• Humans Spark 84% Of American Wildfires, Study Finds

    • Date: 28/02/17
    • Bradley J. Fikes, San Diego Union Tribune

    People have started 84 percent of U.S. wildfires and 97 percent of wildfires in coastal California and the Central Valley, according to a new study led by scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder. Human-started fires nationwide accounted for 44 percent of the total area of 89,339,131 acres burned over the last two decades. These […]

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  • Roger W Cohen, 1939-2016

    • Date: 27/02/17
    • Martin P. Fricke, Laurence I. Gould and William Happer

    Dr. Roger W. Cohen, a highly regarded physicist, with major contributions to materials science and industrial management, was born on December 12, 1939,in Perth Amboy, NJ. His high school years were spent in Plainfield NJ, where he attended Wardlaw Country Day school. He passed away, following a courageous battle with a brain tumor, on September 10, 2016 […]

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  • Renewable Energy Fiasco: Global Hydropower Boom Increases Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    • Date: 26/02/17
    • Claire Salisbury, Asia Times

    Reservoirs emit significant greenhouse gases planet-wide, study finds; researchers urge that new hydropower projects not be christened with green energy label. Fom the Amazon Basin to boreal forests, and from the Mekong to the Himalayan foothills, rivers worldwide are being targeted for major new dams in a global hydropower boom that also aims to supply drinking water to exploding […]

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  • Climate Models Are Warming Earth Two Times Faster Than Reality

    • Date: 23/02/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Climate models show twice as much warming during the 21st Century than what’s actually been observed, according to a new report highlighting the limitations of global climate models, or GCMs. “So far in the 21st century, the GCMs are warming, on average, about a factor of 2 faster than the observed temperature increase,” Dr. Judith […]

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  • U.S. Congress Slashes Funding For NASA’s Global Warming Research

    • Date: 21/02/17
    • Andrew Follett,The Daily Caller

    The U.S. Senate passed legislation recently cutting funding for NASA’s global warming research. The House is expected to pass the bill, and President Trump will likely sign it. Supporters say it “re-balances” NASA’s budget back toward space exploration and away from global warming and earth science research. Republicans plan to end the more than $2 billion NASA […]

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  • Scott Pruitt’s Back-to-Basics Agenda for the EPA

    • Date: 18/02/17
    • Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal

    The new administrator plans to follow his statutory mandate—clean air and water—and to respect states’ rights. ILLUSTRATION: KEN FALLIN Republican presidents tend to nominate one of two types of administrator to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The first is the centrist—think Christie Todd Whitman (2001-03)—who might be equally at home in a Democratic administration. The […]

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  • Problems in Modeling and Forecasting Climate Change: CMIP5 General Circulation Models versus a Semi-Empirical Model Based on Natural Oscillations

    • Date: 16/02/17
    • Nicola Scafetta, Meteorological Observatory, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Georesources, University of Naples, Italy -- International Journal of Heat and Technology

    Abstract: Since 1850 the global surface temperature has warmed by about 0.9 oC. The CMIP5 computer climate models adopted by the IPCC have projected that the global surface temperature could rise by 2-5 oC from 2000 to 2100 for anthropogenic reasons. These projections are currently used to justify expensive mitigation policies to reduce the emission […]

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  • David Rose: How Can We Trust Climate Scientists If They Keep Twisting The Truth?

    • Date: 12/02/17
    • David Rose, Mail on Sunday

    They were duped – and so were we. That was the conclusion of last week’s damning revelation that world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on climate change under the sway of unverified and questionable data. A landmark scientific paper –the one that caused a sensation by claiming there has been NO slowdown in global warming […]

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