• Scan Of Arctic Ice Dispels Melting Gloom: Researcher

    • Date: 16/06/10

    An electromagnetic “bird” dispatched to the Arctic for the most detailed look yet at the thickness of the ice has turned up a reassuring picture. The meltdown has not been as dire as some would suggest, said geophysicist Christian Haas of the University of Alberta. His international team flew across the top of the planet […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Threat From Ocean Acidification Greatly Exaggerated

    • Date: 15/06/10

    As part of an `interview’ with me, New Scientist published a critique by five scientists of two pages of my book The Rational Optimist. Despite its tone, this critique only confirms the accuracy of each of the statements in this section of the book. After reading their critiques, I stand even more firmly behind my conclusion […]

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  • Raining On Boreal Forest Fires

    • Date: 15/06/10

    No presentation on global warming is complete without images of some major wildfire – from day one, the global warming alarmists have insisted that a warmer world will generate more wildfires thereby devastating ecosystems from sea to shining sea. It is an easy sell – higher temperatures will increase potential evapotranspiration, forests dry out, and […]

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  • Is 2010 Heading For A Record?

    • Date: 03/06/10

    Today’s Times says, “Nasa analysis showing record global warming undermines the skeptics.” However, a closer look at the information which the Times bases its headline on shows that a combination of selective memory and scientific spin play a large role in arriving at it. The conclusion is based on a new paper written by James […]

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  • Speleothems Show Warmer Past

    • Date: 01/06/10

    Mineral deposits formed within the generally stable environment of caves are called speleothems (Greek for “cave deposit”). They provide an archive of climate variations from which indications of mean temperature, rainfall and sometimes surface vegetation data can be extracted on timescales from the subannual to the millennial. They can be remarkably well preserved for millions […]

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  • Are The World’s Oceans Warming?

    • Date: 26/05/10

    It is indisputable that the world has warmed in the past 150 years but how that warming relates to man’s activities is debatable given the irregularity of that warming and the influence of natural cycles. The post 2000 global temperature standstill is particularly problematic. It is said by some that a more robust demonstration of […]

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  • Malaria: Minimal Role Of Climate Change

    • Date: 19/05/10

    A lot has been written about the relationship between malaria and climate change to the extent that many articles about the topic were in little doubt that as the global temperature increases so would the extent and severity of the disease. This possibility makes the interrelationship between malaria and climate change a major, global public […]

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  • Scientists Forecast Decades Of Ash Clouds

    • Date: 17/05/10

    The Icelandic eruption that has caused misery for air travellers could be part of a surge in volcanic activity that will affect the whole of Europe for decades, scientists have warned. They have reconstructed a timeline of 205 eruptions in Iceland, spanning the past 1,100 years, and found that they occur in regular cycles — […]

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