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  • The ‘Killer Winter’ That Took A Harsh Toll On America’s Wildlife

    • Date: 04/07/17
    • Daily Mail
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    Wildlife suffered higher than normal losses this winter in severe weather across the western United States, where the toll included the deaths of all known fawns in one Wyoming deer herd and dozens of endangered bighorn sheep in California. In this photo taken Feb. 21, 2017, a group of elk move past another that had […]

  • Record Breaking Cold Weather Hits Australia’s South East

    • Date: 04/07/17
    • News.com Australia
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    Some towns recorded their coldest morning ever. WAS it difficult getting out from under the doona this weekend? Did you shiver on the way to work this morning? Well spare a thought for the people of Deniliquin. The mercury in the NSW town, close to the Murray River, sank to -5.6C early on Sunday morning […]

  • The Disastrous Electricity Situation In Australia

    • Date: 04/07/17
    • Bryan Leyland
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    Whichever way you look at it, there is no quick, cheap and easy solution to the Australian disaster. Nominal household electricity price changes, selected capital cities, 2007 to 2016; source: Parliament of Australia Since 2001 Australia has had an active policy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that subsidises wind power, solar power and, strangely, heat […]

  • Michael Bernstam: Inconvenient Math?

    • Date: 03/07/17
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    On climate change, the uncertainties multiply— literally.   Climate change faces a neglected actuarial problem. Too many conditions must be met to warrant a policy action on climate change. The following four stipulations must each be highly probable:  1. Global warming will accumulate at 0.12 degrees Celsius or higher per decade. 2. It is anthropogenic, due largely to carbon dioxide emissions. 3. The net effect is harmful […]

  • Reality Check: 80% Of U.S. Energy Consumption Provided By Coal, Gas & Petrol

    • Date: 03/07/17
    • U.S. Energy Information Administration
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    While coal consumption has declined, petroleum and gas consumption is rising US energy shares over last 70 years: Except for natural gas and coal changing places, not much has really changed. Renewable share back to 1947 level Fossil fuels have provided more than 80% of total U.S. energy consumption for more than 100 years. Since […]

  • Forget Paris: 1600 New Coal Power Plants Built Around The World

    • Date: 02/07/17
    • The New York Times
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    1,600 new coal-fired power plants are planned or under construction in 62 countries. When China halted plans for more than 100 new coal-fired power plants this year, even as President Trump vowed to “bring back coal” in America, the contrast seemed to confirm Beijing’s new role as a leader in the fight against climate change. But new data […]

  • It’s All Over For UK Science: University Professors Afraid To Teach Controversial Subjects For Fear Of Being Sacked

    • Date: 01/07/17
    • Harry Yorke, The Daily Telegraph
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    Students are now so powerful that university professors are afraid to teach controversial subjects for fear of being sacked, an academic conference was told on Thursday. Professor Dennis Hayes, a co-founder of “Academics for Academic Freedom” said that universities were now ruled by a “culture of censorious quietude” where academics were not able to discuss […]

  • Climate Alarm Debunked: NASA Satellites Detect Significant Drop In Global Wildfires

    • Date: 01/07/17
    • NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER
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    Globally, the total acreage burned by fires each year declined by 24 percent between 1998 and 2015, according to a new paper in Science that analyzes NASA’s satellite data. The new discovery disproves recent claims that global wildfires have been increasing due to climate change. Shifting livelihoods across the tropical forest frontiers of South America, […]

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