• Australian Attorney-General: ‘Climate Science Is Not Settled’

    • Date: 20/04/16
    • Sky News

    Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has questioned the science of climate change, saying he’s not ‘at all’ convinced it is settled. Labor has seized on comments by the senior Turnbull government minister that there were a number of views about the cause of climate change, arguing it proves the deep climate scepticism in the coalition. ‘It […]

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  • Rising Levels Of CO2 May Lead To More Food Production

    • Date: 19/04/16
    • Abigail Beal, Daily Mail

    Bringing drought and increased temperatures, climate change has been widely portrayed as a force that will leave staple food crops struggling in many areas where they are grown today. But a new study has shown that increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may actually lead to greater yields of key crops like wheat, […]

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  • Big Science Is Broken

    • Date: 18/04/16
    • Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week

    Science is broken. That’s the thesis of a must-read article in First Things magazine, in which William A. Wilson accumulates evidence that a lot of published research is false. But that’s not even the worst part. Advocates of the existing scientific research paradigm usually smugly declare that while some published conclusions are surely false, the […]

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  • Democratic Attorney Generals And Climate Activists Colluded On Prosecuting Dissenters, Emails Show

    • Date: 18/04/16
    • Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times

    In the hours before they took the stage for their March 29 press conference, Democratic attorneys general received a secret briefing from two top environmentalists on pursuing climate change dissenters. Peter Frumhoff of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Climate Accountability Institute’s Matt Pawa spent 45 minutes each providing talking points behind the scenes […]

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  • Why The Peer Review System Is A Toothless Watchdog

    • Date: 15/04/16
    • Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus

    Imagine that someone offers to give you a guard dog. When the wretched creature arrives, you find out that she is calf-high, arthritic, blind, nearly deaf, and toothless. Oh, and she can’t bark, either. Wait, you say. This dog won’t protect me against anything! Don’t be picky, responds your benefactor smugly. This dog is the […]

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  • Temperatures Falling As El Niño Fades Quickly

    • Date: 15/04/16
    • Angela Fritz, The Washington Post

    El Niño is quickly fading. Sea surface temperatures are coming down in the tropical Pacific, and winds in the region have weakened. History tells us, and forecast models predict, that La Niña conditions will be quick on its heels. La Niña is El Niño’s cooler counterpart. It seems likely to arrive this fall. (NOAA) Seeing […]

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  • Forest Growth Accelerating In Canada Due To CO2 ‘Fertilizer Effect’

    • Date: 13/04/16
    • Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun

    Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are accelerating the growth of B.C.’s forests by one to three per cent a year, enough to cancel out the impact on the climate from the mountain pine beetle outbreak by 2020, according to a new study from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. Pine trees damaged during the […]

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  • As El Nino Collapses Global Sea Ice Makes A Strong Comeback

    • Date: 12/04/16
    • Paul Dorian, Vencor Weather

    UPDATE – The source of global sea ice information cited in this posting was NOAA’s National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).  They are now reporting issues with the satellite data used to produce these images and this information was not known at the time of the writing of this article. Specifically, the vertically polarized […]

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