Heard recently that Chris Hope eventually collected on his warming bet. Sounds like one of his protagonists had been dragging his heels, so that's great news. He'd already paid me my share out of the first part of his winnings. Chris wrote about it here a few days ago.
Nice article by Dana Nuccitelli in the Guardian today too:
And as it mentions, there's a session at the AGU Fall Meeting on closely related issues, which I've been invited to talk at. Will be good to see SF in December again, not been for a few years now. Probably 2012 was the last time. I'm also planning to submit something to this paleo session organised by PEN, not quite finished the abstract yet.