• The Biggest CO2 Test Ever

    • Date: 23/03/20
    • Roy W Spencer

    The current global crisis will be a test of just how much economic pain is required to substantially reduce CO2 emissions Some global warming alarmists are celebrating the current economic downturn as just what is needed to avert climate catastrophe. I’ve seen a couple estimates that China’s manufacturing and commerce might have seen up at 40% […]

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  • 10 Days That Changed Britain: “Heated” Debate Between Scientists Forced Boris Johnson To Act On Coronavirus

    • Date: 21/03/20
    • Alex Wickham, BuzzFeed

    “If you think the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies is a cosy consensus of agreeing, you’re very wrong indeed”. It was on Wednesday March 11 — 10 days ago — that some of the experts on the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies began to realise that the coronavirus was spreading through the UK too […]

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  • BBC: Have UK Experts Over-Egged Coronavirus Deaths?

    • Date: 21/03/20
    • BBC News

    “There is certainly evidence to suggest the modellers have underestimated the ability of the NHS to increase intensive care capacity.” The drastic measures taken in the UK to tackle coronavirus have been justified because of the need to save lives. Modelling by Imperial College London – used to inform government – suggests 500,000 could die […]

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  • Scientists Struggling To Understand Germany’s Low Coronavirus Death Rate

    • Date: 19/03/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Scientists are struggling to understand why the death rate from the coronavirus is so much lower in Germany than other countries. Germany has seen just 27 deaths from the virus so far despite recording 10,082 infections — more than anywhere except China, Italy, Iran and Spain. That represents a fatality rate of just 0.2 per cent, compared […]

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  • Coronavirus: Here’s What The Scientists Don’t Know That Could Be Key To Managing This Pandemic

    • Date: 17/03/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    What we don’t know is as important as what we do when it comes to thinking about the coronavirus. The strategic planners hunkered down in Whitehall will have at the core of their operation a long list headed “known unknowns”. It will help to inform virtually every decision they make today and in the weeks […]

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  • Four Lessons from a Century of Pandemics

    • Date: 15/03/20
    • WCAI Public Radio

    “Scientists can fall into the trap of thinking that once we have a certain amount of knowledge, we really understand how things work, we don’t need to question it anymore. But the lesson of these epidemics is that, as much as we’ve learned and as much as we know, there were always these unknowns out […]

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  • New Study: Global Warming Unlikely to Cause Arctic Methane Catastrophe

    • Date: 13/03/20
    • Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    A long-feared scenario in which global warming causes Arctic permafrost to melt and release enough greenhouse gas to accelerate warming and cause catastrophe probably won’t happen. That is the conclusion of a study, appearing Feb. 21 in the journal Science, that began more than 20 years ago as a query posed by Jeff Severinghaus, a geoscientist at Scripps […]

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  • Coral Reefs in Turks and Caicos Islands Resist Global Bleaching Event

    • Date: 12/03/20
    • Illinois News Bureau

    A study that relied on citizen scientists to monitor the health of corals on Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean from 2012 to 2018 found that 35 key coral species remained resilient during a 2014-17 global coral-bleaching event that harmed coral reefs around the world.  Even corals that experienced bleaching quickly recovered, the researchers […]

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