• Emperor Penguins Are Thriving – Climate Models Are Killing Them Off

    • Date: 08/08/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    Emperor penguin populations have been increasing in recent years, yet worst-case climate modellers predict their extinction by 2100. It is time to stop applying the implausible RCP8.5 scare-scenarios. A new study of emperor penguins (Aptenodytes fosteri) populations in 2019 found that it had grown by up to 10% since 2009. The largest of all penguin species […]

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  • Australia’s Universities Face Sweeping Review Of Free Speech Code

    • Date: 06/08/20
    • The Australian

    Universities will face a sweeping review into whether they are meeting national standards for freedom of speech in the face of several censorship controversies ­engulfing higher education. Former Deakin University vice-chancellor Sally Walker will be tasked with investigating whether universities are in alignment with the free speech code devised by former High Court chief justice […]

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  • Agriculture May Already By Climate Neutral

    • Date: 29/07/20
    • Linköping University

    IPPC does not take photosynthesis into account when measuring carbon footprint of agriculture industry. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims that agriculture is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases, and is thus by many observers considered as a climate villain. This conclusion, however, is based on a paradigm that can […]

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  • Flawed Models Are Throwing Off Climate Forecasts Of Rain And Storms

    • Date: 29/07/20
    • Science Magazine

    Efforts to attribute specific weather events to global warming, now much in vogue, are rife with errors Climate scientists can confidently tie global warming to impacts such as sea-level rise and extreme heat. But ask how rising temperatures will affect rainfall and storms, and the answers get a lot shakier. For a long time, researchers chalked […]

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  • Peter Ridd Seeks High Court Appeal: Universities Face Govt Review Of Threat To Academic Freedom

    • Date: 28/07/20
    • The Australian

    Sacked James Cook University professor Peter Ridd will go to the High Court over his controversial sacking for publicly criticising the institution and his colleagues over their climate change science. A week after the Federal Circuit Court overturned an earlier court decision awarding him $1.2m, the marine physicist has confirmed the next front in his legal […]

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  • The Four Sins Of Science

    • Date: 28/07/20
    • Sam Bowman, CapX

    Don’t blame journalists for overhyping science – it’s often the fault of scientists themselves That many scientific fields are rife with error, bias and outright fraud may be unsurprising given the succession of news stories about prominent psychologists faking results and pop-psychology gurus fooling gullible Conservative politicians into ‘power posing’ at party conferences. But Stuart Ritchie’s Science Fictions: Exposing […]

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  • Roman Warm Period Was 2°C Warmer Than Today, New Study Shows

    • Date: 24/07/20
    • Daily Mail

    The Mediterranean Sea was 3.6°F (2°C) hotter during the Roman Empire than other average temperatures at the time, a new study claims.  The Empire coincided with a 500-year period, from AD 1 to AD 500, that was the warmest period of the last 2,000 years in the almost completely land-locked sea.   The climate later progressed […]

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  • Ridd Case: Federal Court Delivers Devastating Blow To Free Speech In Australia

    • Date: 22/07/20
    • Institute of Public Affairs

    The Institute of Public Affairs has expressed its dismay at the judgement in the case of James Cook University (JCU) v Peter Ridd, in which the Federal Court of Australia overturned the earlier decision in the Federal Circuit Court, which held that Dr Peter Ridd was unlawfully dismissed by JCU. “This judgement is a devastating […]

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