• An Open Letter To The Geological Society

    • Date: 14/06/18
    • Howard Dewhirst FGS et al.

    Back in 2010, 43 fellows of the Royal Society wrote to its then president, Paul Nurse, to complain about the unscientific tone of the society’s messages on climate change. A few days ago, a group of 33 current and former fellows of the Geological Society wrote an open letter to their president in similar vein. […]

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  • Massive Climate Funding By Wealthy Foundations Failed To Sway US Public Opinion

    • Date: 08/06/18
    • Western Wire

    Despite more than $150 million being invested in messaging, polls show that the push has failed to register climate change as a top-tier policy concern for Americans. A recent study detailing how and where environmental philanthropic grants are allocated shows a lack of “intellectual diversity on the climate issue,” according leading political scientist, Roger Pielke, Jr. The study, […]

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  • Fix The Mistakes That Killed The Climate Change Campaign

    • Date: 03/06/18
    • Larry Kummer, Fabius Maximus

    Summary: Tracing the misrepresentation and misuse of RCP8.5 from a new paper back to its earliest days. How a big mistake and a small one combined to put much of climate science on a dead-end road. How climate scientists refusal to recognize these mistakes has kept it on this road. After three decades, the campaign […]

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  • Red-Green Agenda: Europe Should Accept 250 Million ‘Climate Refugees’, Says French Socialist Party Director

    • Date: 31/05/18
    • Voice of Europe

    Antoine Léaument, the communications director of a French far-left party, wants Europe to accept 250 million ‘climate refugees’. Léaument, member of the socialist party “La France Insoumise”, was debating with Sébastien Chenu of Marine Le Pen’s Front National, on France’s CNEWS. When Léaument spoke of the 250 million refugees, Chenu seemingly joked about European countries […]

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  • Hail Shale: CO2 Emissions From U.S. Power Sector Drop To Lowest In 30 Years

    • Date: 30/05/18

    Because of the increased use of natural gas, carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector were at their lowest in 30 years, a government report read. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported total fossil fuel consumption in the national power sector was at its lowest level since 1994. “Changes in the fuel mix and […]

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  • Dutch Government Appeals Against Court Ruling Over CO2 Emissions Cuts

    • Date: 30/05/18
    • The Guardian

    The Dutch government has launched a bid to overturn a landmark climate ruling, arguing that judges in The Hague “sidelined democracy” when they ordered a 25% cut in carbon emissions by 2020. Government plans for a lesser 17% cut in CO2 pollution were deemed unlawful three years ago, in the first successful lawsuit against a government’s […]

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  • Oil Companies Want Climate Lawsuits Dismissed

    • Date: 29/05/18
    • San Francisco Chronicle

    Five of the world’s largest oil producers urged a federal judge Thursday to dismiss lawsuits by San Francisco and Oakland that seek to hold the companies liable for climate change, arguing that the issue is one for Congress, not the courts. San Francisco and Oakland are among a handful of communities nationwide, including New York […]

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  • The Unfolding Saga Of Peter Ridd

    • Date: 24/05/18
    • Don Aitkin

    What is happening at James Cook University is deeply disturbing to those who value freedom of speech and justified criticism. As Popper reminds us, we learn through disagreement. I have written a couple of times about Peter Ridd, here and here. Professor Ridd, a well-published academic whose fields of research include coastal oceanography, reef systems and peer review, […]

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