• 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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  • Worst-Case Global Warming Scenarios Not Credible: Study

    • Date: 07/08/18
    • Phys.org

    Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions. A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet’s temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, researchers said in the […]

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  • Global Warming May Mean Fewer Tornadoes in the U.S., Scientists Claim

    • Date: 06/08/18
    • Harry Wilkinson, GWPF

    Fewer tornadoes are touching down in the United States, and we can thank global warming. This is the good news from researchers at the University of Illinois, who suggest that changes in atmospheric circulation linked to Arctic sea-ice retreat is the likely cause. “A relationship between Arctic sea ice and tornadoes in the U.S. may […]

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  • 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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