• Ancient society adapted & flourished in face of climate change, archaeologists discover

    • Date: 31/10/20
    • Cornell University

    An examination of two documented periods of climate change in the greater Middle East, between approximately 4,500 and 3,000 years ago, reveals local evidence of resilience and even of a flourishing ancient society despite the changes in climate seen in the larger region. A new study – led by archaeologists from Cornell and from the […]

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  • Policy making during crises: how diversity and disagreement can help manage the politics of expert advice

    • Date: 28/10/20
    • Alfred Moore & Michael K MacKenzie, British Medical Journal, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4039

    Alfred Moore and Michael K MacKenzie argue that greater openness about disagreement among diverse types of experts makes it harder for political leaders to politicise expertise. Whenever scientists provide advice to political leaders they risk their expert authority being used in ways they cannot control in order to serve political ends. At one extreme, when they […]

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  • EU report about vanishing beaches was alarmist and wrong, scientists say

    • Date: 27/10/20
    • The Times

    Sandy beaches are much less vulnerable to rising seas than was claimed in a recent European Commission study which caused “unnecessary alarm”, research has found. Beaches will survive by migrating landwards as the sea level rises as long as they are given space to move and not impeded by sea walls and other structures on […]

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  • How the media was misled about the UN’s disaster report

    • Date: 21/10/20
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    The Centre  for  Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters  (CRED) should withdraw its false claims and admit that the UN disaster report is fatally flawed. You will all recall the latest UN report, which claimed there had been a massive rise in “reported disasters” in the last two decades, compared to the previous two. The […]

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  • Roman Warm Period was 2°C warmer than today, new study finds

    • Date: 19/10/20
    • G. Margaritelli et al. (2020), Nature Scientific Reports, June 2020

    New research finds that the Roman Warm Period was the warmest period of the last 2 kyr, about 2 °C warmer than today. Abstract – Reconstruction of last millennia Sea Surface Temperature (SST) evolution is challenging due to the difficulty retrieving good resolution marine records and to the several uncertainties in the available proxy tools. In […]

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  • Claims Of Dramatic Loss Of Great Barrier Reef Corals Are False

    • Date: 15/10/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    Corals expert hits out at media reports   Claims that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral cover between 1995 and 2017 have received global media coverage. The stories were based on a new paper co-authored by controversial Australian researcher, Professor Terry Hughes of James Cook University. But according to Professor Peter Ridd, a leading […]

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  • New UN Climate Row: Alarming Report Contradicts Its Own Data

    • Date: 14/10/20
    • Edwin Timmer, De Telegraaf

    Amsterdam: The United Nations has become caught up in a new climate row over a recent UN report which claims to show an increase in climate disasters – but which seems to be contradicted by its own data. The row was triggered by the new report on “Human Cost of Disasters”. The report announced a “staggering rise in climate-related disasters […]

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  • UN Disasters Report Is A Huge Blunder And Embarrassment

    • Date: 12/10/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    GWPF calls for fatally flawed UN report to be withdrawn A new United Nations report on The Human Cost of Disasters has been described as “an embarrassment” and “a catalogue of errors” after it emerged its headline claim of a “staggering rise in climate-related disasters” was refuted by its own data. Within hours of its publication by the UN […]

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