• Trigger Warning: Empirical Evidence Ahead

    • Date: 16/08/18
    • ScienceDirect

    Trigger warnings utterly counter-productive, scientists find. Trigger warnings increase peoples’ perceived emotional vulnerability to trauma. Trigger warnings increase peoples’ belief that trauma survivors are vulnerable. Trigger warnings increase anxiety to written material perceived as harmful. Abstract Background and objectives Trigger warnings notify people of the distress that written, audiovisual, or other material may evoke, and […]

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  • Coral Bleaching Is A Natural Event That Has Gone On For Centuries, New Study

    • Date: 16/08/18
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    Coral bleaching has been a regular feature of the Great Barrier Reef for the past 400 years, with evidence of repeated mass events dating back to well before Euro­pean settlement and the start of the industrial revolution. A study of coral core ­samples has extended the known history of bleaching by more than 350 years […]

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  • Is It All Over For The ‘Anthropocene’ Promoters?

    • Date: 12/08/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The global body tasked with naming geological eras, the International Commission on Stratigraphy, has rejected the proposed Anthropocene epoch,  the controversial ‘geological’ epoch in which mankind allegedly dominates natural processes. The international commission has now rejected the proposal and has instead split the Holocene Epoch into three different geological ages, all of which were primarily shaped by natural, […]

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  • Critics Call Out The ‘Socialist Demands’ For World Government In The Latest Global Warming Scare

    • Date: 10/08/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    While scientists and environmentalists debate when global warming may turn Earth into a “hothouse,” conservatives and other experts were skeptical of renewed warnings of a “tipping point.” Why? Because scientists warning of “hothouse Earth” veered from presenting a scientific case (a dubious one) for alarmism into political activism. The “hothouse Earth” paper that’s made waves […]

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  • Oxford University Study Finds Conservatives Are ‘Right To Be Skeptical Of Scientists’

    • Date: 09/08/18
    • Toni Airaksinen, Campus Reform

    A new study by University of Oxford researchers suggests conservatives are right to be skeptical of scientific establishments, given the history of “scholar activism” in fields like sociology and political science. Led by Nathan Confas, the study “Does Activism in the Social Sciences Explain Conservatives’ Distrust of Scientists?” can be found in the recent issue of the American […]

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  • Popular Climate Myth In Doubt

    • Date: 09/08/18
    • South China Morning Post

    A dozen years ago, many historians believed that the changing climate of medieval Europe was the main reason Norse settlements in Greenland expanded and went extinct. This view was popularised in Jared Diamond’s 2005 book Collapse. But new evidence suggests a different reason: It may have been because the trade in walrus ivory collapsed For almost 500 years, […]

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  • New Study Shows Declining Risk & Increasing Resilience To Extreme Weather In France

    • Date: 08/08/18
    • Weather and Climate Extremes, 28 July 2018

    This risk factor for French residents of cities stricken by a disaster has been falling with every passing decade. Abstract: Using an exhaustive administrative database, we assess the impact of extreme weather events over French cities between 1982 and 2017. We identify numerous non-catastrophic disasters, thereby improving coverage wrt. the existing literature. Counting residents of […]

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  • New Doomsday Paper: Only Worldwide Socialism Can Save The Planet From The Climate Apocalypse

    • Date: 07/08/18
    • GWPF

    Radical scientists call for global collectivism, including behavioral changes, new governance arrangements, and transformed social values. Zombie Climate Science Is Back!  Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton, Carl Folke, Diana Liverman, Colin P. Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Sarah E. Cornell, Michel Crucifix, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, Steven J. Lade, Marten Scheffer, Ricarda Winkelmann, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber; PNAS August 6, […]

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