• Easter Island’s Society Might Not Have Collapsed

    • Date: 16/08/18
    • Phys.org

    “The idea of competition and collapse on Easter Island might be overstated,” says lead author of a new study, Dale Simpson Jr., an archaeologist from the University of Queensland. “To me, the stone carving industry is solid evidence that there was cooperation among families and craft groups.” The first people arrived on Easter Island (or, […]

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  • Hothouse Earth: It’s Extremely Dodgy

    • Date: 07/08/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    No new science, no new data, no new scenario and consequently no new cause for panic. It’s been a long heatwave in much of Europe which has prompted questions like ‘what is the influence of climate change on this year’s heatwave?’ Some claim that it’s twice as likely to occur, while others claim that climate […]

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  • Global Ocean Air Temps Tepid in July

    • Date: 06/08/18
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    Global sea surface temperatures are holding close to the same levels as in 2015. Presently sea surface temperatures (SST) are the best available indicator of heat content gained or lost from earth’s climate system.  Enthalpy is the thermodynamic term for total heat content in a system, and humidity differences in air parcels affect enthalpy.  Measuring […]

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  • Reality Check: Most King Penguin Populations Have Been Increasing, Not Declining

    • Date: 01/08/18
    • Benny Peiser, Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)

    “Numbers of king penguins have increased throughout the Southern Ocean over the past 50 years.” These stunning aerial images of a King Penguin colony in South Georgia show thousands of penguins instinctively herding their recently born young into giant huddles to stop them freezing to death According to a new study, the world’s second-largest penguin […]

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  • 2018 Weather-Related Disaster Losses At Record Low (So Far)

    • Date: 31/07/18
    • Roger Pielke Jr.

    Through seven months of 2018 weather-related disaster losses as proportion of global GDP are at a record low. You guys realize how lucky we’ve been in 2018? Roger Pielke Jr., 30 July 2018

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  • Wildfires In Greece And Southern Europe Have Declined Since 1980

    • Date: 28/07/18
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    Wildfires are raging across the Greek Peloponnesus, and politicians and media outlets have done their best to tie the blazes to man-made global warming. “Climate change worsened deadly Greek wildfires,” Axios reported Wednesday. The Washington Post lumped Greek wildfires in a story claiming that “[c]limate change is supercharging a hot and dangerous summer.” Even Greek Citizen Protection Minister Nikos […]

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  • UK Summer Deaths Decline, Despite Rising Temperatures

    • Date: 27/07/18
    • GWPF

    Recent studies show that, contrary to predictions, global warming has not given rise to an increase in heat-related mortality. It would appear the same is true for Britain where this year’s summer deaths have been declining despite rising temperatures. (Note that the latest figures are not yet available)

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  • The Truth Behind The Starving Polar Bear Video Is Worse Than We Thought

    • Date: 26/07/18
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    Remember that video of an emaciated Baffin Island polar bear that went viral last December? In an unexpected follow-up (“Starving-Polar-Bear Photographer Recalls What Went Wrong“; National Geographic, August 2018 issue), photographer Cristina Mittermeier makes some astonishing admissions that might just make you sick. It turns out they didn’t just come across the dying bear the day it was […]

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