• Scientists Say Global Warming Could Increase Food Production

    • Date: 18/08/10

    It’s hard to keep track of all the futurist predictions whether the next several decades are going to be utopian or dystopian. Still, when it comes to global warming, we so often hear nothing but dire predictions of doom, it is refreshing that some scientists have concluded that higher temperatures could actually contribute to increased […]

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  • R.I.P., Hockey Stick

    • Date: 16/08/10

    If there is a single icon for ‘global warming,’ it is the “Hockey Stick” (HS) created by Dr. Michael Mann. The HS was featured on the cover of an IPCC report and was featured in Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth. Not only did the HS purport to show that recent temperatures are unprecedented but that […]

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  • Climate Change In Germany Has Become “A Loser Topic”

    • Date: 15/08/10

    The German European Institute For Climate and Environment (EIKE) brings our attention to a report by the publicly funded NDR German television news show Panorama concerning the state of climate science and politics today in Germany. If you’re a climate activist, things just couldn’t be worse. NDR Panorama report on Germany”s mood with regards to climate change (in […]

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  • One Of Our Hemispheres Is Missing!

    • Date: 13/08/10

    The earth’s southern hemisphere is now in the winter season, and it is proving to be a severe one. There have been many deaths of people, animals, fish, and crops. But you haven’t heard about that from the northern hemisphere media. As far as the media is concerned, there is no southern hemisphere. All the […]

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  • ‘Scientifically Unsupportable Nonsense’

    • Date: 13/08/10

    The World Meteorological Organization has issued he following statement: Several regions of the world are currently coping with severe weather-related events: flash floods and widespread flooding in large parts of Asia and parts of Central Europe while other regions are also affected: by heatwave and drought in Russian Federation, mudslides in China and severe droughts […]

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  • Tales From The Chip

    • Date: 12/08/10

    Because of the ubiquitous computer chip, it has become much easier to construct models of natural phenomena than to study them in situ. This is a growing problem for science because it leads to an over dependence on modeling and diminishes motivation for actually getting out into the big messy world. A pair of articles […]

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  • Imagine If

    • Date: 11/08/10

    The image above is from Ryan Maue from Florida State and shows a 2-year running measure of global tropical cyclone activity. As you can see, global tropical cyclone activity is presently very low, in fact, as low as it has been in the past 30 years. Here is what Ryan says: “Global TC Activity remains at 30-year […]

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  • The Neuroscience Of (Climate) Catastrophism

    • Date: 05/08/10

    Can we explain the widespread fondness in climate catastrophism as the unfortunate by-product of the mechanisms of our brains and societies? Apparently, we can: as the consequence of judgment extremism, simplistic dichotomy, and confirmation bias. [Of course I am and always will be totally against the many attempts at pop-psychology, done with the aim of […]

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