• It’s Official: Polar Bear Numbers Continue To Rise

    • Date: 16/02/17
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    New estimates for polar bears in Svalbard and Baffin Bay/Kane Basin are likely to increase the global estimate of polar bears to 23,000-33,000. The 2016 Scientific Working Group report on Baffin Bay and Kane Basin polar bears was released online without fanfare last week, confirming what local Inuit have been saying for years: contrary to the […]

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  • U.S. Congress Probes Allegations of Politicization of NOAA Study

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

    U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent a letter to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Acting Administrator Benjamin Friedman requesting information on the Karl study following reports the study ignored NOAA standards, was rushed to publication, and was not free from political bias. “Allegations of politicization of government […]

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  • American Meteorologist Sacked For Having The Wrong Views

    • Date: 14/02/17
    • David Abel, Boston Globe

    Mish Michaels, a U.S. meteorologist, lost her job as a science reporter at WGBH’s show “Greater Boston” last week after colleagues raised concerns about her views on vaccines and climate change. Mish Michaels, U.S. meteorologist and science reporter They observe changes in the atmosphere like astronomers study the stars, analyzing everything from air pressure to water […]

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  • ‘Slowdown’ In Ocean Heating Gives Climate Sceptics A Warm Glow

    • Date: 12/02/17
    • Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times

    A scientific controversy over the impact of climate change on oceans has taken a new twist with research suggesting they are warming more slowly than thought. Scientists have analysed millions of readings from across Earth’s oceans between 2000 and 2015, finding that sea surface temperature is rising at 1.17C per century compared with the 1.34C […]

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  • The New Dark Ages: Growing Censorship At 95% Of UK Universities

    • Date: 11/02/17
    • Greg Hurst, The Times

    A new analysis shows that censorship has steadily increased at universities, with 94 per cent of campuses having some restrictions on freedom of expression, up from 90 per cent last year and 80 per cent in 2015.   Village People outfits, vicars and tarts parties, dressing up like chavs, gangsters or Mexicans and even Pocahontas […]

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  • U.S. Congress Investigates Federal Climate Study After Whistleblower Exposes Fake Science

    • Date: 10/02/17
    • Julie Kelly, The Federalist

    The scientific community and media outlets that claimed Trump will silence scientists are now attacking one of their own for speaking up. Congress is ramping up its investigation into a key climate study, now under further scrutiny after a federal whistleblower raised more questions about it this week. The scandal some are referring to as […]

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  • La Nina’s Demise Means Predicting Summer Weather Just Got Harder

    • Date: 09/02/17
    • Brian Sullivan,Bloomberg

    With the end of a Pacific La Nina and no clear signal of where ocean temperatures are heading, predicting spring and summer weather that will impact agriculture and energy markets just got a little harder. A weak La Nina, which starts when the equatorial Pacific cools, has ended, the U.S. Climate Prediction Center said in a report Thursday. With its […]

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  • Federal Scientist Cooked Climate Change Books Ahead Of Obama Presentation, Whistleblower Charges

    • Date: 08/02/17
    • Fox News

    A key Obama administration scientist brushed aside inconvenient data that showed a slowdown in global warming in compiling an alarming 2015 report that coincided with the White House participation in the Paris Climate Conference, a whistle blower is alleging. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in a major 2013 report, concluded global temperatures had […]

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