• Large-Scale US Wind Power Would Cause Warming That Would Take Roughly a Century to Offset

    • Date: 11/10/18
    • Cell Press

    Researchers report the most accurate modelling yet of how increasing wind power would affect climate, finding that large-scale wind power generation would warm the Continental United States 0.24 degrees Celsius because wind turbines redistribute heat in the atmosphere. “Wind turbines generate electricity but also alter the atmospheric flow,” says first author Lee Miller. “Those effects […]

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  • IPCC Report: Extreme Weather Events Have Not Increased

    • Date: 08/10/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change’s (IPCC) newly-released climate report, once again, found little to no evidence global warming caused many types of extreme weather events to increase. “The IPCC once again reports that there is little basis for claiming that drought, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes have increased, much less increased due to” greenhouse […]

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  • How Volcanic Eruptions Can Lie About Their Age, And What It Means For Paleo-Climatology

    • Date: 05/10/18
    • Richard N Holdaway, Ben Kennedy and Brendan Duffy, The Conversation

    The dilution of atmospheric carbon-14 by volcanic carbon dioxide emissions made the radiocarbon dates for tree material from the Taupo eruption appear somewhere between 40 and 300 years too old. Just like a teenager wanting to be older, volcanoes can lie about their age, or at least about their activities. For kids, it might be […]

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  • South African Lion Cubs Conceived Artificially; Could Save Endangered Species

    • Date: 01/10/18
    • AFP

    Breakthrough could be repeated, with scientists hoping the technique can be used to save other endangered big cats. Brits (South Africa) (AFP) – Watching the two little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation centre outside of South Africa’s capital Pretoria, it’s hard to see anything out of the ordinary. But these […]

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  • Climate Change Not Main Driver Of Amphibian Decline

    • Date: 27/09/18
    • Eurekalert

    While a warming climate in recent decades may be a factor in the waning of some local populations of frogs, toads, newts and salamanders, it cannot explain the overall steep decline of amphibians, according to researchers. After analyzing many years of data for 81 North American amphibian species including more than 500,000 observations collected at […]

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  • Arctic Sea Ice Much More Stable Than Thought

    • Date: 23/09/18
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    People are overthinking and over-analyzing Arctic Ice extents, and getting wrapped around the axle (or should I say axis).  So let’s keep it simple and we can all readily understand what is happening up North. I will use the ever popular NOAA dataset derived from satellite passive microwave sensors.  It sometimes understates the ice extents, but everyone […]

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  • 30 Years Ago Officials Predicted The Maldives Would Be Swallowed By The Sea. It Didn’t Happen

    • Date: 22/09/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Environmental officials warned 30 years ago the Maldives could be completely covered by water due to global warming-induced sea level rise. That didn’t happen. The Indian Ocean did not swallow the Maldives island chain as predicted by government officials in the 1980s. In September 1988, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported a “gradual rise in average sea level […]

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  • Guy D. Middleton: ‘There Is No Archaeological Evidence For Global Civilisation Collapse’

    • Date: 21/09/18
    • Guy D. Middleton, Science

    The International Commission on Stratigraphy recently announced the creation of a new unit in the scale of geological time, the Meghalayan Age, from 4200 years before present, or 2200 BCE, to the present. The Commission explains that this period began with a two-centuries-long megadrought that caused the collapse of civilizations in Egypt, Greece, Syria, Palestine, […]

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