• The Inevitable Evolution of Bad Science

    • Date: 22/09/16
    • Ed Yong, The Atlantic

    “As long as the incentives are there, then rewards will be there for those who can cheat the system, whether they do so intentionally or not.” Bacteria, animals, languages, cancers: all of these things can evolve, which we know from the work of legions of scientists. You could argue that science itself also evolves.  Researchers […]

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  • New Report Refutes EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding

    • Date: 19/09/16
    • ICECAP

    The results of a new report invalidate each of the Three Lines of Evidence in The EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding. On December 15, 2009, EPA issued its Green House Gas (GHG) Endangerment Finding, which has driven very significant and costly regulations beginning with CO2. Focusing primarily on the time period since 1950, EPA’s Endangerment Finding predicated on […]

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  • New Paper Questions Reliability Of Eurasian Tree-Ring Chronologies For Reconstructing Climate History

    • Date: 16/09/16
    • Lena Hellmann et al., Environmental Research Letters

    By revealing complex climate constraints on the productivity of Eurasia’s northern forests, our results question the a priori suitability of boreal tree-ring width chronologies for reconstructing summer temperatures. Diverse growth trends and climate responses across Eurasia’s boreal forest Lena Hellmann et al (2016) Environmental Research Letters, Volume 11, Number Abstract The area covered by boreal forests accounts for ~16% of […]

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  • 2015/16 El Niño Driven By Peak Solar Activity, Chinese Scientists Say

    • Date: 10/09/16
    • Wen-Juan Huo and Zi-Niu Xiao, Chinese Academy of Science

    Did the 2014 solar peak trigger strong 2015/16 El Niño warming? Wen-Juan Huo and Zi-Niu Xiao, two physicists at the Chinese Academy of Science, have published new research today suggesting that the strong 2015/16 El Niño event occurred right after the 2014 solar peak and may be directly linked to strong solar activity. The Chinese scientists found a significant positive […]

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  • GWPF TV: Is The Ozone Hole Really Mending?

    • Date: 06/09/16
    • GWPF TV

    Claims of an ozone recovery are premature. Many expect to see such a recovery in the future, but it hasn’t been reliably seen just yet. The ozone hole has become one of the great scientific stories of our time. In the mid-1980s it was realised that chlorofluorocarbons –  released from such things as refrigerators – […]

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  • Eco-Scare Debunked: Cancer Research UK Refutes Claim Child Cancer Rose 40%

    • Date: 05/09/16
    • Harriet Agerholm, The Independent

    A leading cancer charity has challenged the claim modern life is largely responsible for a 40 per cent hike in cancer among young people. A spokesperson from Cancer Research UK said the statistic was misleading because it did not account for population growth. The theory environmental factors, such as eating junk food, were responsible for […]

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  • Cosmic Rays Are Intensifying

    • Date: 05/09/16
    • Dr. Tony Phillips, Spaceweather.com

    Why are cosmic rays intensifying? The main reason is the sun. Researchers have long known that solar activity and cosmic rays have a yin-yang relationship. As solar activity declines, cosmic rays intensify. Lately, solar activity has been very low indeed. Are cosmic rays responding? The answer is “yes.” Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to […]

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  • Waiting For The Next Sunspot Cycle: 2019-2030

    • Date: 03/09/16
    • Sten Odenwald, NASA Heliophysics Education Consortium

    Forecasters are already starting to make predictions for what might be in store as our sun winds down its current sunspot cycle in a few years. Are we in for a very intense cycle of solar activity, or the beginning of a century-long absence of sunspots and a rise in colder climates? Figure showing the […]

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