• Climate Scientists Concerned La Nina May Usher In New Warming Hiatus

    • Date: 17/08/16
    • Alister Doyle, Reuters

    The Earth is likely to get relief in 2017 from record scorching temperatures that bolstered governments’ resolve last year in reaching a deal to combat climate change, scientists said on Wednesday. July was the hottest single month since records began in the 19th century, driven by greenhouse gases and an El Nino event warming the […]

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  • Flawed Climate Model May Cost U.S. Taxpayers A Trillion Dollars

    • Date: 16/08/16
    • Nic Lewis, Climate Etc

    Last week, a U.S. federal court upheld the approach that the government uses to calculate the social cost of carbon when it issues regulations [link].  The models appear to have seriously overestimated the social cost of carbon. Introduction and Summary Integrated assessment models (IAMs) combine simple models of the carbon cycle and of the response of […]

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  • Big Chill: ‘Substantial Cooling’ Predicted Within The Next Few Years

    • Date: 14/08/16
    • Joshua Nevett, Daily Star

    Climate boffins believe the UK’s topsy-turvy climate is in for a chilly twist within the next few years as three major forms of climate change trigger “substantial cooling”. Drastic changes in ocean conditions, greenhouse gases and a weakening of the sun threaten increasingly worsening winters of blistering blizzards and severe snowstorms for years to come. […]

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  • Climate Change Is Not The Biggest Threat To Wildlife

    • Date: 11/08/16
    • Ellie Zolfagharifard, Daily Mail

    The main driver of wildlife extinction is not climate change, but humanity’s harvesting of species and our ever-expanding agricultural footprint. This is according to a new study of nearly 9,000 ‘threatened’ or ‘near-threatened’ species. This graphic shows the main causes of biodiversity decline. By far the greatest is overpopulation, followed by agriculture and urbanisation While […]

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  • 640,000 Years Of Climate Change

    • Date: 03/08/16
    • Doug L Hoffman, The Resilient Earth

    A new study of the Asian Monsoon record has shed light on Earth’s changing climate over the past six-hundred and forty millennia. Drawn from an exhaustive and painstaking examination of the relative proportions of the oxygen isotopes 16O and 18O in stalagmites, records from Chinese caves characterize changes in both the Asian monsoon and global […]

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  • Sociology Of Climate Catastrophism

    • Date: 21/07/16
    • Geoff Chambers, Climate Scepticism

    Belief in climate catastrophism is a social phenomenon, and requires an explanation in terms of the social sciences. This article is part of an occasional series exploring the possibility (or rather the necessity) of a sociological analysis of climate catastrophism. Others can be found at https://geoffchambers.wordpress.com/category/sociology-of-climate-change/ It argues 1) that the key criterion for identifying […]

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  • GWPF Climate Briefing: The CCC’s New Climate Risks Report – Reality Check

    • Date: 19/07/16
    • GWPF Climate Briefing

    The UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published a new report on the risks facing the UK from climate change. In a video announcing the report, chair of the CCC’s Lord Krebs highlighted the 3 main risks identified by the report.

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  • Climate Sceptical Boris Johnson Is Britain’s New Foreign Secretary

    • Date: 14/07/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    Former London mayor Boris Johnson was appointed as foreign minister by Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday. Johnson was a leading figure in the victorious “Leave” campaign in the EU referendum last month and is well-known climate sceptic. Boris Johnson: The False Weather Prophets Fools who believed that the global warming soothsayers really meant […]

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