• The Simon Abundance Index: A New Way to Measure Availability of Resources

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Gale L. Pooley and Marian L. Tupy, Cato Institute

    Julian Simon’s revolutionary insights with regard to the mutually beneficial interaction between population growth and availability of natural resources are counterintuitive, but they are real. Are we running out of resources? That’s been a hotly debated question since the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb in 1968. The Stanford University biologist warned that population growth would […]

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  • Stratospheric Aerosol Injection Much Cheaper Than Decarbonisation

    • Date: 29/11/18
    • Institute of Physics

    A program to reduce Earth’s heat capture by injecting aerosols into the atmosphere from high-altitude aircraft is possible, inexpensive, and would be unlikely to remain secret. Those are the key findings of new research published today in Environmental Research Letters, which looked at the capabilities and costs of various methods of delivering sulphates into the […]

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  • Arctic Breaks Ice Ceiling

    • Date: 28/11/18
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    The remarkable growth of Arctic ice extent continues with a new development yesterday, as shown by the graph below. Note that as of day 330, Nov. 26, 2018, Arctic ice extent exceeds the 11 year average reached at month end.  At 11.08M km2, it is 400k km2 above the average for day 330.  It also […]

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  • Ignore The Scare-Mongers: Number & Intensity Of US Hurricanes Have Remained Constant Since 1900

    • Date: 27/11/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    There’s been “no trend” in the number and intensity of hurricanes hitting the continental U.S. and the normalized damages caused by such storms over the past 117 years, according to a new study. “Consistent with observed trends in the frequency and intensity of hurricane landfalls along the continental United States since 1900, the updated normalized […]

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  • Nic Lewis: More Problems With Resplandy et al.

    • Date: 23/11/18
    • Nic Lewis, Climate Etc

    There have been further interesting developments in this story Introduction The Resplandy et al. (2018) ocean heat uptake study (henceforth Resplandy18) is based on measured changes in the O2/N2 ratio (δO2/N2) and CO2 atmospheric concentration. These are combined to produce an estimate (ΔAPOObs) of changes in atmospheric potential oxygen since 1991, from which they isolate a component (ΔAPOClimate) that […]

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  • Zhores Medvedev, 93, Dissident Scientist Who Opposed Soviet Pseudoscience, Is Dead

    • Date: 18/11/18
    • The New York Times

    Zhores A. Medvedev, the Soviet biologist, writer and dissident who was declared insane, confined to a mental institution and stripped of his citizenship in the 1970s after attacking a Stalinist pseudoscience, died on Thursday at his home in London, where he had lived for decades. He had turned 93 the day before. Dr. Medvedev’s twin […]

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  • Rising Sea Levels May Build, Rather Than Destroy, Coral Reef Islands

    • Date: 16/11/18
    • Northumbria University Newcastle & Geophysical Research Letters

    Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters. Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research published in Geophysical […]

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  • Scientists Acknowledge Key Errors In Study Of How Fast The Oceans Are Warming

    • Date: 14/11/18
    • Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post

    A major study claimed the oceans were warming much faster than previously thought. But researchers now say they can’t necessarily make that claim. Scientists behind a major study that claimed the Earth’s oceans are warming faster than previously thought now say their work contained inadvertent errors that made their conclusions seem more certain than they […]

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