• Another False Alarm: Jellyfish And Global Warming

    • Date: 02/01/13
    • Watts Up With That

      A new new peer reviewed study shows that once again, these wild claims are falsely attributed to “global warming”. Instead, these temporary blooms are part of a natural cyclic global oscillation. Further, the researches find no trend saying “…there is no robust evidence for a global increase in jellyfish.” The stories, like the one above, […]

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  • Did Activist Scientists Game The Polar Bear Listing Process?

    • Date: 27/12/12
    • Susan J. Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    I was in the process of writing about something else last week when I came across a tidbit of information that, on closer examination, turned out to be part of a much bigger issue that I thought should be documented. The story involves some machinations behind the scenes of the international Polar Bear Specialist Group, […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Our Fading Footprint For Farming Food

    • Date: 22/12/12
    • Matt Ridley, The Wall Street Journal

    It’s a brave scientist who dares to announce the turning point of a trend, the top of a graph. A paper published this week does just that, persuasively arguing that a centurieslong trend is about to reverse: the use of land for farming. The authors write: “We are confident that we stand on the peak […]

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  • The Leaked AR5 Report And Global Temperature

    • Date: 18/12/12

      Whatever one’s view about the leaking of the draft IPCC AR5 report it does make fascinating reading, and given the public scrutiny it is now receiving it will be interesting to see what parts of it are changed when the final report is released in a year or so. One part of it that […]

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  • Sea Level: Not So Fast

    • Date: 14/12/12

    Rising sea level has become an icon of global warming with claims that by 2100 many cities on the coast will face severe problems. In 2009 the Met Office, the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and the Royal Society released a joint pre-Copenhagen Conference statement that included as one of its five main scientific points: […]

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  • Good Snowfall Rejuvenates Himalayan Glaciers

    • Date: 06/12/12
    • Suresh Sharma, The Times of India

    With high-altitude mountains in Himachal Pradesh experiencing up to 100 cm fresh snowfall in November month after 10 years, the abundance of snow on mountains has rejuvenated nearly one thousand Himalayan glaciers and has ensured uninterrupted supply of water for drinking, irrigation and hydel projects.  Astronauts on board the International Space Station recently took advantage […]

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  • Ice Sheet Melt Massively Overestimated, Satellites Show

    • Date: 04/12/12
    • Lewis Page, The Register

    A new analysis of data from dedicated satellites shows that one of the main factors predicted to drive rising sea levels in future has been seriously overestimated, with major implications for climate talks currently underway in Doha. The new methods involve filtering out noise from the data produced by the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment […]

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  • David Whitehouse: The Leveson Report And False Balance

    • Date: 29/11/12
    • David Whitehouse

    The Leveson Report does not have much to say about science reporting, and even less about the problems of reporting climate change. But what it does say ranges from the blatantly obvious to the misguided, in my opinion. I think all reporters, science and otherwise, would agree that the MMR story that began in 1998 […]

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