• Sahara Swung Between Lush and Desert Conditions Every 20,000 years: Study

    • Date: 03/01/19
    • Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office 

    Study shows the Sahara swung between lush and desert conditions every 20,000 years, in sync with monsoon activity. A new analysis of African dust reveals the Sahara swung between green and desert conditions every 20,000 years, in sync with changes in the Earth’s tilt. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology The Sahara desert is one of […]

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  • Inuits Vs Climate Alarmists: The Battle Over Polar Bear Numbers

    • Date: 30/12/18
    • David Rose, Mail on Sunday

    According to scientists, three of Canada’s 13 bear sub-populations are in decline. However, a new Nunavut government bear management plan cites Inuit communities that contradict this: they say none of the bear populations are shrinking, while nine are increasing. On the afternoon of July 3, Aaron Gibbons, a hunter from the Inuit hamlet of Arviat […]

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  • Google Survey: The World Is Bored About Climate Change

    • Date: 21/12/18
    • Kalev Leetaru, RealClear Politics

    Public interest in “climate change” peaked in March 2007 as Al Gore and “An Inconvenient Truth” basked in the glow of an Academy Award win, but faded away ever since. As the COP24 conference on climate change wrapped up last week in Poland without any major developments, downward-trending levels of interest in the subject have raised […]

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  • Irish Scientist Questions Climate Alarm

    • Date: 21/12/18
    • Kevin O'Sullivan, The Irish Times

    Prof Ray Bates says recent IPCC report ignored ‘important evidence’ reducing threat level Delegates at the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, last week. Photograph: Marek Zimny/EPA Scientists warning about the dangers of climate change are creating a sense of “planetary emergency without giving rigorous scientific reasons”, a well-known Irish scientist has said. […]

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  • Alarmist Sea Rise Scenarios Unlikely, Says Climate Scientist Judith Curry

    • Date: 12/12/18
    • The Australian

    A catastrophic rise in sea levels is unlikely this century, with ­recent experience falling within the range of natural variability over the past several thousand years, according to a report on peer-­reviewed studies by US climate scientist Judith Curry. Writing in The Australian today, Dr Curry says predictions of a 21st-century sea level rise of more than […]

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  • Solar Cycle 25 Will Not Lead To Cooling Of Global Temps, Study Predicts

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • Centre for Excellence in Space Science India

    Two Indian scientists predict that the next sunspot cycle will not be significant. Their ensemble forecast surprisingly suggests it could even be stronger than the cycle which is just ending Highlights 1. Research predicts space environmental conditions over the next decade would be similar or slightly harsher compared to the last decade ruling out imminent […]

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  • Roger Pielke Jr Raises Questions Surrounding Conflicts Of Interest In Climate Research

    • Date: 07/12/18
    • Western Wire

    Lax standards of conflict of interest disclosures among climate scientists create “unnecessary vulnerabilities” and should be avoided, according to University of Colorado, Boulder professor and political scientist Roger Pielke, Jr. “You certainly don’t want advisors—scientific advisors—to have the perception, at a minimum that they’re receiving funding from those that they’re providing advice to,” Pielke told Western […]

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  • 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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