islands, Maldives), all of whic...
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TECHNICAL NOTE 2018-10. Abstract submitted January 2019 for 'EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCES UNION' General Assembly, Vienna, April 2019. REJECTED 1ST FEB 2019. The 150-word downloadable abstract below summarises my conclusions and predictions resulting from three years (continuing) self-funded (thus impartial) intensive literature research on ALL the scienti...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2018-6. SUPERSEDED BY TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-17 (please scroll up). Original introduction …This half-page contribution (scroll down or click 'Download') strongly suggests that the 'man-made-global-warming' idea (belief) is a fallacy whose time is nearly over. My conclusions and predictions are based on three years (conti...
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For a pdf copy of this discussion article (8 pages), please email me, rogerhiggs at geoclastica.com. Published 2017 (online) and 2018 (print version). First page freely available on publisher's website here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0264817217302647 INTRODUCTION: In their new article, Zou et al. (2017; hereafter "Zou")...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2018-9. SCROLL DOWN OR DOWNLOAD. 400-WORD ABSTRACT ONLY. FULL MANUSCRIPT IN PREPARATION. Here's another contribution from my 3-years, to date, of unpaid (impartial) full-time literature review on all of the diverse disciplines (geology, archaeology, climatology, oceanography, astrophysics, meteorology, etc) relevant t...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2018-8. 400-word abstract, submitted 31-10-18 to the European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) conference in Lisbon, May 2019. ABSTRACT REJECTED 21-1-19. For some of the copious evidence on which my predictions are based, see my Sept 2018 "Imminent sea-level disaster …" two-page abstract here on ResearchGate (Technica...
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Latest update 11th October 2018. The accompanying brief article (10 pages, 2 figures; full manuscript in preparation) is based on my near-full-time, unpaid (thus unbiased) literature research since November 2015 on the diverse disciplines encompassed by climate change and sea-level rise, e.g. geophysics, glaciology, climatology, oceanography, astro...
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TECHNICAL NOTE 2018-7. Two-page abstract only, for a 2019 conference. To view, please scroll down or click "Download'. FULL MANUSCRIPT IN PREPARATION. To arrange a private lecture at your premises, email rogerhiggs@hotmail.com
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TECHNICAL NOTE 2018-5. This brief (3 slides) and simple presentation proves that, for the last 2,000 years, solar magnetic output is the main control on Earth's surface temperature, with a time lag of ~25 years, i.e. any change in temperature is felt 25 years after the corresponding solar change (Slides 2, 3). The correlation, both long-term (Slide...
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TECHNICAL NOTE 2018-4. SUPERSEDED BY TECHNICAL NOTE 2019-17 (please scroll up). Original introduction … These five slides prove four vital points. (A) Global warming and cooling are driven by the sun (Slide 2), specifically by the solar-sourced Interplanetary Magnetic Field (Slides 3, 4), which regulates incoming cosmic rays (Slide 4), in turn gove...
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TECHNICAL NOTE 2018-3. Look at the three charts in the accompanying figure. Among the three variables, (1) solar output, (2) global temperature and (3) CO2, what controls what? All three charts show an overall rise since at least 1850. At shorter time scales (decades), the 'saw-tooth' ups and downs of the sun's output (Chart 1) closely match those...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2018-2. See the downloadable single slide below and be outraged at IPCC's failure to include any geologists, of all people, among the 838 (sic) authors of its Fifth Assessment Report (2013-14). Why have we geologists remained silent for so long, allowing this to happen? The facile and fallacious 'man-made-global-warmi...
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TECHNICAL NOTE 2018-1 (NB Superseded by Technical Notes 2018-4 and 2019-2, with revised time-lags). This 1-page note outlines a very simple hypothesis explaining Earth's temperature- and sea-level variations in terms of the sun's well-known fluctuations (amplified by Svensmark's cloud/cosmic ray link), delayed by ocean circulation. The accompanying...
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Manuscript rejected by 'Marine and Petroleum Geology' in 2018 (unsurprising, as the journal appointed one of the Stanford group as reviewer). ABSTRACT … In dozens of publications since 2000, a Stanford University oil-funded research group has interpreted Magallanes-Austral Basin (MAB) kilometric Upper Cretaceous flysch turbidites (Punta Barrosa, Ce...
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EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Countering the idea that every peripheral foreland basin (PFB) has an early deep-water stage, recent articles and my observations show (1) Taiwan PFB (6.5-0 Ma) has never been deep, and (2) many 'external flysch' formations (e.g. Annot, Brushy, Bude, Hecho, Jackfork, Marnoso, Ross, Skoorsteenberg, Toro) have recurrent event beds...
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Abstract submitted 1 Aug 2017, for presentation at the GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA (GSA) Annual Meeting, Seattle, Oct 2017. For two key diagrams from this presentation, please see Technical Notes 2017-3 and 4 (the previous two items in my ResearchGate list). Readers will quickly see that (1) man-made climate change is a fallacy and (2) metre-scal...
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This Technical Note 2017-4 is a single self-explanatory downloadable figure (below). This figure accompanies my abstract submitted for the Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting in Seattle, October 2017 (see next entry in my ResearchGate 'Contributions' list).
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This Technical Note 2017-3, an update of Technical Note 2017-1, is the same self-explanatory downloadable figure (below), with improved clarity, and additionally showing the generally accepted limits of the 'Medieval Warm Period' (which in fact began centuries earlier) and 'Little Ice Age'. It is obvious from this figure that global average tempera...
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GEOCLASTICA LTD TECHNICAL NOTE 2017-2. This single downloadable slide is self-explanatory. 'A picture is worth 1,000 words.' Please see also, here on ResearchGate, my Technical Notes 2017-1, 3 and 4; and the abstracts of my presentations on this topic at three major geological conferences (Cape Town August 2016; Denver September 2016; Vienna April...
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This Technical Note 2017-1 is a single self-explanatory downloadable figure (below). The infamous "hockey stick" turns out to be correct. Change your life by looking at the diagram; it also proves that present warmth is driven by the sun (of course), and has nothing to do with mankind or CO2. If everybody interested in the debate about so-called An...
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See abstract & accompanying poster, which are also downloadable here: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/EGU2017-3233-3.pdf https://presentations.copernicus.org/EGU2017/EGU2017-3233_presentation.pdf
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THE EMPEROR'S NEW FAN? Is the 'deep-sea-fan' Laingsburg Formation (Permian, Karoo Basin, South Africa) in fact shallow & lacustrine after all, as interpreted by early workers? Download my accompanying 1-page discussion and judge for yourself whether these are more likely lake-shelf hyperpycnites than surge-type deep-sea turbidites. Then come and se...
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Abstract only. Also available here … https://www.americangeosciences.org/information/igc?page=43
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Abstract of my talk given at Geological Society of America (GSA) annual conference, Denver, September 2016.
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Manuscript submitted 2009, based on oral presentation at 2008 AAPG Hedberg Research Conference "Sediment Transfer from Shelf to Deepwater – Revisiting the Delivery Mechanisms" (Ushuaia, Argentina), intended for inclusion in the conference volume (AAPG Studies in Geology 61, published 2011). Rejected.
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INTRODUCTION: A renowned flysch unit in the Alpine Foreland Basin (Bouma 1962), the Grès d'Annot (here shortened to Annot) Formation, is popular as a supposed outcrop analog for deep-sea-turbidite petroleum reservoirs (e.g., Pickering and Hilton 1998; Joseph et al. 2000; papers in Joseph et al. 2004a). In their recent article on this formation, Pat...
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AAPG Search and Discovery Article #51097, posted 22nd June 2015. The Brushy Canyon Formation, popular as an analog for deep-sea turbidite oilfields, is reinterpreted here as lake shelf deposits, based on wave ripples, HCS, SCS, lack of in situ marine fossils and scarcity of ichnofossils. In the N, the Brushy onlaps a subaerial (karst) unconformity,...

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