• Next Solar Cycle Could Bring Cooler Temperatures

    • Date: 06/04/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    London, 6 April: A former BBC science correspondent says that there remains a real possibility that unusual solar behaviour could influence the Earth’s climate, bringing cooler temperatures  for the next decade. Despite rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, the reduction in solar activity along with cooling from other long-term terrestrial climate variables could mean we might see a slowdown […]

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  • Ancient Antarctica Rainforest Discovery Suggests Prehistoric World Much Warmer Than Thought

    • Date: 02/04/20
    • Imperial College London

    Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time. A team from the UK and Germany discovered forest soil from the Cretaceous period within 900 km of the South Pole. Their analysis of the preserved roots, pollen and spores shows that […]

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  • The UAH Global Temperature Dataset at 30 Years: A Look Back at the Early Days

    • Date: 30/03/20
    • Roy W Spencer

    Today (Monday, March 30) is the 30th anniversary of our publication in Science describing the first satellite-based dataset for climate monitoring. While much has happened in the last 30 years, I thought it might be interesting for people to know what led up to the dataset’s development, and some of the politics and behind-the-scenes happenings in the early […]

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  • The Biggest CO2 Test Ever

    • Date: 23/03/20
    • Roy W Spencer

    The current global crisis will be a test of just how much economic pain is required to substantially reduce CO2 emissions Some global warming alarmists are celebrating the current economic downturn as just what is needed to avert climate catastrophe. I’ve seen a couple estimates that China’s manufacturing and commerce might have seen up at 40% […]

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  • 10 Days That Changed Britain: “Heated” Debate Between Scientists Forced Boris Johnson To Act On Coronavirus

    • Date: 21/03/20
    • Alex Wickham, BuzzFeed

    “If you think the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies is a cosy consensus of agreeing, you’re very wrong indeed”. It was on Wednesday March 11 — 10 days ago — that some of the experts on the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies began to realise that the coronavirus was spreading through the UK too […]

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  • BBC: Have UK Experts Over-Egged Coronavirus Deaths?

    • Date: 21/03/20
    • BBC News

    “There is certainly evidence to suggest the modellers have underestimated the ability of the NHS to increase intensive care capacity.” The drastic measures taken in the UK to tackle coronavirus have been justified because of the need to save lives. Modelling by Imperial College London – used to inform government – suggests 500,000 could die […]

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  • Scientists Struggling To Understand Germany’s Low Coronavirus Death Rate

    • Date: 19/03/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Scientists are struggling to understand why the death rate from the coronavirus is so much lower in Germany than other countries. Germany has seen just 27 deaths from the virus so far despite recording 10,082 infections — more than anywhere except China, Italy, Iran and Spain. That represents a fatality rate of just 0.2 per cent, compared […]

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  • Coronavirus: Here’s What The Scientists Don’t Know That Could Be Key To Managing This Pandemic

    • Date: 17/03/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    What we don’t know is as important as what we do when it comes to thinking about the coronavirus. The strategic planners hunkered down in Whitehall will have at the core of their operation a long list headed “known unknowns”. It will help to inform virtually every decision they make today and in the weeks […]

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