• Model Fail: Iceberg Armadas Didn’t Cause North Atlantic Cooling

    • Date: 16/04/15
    • Science 2.0

    “Our results suggest that alternative mechanisms need to be considered and that climate models need to be able to simulate these past changes if we are to have confidence in their ability to forecast future changes to the climate.” Though some studies have linked icebergs to abrupt climate change cycles during the last glacial period […]

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  • ‘Warm Blob’ Of Water In Pacific Ocean Could Be Causing California’s Drought

    • Date: 10/04/15
    • Jonathan O'Callaghan, Mail online

    A mysterious ‘warm blob’ of water off the West coast of the US could explain why states like California are experiencing their worst ever drought, while the East is battered by freezing weather. The blob in the ocean was discovered last year, with temperatures one to four degrees Celsius (two to seven degrees Fahrenheit) above […]

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  • Shock, Horror: West Virginia Board of Education Allows Climate Debate In Schools

    • Date: 09/04/15
    • Samuel Speciale, Charleston Daily Mail

    Two months after withdrawing its controversial science education standards with modifications that would have asked students to question the scientific community’s assertion that global warming is caused by human greenhouse emissions, the West Virginia Board of Education voted Thursday to amend the standards once again to allow classroom debate on climate change. Despite months of […]

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  • Freeman Dyson: Earth Is Actually Growing Greener

    • Date: 05/04/15
    • The Vancouver Sun

    This week’s Conversation that Matters features Princeton University’s preeminent physicist Freeman Dyson who says computer models do a good job of helping us understand climate but they do a very poor job of predicting it. Freeman Dyson is a member of the GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council Dyson says, “as measured from space, the whole earth […]

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  • Susan Crockford: Polar Bears Are Neither Starving Nor Dwindling

    • Date: 05/04/15
    • Thomas Richard, Boston Environmental Policy Examiner

    The media is up in arms over the imminent starvation of polar bears  because they may have to rely on land-based foods for sustenance. But according to Susan Crockford, a zoologist and polar bear expert, the media has missed the point entirely of this new study. She writes that “whatever food polar bears consume in the summer – whether they are on land […]

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  • Polar Bears Are In Good Shape Inuit Hunters Say

    • Date: 03/04/15
    • CBC News

    Scientists are worried about the survival of western Arctic polar bears, but estimates made according to Inuvialuit traditional knowledge tell a different story, a new study suggests. © CBC News Western Arctic polar bears are doing just fine, according to a new study produced from interviews with 75 hunters. “The new [scientific] estimates for the southern Beaufort […]

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  • 25th Anniversary of Global Satellite Temperature Monitoring

    • Date: 01/04/15
    • Paul Gattis, AL.com

    The silver anniversary of Roy Spencer’s career-defining moment arrived with no expectation in March. He didn’t realize it until someone mentioned it to him. For John Christy, he had no idea that a discovery announced in 1990 would not only still resonate 25 years later but would be at the center of a raging debate. […]

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  • Forests And Fields In Record Growth Around The Planet

    • Date: 31/03/15
    • John Ross, The Australian

    Plants are growing more quickly than people can cut them down, with fields and forests on the ­advance across the planet. An Australian-led analysis of satellite data has found the amount of carbon sequestered in plants has risen by almost four billion tonnes since 2003, reflecting a surge in the biomass of global flora — possibly […]

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