• Cost Of Natural Disasters Declined In Recent Years: Munich Re

    • Date: 18/07/17
    • AFP

    Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – Natural catastrophes worldwide were less devastating in the first half of 2017 than the average over the past 10 years, reinsurer Munich Re said Tuesday, while highlighting the role of climate change in severe US storms. Some 3,200 people lost their lives to disasters between January and June, the German […]

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  • Will The Sun Put The Brakes On Global Warming?

    • Date: 16/07/17
    • Michael Guillen, Fox News

    The sun is like a teenager that cycles through mood swings – from dramatic to chill and back again – roughly every eleven years. But this time it’s different. It now appears the sun is heading for a rare, super-chill period that threatens to add some unexpected drama to today’s climate change discussion. For most […]

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  • Strong El Niño Caused 2015/16 Spike In CO2 Emissions, NOAA Reports

    • Date: 14/07/17
    • The New York Times

    Annual greenhouse gas emissions rose more quickly last year than they have in nearly three decades, an increase scientists attributed in part to a strong El Niño weather pattern, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported this week. The spike between 2015 and 2016 — the largest incremental increase in greenhouse gases since 1988 — was […]

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  • A Remarkable Climate Warming Hiatus Over Northeast China Since 1998

    • Date: 13/07/17
    • Sun, X., Ren, G., Ren, Y. et al. Theoretical and Applied Climatology (2017). doi:10.1007/s00704-017-2205-7

    In the Global Warming Hiatus (GWH) period, the annual mean temperature consistently exhibited a cooling trend in Northeast China. Abstract: Characteristics and causes of global warming hiatus (GWH) phenomenon have received much attention in recent years. Monthly mean data of land surface air maximum temperature (Tmax), minimum temperature (Tmin), and mean temperature (Tmean) of 118 […]

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  • EPA Chief Wants Scientists To Debate Climate On TV

    • Date: 12/07/17
    • Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in the early stages of launching a debate about climate change that could air on television – challenging scientists to prove the widespread view that global warming is a serious threat, the head of the agency said. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during an […]

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  • Roger Pielke Jr.: Climate Politics as Manichean Paranoia

    • Date: 11/07/17
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Talk by Prof Roger Pielke Jr., University of Colorado London, 55 Tufton Street, SW1P 3QL 20 July 2017 ** 6.30 – 8.30pm Roger Pielke Jr. The decision by US President Donald Trump to remove the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change was met with both derision and applause. Such is climate politics in the United […]

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  • Venus And Stephen Hawking’s Scientific Illiteracy

    • Date: 08/07/17
    • Luboš Motl, The Reference Frame

    Just a few decades ago, a scientist who would say something like Stephen Hawking would mock himself so much that he would completely lose all credibility and become a joke everyone laughs at. But these days, saying nonsense like that is apparently normal.   Five days ago, Stephen Hawking – or someone who has hacked his […]

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  • Red Teaming: Trump Administration Plans To Re-Assess Climate Science In Series Of Reviews

    • Date: 07/07/17
    • CBC News

    The Trump administration will soon begin a review that will question the veracity of the climate change science used by President Barack Obama’s administration as the basis for environmental regulations. The move by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to launch public debates between scientists on climate research, known as red-team, blue-team exercises, would be the […]

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