• Solar Activity Has A Direct Impact On Earth’s Cloud Cover, Scientists Confirm

    • Date: 26/08/16
    • Technical University of Denmark

    A team of scientists from the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Space) and the Racah Institute of Physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has linked large solar eruptions to changes in Earth’s cloud cover in a study based on over 25 years of satellite observations.   The solar eruptions […]

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  • New Paper: Climate Models Fail Historic Tracking Test

    • Date: 24/08/16
    • Michael Beenstock et al. (2016), International Journal of Forecasting

    Testing the historic tracking of climate models Abstract: IPCC and others use in-sample correlations to confirm the ability of climate models to track the global surface temperature (GST) historically. However, a high correlation is a necessary but not sufficient condition for confirmation, because GST is nonstationary. In addition, the tracking errors must also be stationary. […]

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  • Editor Sounds Alarm Over Falling Public Trust In Science

    • Date: 18/08/16
    • David Matthews, Times Higher Education

    Jeremy Berg, new editor-in-chief of Science Mag, warns scientists are straying into policy commentator roles. Illustration by David Parkins — Nature, September 2015 Jeremy Berg is taking on one of the most influential jobs in science just as the scientific endeavour is facing a challenge of historic proportions. As the new editor-in-chief of Science, a highly […]

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  • Tree-Rings Reveal Secret Clocks That Could Reset Key Dates Across The Ancient World

    • Date: 17/08/16

    Oxford University researchers say that trees which grew during intense radiation bursts in the past have ‘time-markers’ in their tree-rings that could help archaeologists date events from thousands of years ago. In a new paper, the authors explain how harvesting such data could revolutionise the study of ancient civilisations such as the Egyptian and Mayan […]

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  • Astrophysicist Who Foresees Global Cooling Says Other Scientists Tried To ‘Silence’ Her

    • Date: 10/08/16
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    A physicist who foresees a 30-year period of global cooling says other climatologists have tried to “silence” her latest research on solar cycles. Valentina Zharkova, a professor at Northumbria University at Newcastle in the United Kingdom, said the Royal Astronomical Society received requests to withdraw a press release on her team’s latest research pointing to […]

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  • New Solar Research Raises Climate Questions, Triggers Attacks

    • Date: 09/08/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    Recent research by Professor Valentina Zharkova (Northumbria University) and colleagues has shed new light on the inner workings of the Sun. If correct, this new discovery means that future solar cycles and variations in the Sun’s activity can be predicted more accurately. The research suggests that the next three solar cycles will see solar activity […]

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  • After U.S. Students Trash Free Speech, Alumni Close Wallets To ‘Liberal’ Colleges

    • Date: 05/08/16
    • The American Interest

    The New York Times ran a deliciously precious little article reporting on the fact that alumni donations are down this year at various liberal arts schools: “As an alumnus of the college, I feel that I have been lied to, patronized and basically dismissed as an old, white bigot who is insensitive to the needs and […]

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  • 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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