• UK Parliamentary Inquiry: IPCC 5th Assessment Report

    • Date: 02/11/13
    • Energy and Climate Change Committee

    The IPCC has been influential in providing the justification for national and international action to prevent dangerous climate change. It has however, come under criticism that it is overly influenced by national political agendas and that it has not satisfactorily addressed the recent pause in global warming nor the InterAcademy criticisms of AR4 and other […]

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  • Lawrence Solomon: A Global Cooling Consensus?

    • Date: 01/11/13
    • Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post

    Solar activity is now falling more rapidly than at any time in the last 10,000 years In the 1960s and 1970s, a growing scientific consensus held that the Earth was entering a period of global cooling. The CIA announced that the “Western world’s leading climatologists have confirmed recent reports of detrimental global climatic change” akin […]

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  • Psychologists Confirm Climate Alarm Causing Depression

    • Date: 31/10/13
    • Pierre Goselin, No TricksZone blog

    The strategy of scaring people into action on climate change has backfired totally, so writes Kathrin Burger of the German leftist TAZ daily in a piece titled: Horror Scenarios Promote Depression. It turns out the alarmists, with all their climate doom and gloom, have succeeded in spreading depression among themsleves and those around them. It’s only […]

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  • Back To The 70s: The Return of The Ice Age Scare

    • Date: 28/10/13
    • Nathan Rao, Daily Express

    Britain faces a new mini-Ice Age with decades of severe Siberian winters and washout summers, an expert has warned. Professor Mike Lockwood, of Reading University, said erratic and extreme weather patterns could be the norm in 20 years. He said the risk of harsh winters and wet miserable summers has gone up to 25 to […]

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  • British Climate Scientist Warns: Real Risk Of A Maunder Minimum ‘Little Ice Age’

    • Date: 28/10/13
    • Paul Hudson, BBC

    A leading British climate scientist claims the current rate of decline in solar activity is such that there is now a real risk of a ‘Little Ice Age’. The severe cold went hand in hand with an exceptionally inactive sun, and was called the Maunder solar minimum. Now a leading scientist from Reading University has […]

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  • New Study: Optimism About Meeting ‘Grand Challenge’ of Global Prosperity

    • Date: 25/10/13
    • Science Daily

    “If we have the courage to do big things, all of humanity has a fine future. Everything is possible with energy.” With ecological viability threatened, world resources draining, population burgeoning and despair running rampant, the end is nigh. Or not, says Lawrence M. Cathles, Cornell professor of earth and atmospheric sciences. “In spite of our […]

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  • New Paper: Temperatures During Medieval & Roman Warm Periods Similar To Today

    • Date: 24/10/13
    • The Hockey Schtick

    A paper under open review for Climate of the Past reconstructs summer [June, July, August [JJA]] temperatures in Sweden and Finland over the past ~2,200 years and finds temperatures during the Medieval Warm Period 1,000 years ago and the Roman Warm Period 2,000 years ago were about the same as at the end of the 20th century. […]

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  • NASA Announces New Record Growth Of Antarctic Sea Ice Extent

    • Date: 22/10/13
    • Spiegel Online

    Researchers have measured a new record for sea-ice extent in the Antarctic. Why the white splendour is extending there while it is rapidly disappearing in the Arctic is a mystery.   Antarctica: The extent of sea ice (white) reached a record on 22 September. The yellow line shows the median of 1981 to 2000. Ice […]

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