• Shock, Horror: Trees Adapt To Higher Temperatures Better Than Thought

    • Date: 17/03/16
    • Alister Doyle, Reuters

    Trees can adapt to rising temperatures and limit their natural emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a study published on Wednesday that suggests plants may have a smaller than expected role in stoking man-made global warming. Trees, plants, people and other animals produce carbon dioxide as a waste product from burning energy. As temperatures rise, […]

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  • Spinning The Climate Message Doesn’t Work

    • Date: 12/03/16
    • Paul Matthews, Climate Scepticism

    For years, climate activists have been concerned and puzzled by the fact that a lot of people don’t agree with them.  In order to rectify this problem, they tried to get the message out about climate change, thinking that if everyone had the correct information, we could all happily live together in a world of […]

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  • Shock, Horror: Climate Change Will Bring Deserts Back To Life, Say Scientists

    • Date: 09/03/16
    • Bernard Lagan, The Times

    Desert travellers will one day have to pack umbrellas and wellies along with their sun hats, according to a long-range weather forecast by climate change scientists in Australia. Their research, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, challenges the assumption that higher temperatures will make dry areas even drier, and wetter regions even wetter. The […]

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  • It’s Time To Test Climate Models Against Reality

    • Date: 08/03/16
    • Larry Kummer, Fabius Maximus

    Summary: This is the last of my series about ways to resolve the public policy debate about climate change. It puts my proposal to test the models in a wider context of science norms and the climate science literature. My experience shows that neither side of the climate wars has much interest in a fair test; both […]

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  • Is Climate Hype Fading?

    • Date: 07/03/16
    • Paul Matthews, Climate Scepticism

    Encouraging news from the Guardian today, based on a report from MediaMatters. Despite all the hype around the COP21 Paris climate conference in December, the airtime devoted to climate news stories by the US TV networks actually fell in 2015 compared with 2014. The only channel that substantially increased its coverage was Fox, which takes […]

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  • The Climate Change 1%

    • Date: 02/03/16
    • The Wall Street Journal

    The well-paid professor who wanted to punish climate skeptics. Remember the university professor who wanted the government to use the RICO law created to prosecute mobsters as a tool against global-warming dissenters? Well, taxpayers may be the ones calling for an investigation after examining the nonprofit venture that George Mason University Professor Jagadish Shukla has […]

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  • It’s All Over: Yale To Shut Down Climate Change Institute

    • Date: 01/03/16
    • Yale Daily News

    After a University decision to cut all its funding, Yale’s Climate & Energy Institute will close by the end of June. The loss of the institute, which for the last eight years has conducted research related to issues of climate change, leaves a hole in climate and energy studies at Yale. Although the Energy Studies […]

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  • Diesel Cars May Be Worse Than Petrol For CO2 Emissions, Report Claims

    • Date: 22/02/16
    • Arthur Neslen, The Guardian

    Diesel engines may be doing nothing to slow global warming despite being the backbone of Europe’s policy to reduce car emissions, a new report claims. Tailpipe emissions of sooty ‘black carbon’ could be as much as 25-50% higher than the EU estimates for cars made before 2005, says the paper by Professor Erckard Helmers of […]

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