• New Study Confirms Some Corals Adapt To Climate Change

    • Date: 04/08/18
    • Phys.org

    New research shows that not all corals respond the same to changes in climate. Orbicella faveolata, commonly known as mountainous star coral with young Sargeant Major fish, Abudefduf saxatilis. Evan’s reef Broad Key, Florida. Credit: Evan K. D’Alessandro, Ph.D. UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science New research shows that not all corals respond the […]

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  • Trump Taps Meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier As White House Science Adviser

    • Date: 01/08/18
    • Nature

    US President Donald Trump will nominate meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier as his government’s top scientist. If confirmed by the Senate, Droegemeier would lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Trump, who took office 19 months ago, has gone longer without a top science adviser than any first-term president since at least 1976. “My initial […]

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  • A Novel Defence Of Bad Social Science Studies

    • Date: 31/07/18
    • Andrew Furguson, The Weekly Standard

    They may not be true, but they feel true. The New York Times,  16 July 2018 Normally a mini-essay by a journeyman reporter for the New York Times would not be worth rebutting with another mini-essay. We can all agree that the world has quite enough mini-essays as it is. But the recent piece by science writer […]

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  • Nat. Geographic Admits They Were Wrong About Notorious Starving Polar Bear-Climate Claims

    • Date: 30/07/18
    • Fox News

    The narrative behind the viral photo of a polar bear starving, reportedly thanks to climate change, has been called into question by the National Geographic photographer who took it in the first place. In an article for the August issue of National Geographic titled “Starving-Polar-Bear Photographer Recalls What Went Wrong,” Cristina Mittermeier talks about the intended message […]

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  • Royal Society Paper: Global Wildfires Are Declining

    • Date: 25/07/18
    • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

    “Global area burned appears to have overall declined over past decades, and there is increasing evidence that there is less fire in the global landscape today than centuries ago.” Global trends in wildfire and its impacts: perceptions versus realities in a changing world Wildfire has been an important process affecting the Earth’s surface and atmosphere […]

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  • Climate Change Makes Spiders Bigger—And That’s a Good Thing

    • Date: 24/07/18
    • Theresa Machemer, National Geographic

    High temperatures make arctic wolf spiders ditch their favorite food, indirectly helping the environment.   Amanda Koltz, an Arctic ecologist at Washington University in St. Louis, studies not only how a warming climate affects predator-prey relations, but also how changes in those relationships influence the broader ecosystem. “I really felt like the animal element was […]

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  • Ignore The ‘Anthropocene’ Hype: We’re Still Living In The Late Holocene

    • Date: 22/07/18
    • Jamie Jessop, Climate Scepticism

    The climate change convinced dared to dream a dream: that human beings, single-handedly, uniquely, in the 4.2 billion year geological history of planet Earth, had, some time within the last few hundred years, initiated a new geological epoch they dubbed the Anthropocene. They have lovingly nurtured their dream for nearly two decades now, eagerly anticipating […]

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  • Steven Pinker’s ‘Enlightenment Now’ Is Mostly Right

    • Date: 15/07/18
    • Christian Alejandro Gonzalez, National Review

    Capitalism has created great advances, but the consequences of secularization are yet to be seen. The high priest of secular humanism has much to teach us. Steven Pinker is a rare type of public intellectual, capable of writing prolifically without sacrificing an iota of scholarly rigor. Meticulously researched, closely argued, and elegantly written, his books are […]

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