• The IPCC Consensus Was Phoney, Says Mike Hulme

    • Date: 13/06/10

    The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on manmade global warming, according to Mike Hulme, a prominent climate scientist and IPCC insider.  The actual number of scientists who backed that claim was “only a few dozen experts,” he states in a […]

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  • Error On Himalayan Glaciers Melts IPCC’s Reputation

    • Date: 11/06/10

    The meltdown of the Himalayan glaciers is not going to be nearly as dire as a Nobel Prize-winning UN climate panel predicted, but it does still threaten the water and food security of 60 million people, says a new report. Glaciers are often described as the “water towers” of the world, and the UN has […]

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  • Global Warming’s Impact On Asia’s Rivers Overblown

    • Date: 11/06/10

    Although global warming is expected to shrink glaciers in the Himalayas and other high mountains in Central Asia, the declining ice will have less overall impact on the region’s water supplies than previously believed, a study concludes. It’s an important finding, says Richard Armstrong, a climatologist at the US National Snow and Ice Data Center […]

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  • Global Warming Science: A Cross Examination

    • Date: 07/06/10

    A cross examination of global warming science conducted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Law and Economics has concluded that virtually every claim advanced by global warming proponents fails to stand up to scrutiny. The cross-examination, carried out by Jason Scott Johnston, Professor and Director of the Program on Law, Environment and Economy at […]

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  • Pacific Islands Growing, Not Sinking

    • Date: 03/06/10

    Against all the odds, a number of shape-shifting islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean are standing up to the effects of climate change. For years, people have warned that the smallest nations on the planet – island states that barely rise out of the ocean – face being wiped off the map by […]

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  • Drying Up: UN Climate Talks Running Out Of Cash

    • Date: 02/06/10

    Can stalled climate negotiations get any worse? The already fraught international climate change negotiations are facing a fresh challenge after Yvo de Boer, the outgoing head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, revealed that the secretariat does not have sufficient funds to host two additional meetings ahead of the Cancun summit in November. […]

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  • Chicxulub Redux: A Lesson In How Science Works

    • Date: 02/06/10

    Recently this site posted an article about the extinction event 65.5 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous period. That extinction coincided with a large asteroid impact at Chicxulub, Mexico, and occurred within the time of Deccan flood basalt volcanism in India. A new review article by 41 scientists, published in the March […]

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  • Climate Hype Destroying Trust In Science Organisations

    • Date: 01/06/10

    Federal Treasury and the CSIRO are supposed to be among the most trusted institutions in Australia. They are both supposed to be founded in objective rationalism. The Treasury building in Canberra houses the greatest collection of economic analytical and policymaking brainpower in Australia. The same, in the fields of science, goes for the CSIRO in […]

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