• The Walrus Fuss In The News Again

    • Date: 03/08/16
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    Walrus researchers from the US Geological Survey have a new report on the history of walrus haulouts in the Chukchi and Bering Seas – yet their media efforts (via press release and interviews) fail to mention the relationship between fluctuating size of walrus haulouts and fluctuating walrus population size that is evident in that history. […]

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  • Stephen Hawking: Greed And Brexit Mentality Could Destroy Human Species

    • Date: 30/07/16
    • Richard Gray, Daily Mail

    He is better known for wrestling with the mysterious forces that shape our universe and the existential threat posed by technology. But physicist Stephen Hawking now fears greed could be the undoing of the human race. The University of Cambridge professor has warned that the unequal divide of wealth between individuals and countries is one of […]

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  • James Lovelock: Nobody Really Knows The Future Of Climate Change

    • Date: 26/07/16
    • Catherine Bolado, The Bournemouth Echo

    “I think anyone that tries to predict more than five to ten years ahead is a bit of an idiot, so many things can change unexpectedly.” IT’S not every day you get to meet a scientific hero – an earth scientist and inventor who worked for NASA in its infancy and helped to discover the […]

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  • Mini Ice-Age Is On The Way, Newcastle Academic Predicts

    • Date: 13/07/16
    • Peter McCusker, Newcastle Chronicle

    Solar expert Valentina Zharkova warns that the earth is about to be affected by a solar event that will see temperatures plunge This damp and cold summer may be a sign of things to come with the earth poised to enter a 30-year mini ice-age which may freeze the Tyne, says a world-leading Newcastle academic. […]

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  • Study: ‘The Blob’ Was A Product Of Weather Patterns And El Niño

    • Date: 13/07/16
    • Watts Up With That

    El Niño played a key role in Pacific marine heatwave, as did potentially climate change The Northeast Pacific’s largest marine heatwave on record was at least in part caused by El Niño climate patterns. And unusually warm water events in that ocean could potentially become more frequent with rising levels of greenhouse gases. That’s the […]

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  • When Sea Ice Expands It’s Due To Nature, When It Melts It’s Due To Humans

    • Date: 05/07/16
    • National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

    The recent trend of increasing Antarctic sea ice extent — seemingly at odds with climate model projections — can largely be explained by a natural climate fluctuation, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). On Sept. 19, 2014, the five-day average of Antarctic sea ice extent exceeded 20 […]

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  • Have 1 In 5 UK Academics Fabricated Data?

    • Date: 02/07/16
    • Retraction Watch

    A small survey of UK academics suggests misconduct such as faking data and plagiarism is occurring surprisingly often. The survey — of 215 UK academics — estimated that 1 in 7 had plagiarized from someone else’s work, and nearly 1 in 5 had fabricated data. Here’s how Joanna Williams and David Roberts at the University of Kent […]

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  • Solar Activity At Its Quietest In 100 Years

    • Date: 28/06/16
    • Ellie Zolfagharifard, Daily Mail

    The sun is in the currently in its quietest period for more than a century. Astronomers say this isn’t unusual, and solar activity waxes and wanes in 11-year cycles, and we’re currently in Cycle 24, which began in 2008. However, if the current trend continues, then the Earth could be headed for a ‘mini ice […]

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