• Ignore The Scare-Mongers: Number & Intensity Of US Hurricanes Have Remained Constant Since 1900

    • Date: 27/11/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    There’s been “no trend” in the number and intensity of hurricanes hitting the continental U.S. and the normalized damages caused by such storms over the past 117 years, according to a new study. “Consistent with observed trends in the frequency and intensity of hurricane landfalls along the continental United States since 1900, the updated normalized […]

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  • Nic Lewis: More Problems With Resplandy et al.

    • Date: 23/11/18
    • Nic Lewis, Climate Etc

    There have been further interesting developments in this story Introduction The Resplandy et al. (2018) ocean heat uptake study (henceforth Resplandy18) is based on measured changes in the O2/N2 ratio (δO2/N2) and CO2 atmospheric concentration. These are combined to produce an estimate (ΔAPOObs) of changes in atmospheric potential oxygen since 1991, from which they isolate a component (ΔAPOClimate) that […]

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  • Zhores Medvedev, 93, Dissident Scientist Who Opposed Soviet Pseudoscience, Is Dead

    • Date: 18/11/18
    • The New York Times

    Zhores A. Medvedev, the Soviet biologist, writer and dissident who was declared insane, confined to a mental institution and stripped of his citizenship in the 1970s after attacking a Stalinist pseudoscience, died on Thursday at his home in London, where he had lived for decades. He had turned 93 the day before. Dr. Medvedev’s twin […]

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  • Rising Sea Levels May Build, Rather Than Destroy, Coral Reef Islands

    • Date: 16/11/18
    • Northumbria University Newcastle & Geophysical Research Letters

    Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters. Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research published in Geophysical […]

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  • Scientists Acknowledge Key Errors In Study Of How Fast The Oceans Are Warming

    • Date: 14/11/18
    • Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post

    A major study claimed the oceans were warming much faster than previously thought. But researchers now say they can’t necessarily make that claim. Scientists behind a major study that claimed the Earth’s oceans are warming faster than previously thought now say their work contained inadvertent errors that made their conclusions seem more certain than they […]

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  • Solar Minimum Could Bring A ‘Space Age Record’ For Cold Temperatures In Upper Atmosphere, NASA Scientist Warns

    • Date: 13/11/18
    • Phoebe Weston, Daily Mail

    A lack of sunspots could herald in a ‘Space Age record’ for cold temperatures in the thermosphere, a scientist has warned. Martin Mlynczak from Nasa’s Langley Research Centre says it could happen in a ‘matter of months’. Sunspots have been absent for most of this year and this is the Earth’s upper atmosphere responding, he says. […]

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  • Back To The Dark Ages: Pseudonyms To Protect Scientists Of Controversial Research Papers

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Martin Rosenbaum, BBC News

    Academics who are frightened to explore controversial topics, in case it provokes a backlash, will soon have a safer route to publish such work. An international group of university researchers is planning a new journal which will allow articles on sensitive debates to be written under pseudonyms. They feel free intellectual discussion on tough issues […]

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  • Global Fertility Rates Cut In Half Since 1950

    • Date: 09/11/18
    • Michael Nedelman, CNN

    The world’s total fertility rate has been cut in half since 1950, but the population is still rising, according to a study published Thursday in The Lancet. Population growth rate from 2010 to 2017, by location, Source The Lancet, 10 November 2018 The total fertility rate — or the average number of children a woman would […]

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