• The Impacts of the Demand for Woody Biomass for Power and Heat on Climate and Forests

    • Date: 23/02/17
    • Duncan Brack, Chatham House

    Although most renewable energy policy frameworks treat biomass as carbon-neutral at the point of combustion, biomass emits more carbon per unit of energy than most fossil fuels. Although most renewable energy policy frameworks treat biomass as carbon-neutral at the point of combustion, biomass emits more carbon per unit of energy than most fossil fuels. Fuel […]

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  • New Paper: Computer Predictions Of Climate Alarm Are Flawed

    • Date: 21/02/17
    • GWPF Briefing Paper

    Claims that the planet is threatened by man-made global warming are based on science that is based on inadequate computer modelling. That is the conclusion of a new briefing paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). The report’s author, eminent American climatologist Professor Judith Curry, explains that climate alarm depends on highly complex computer simulations of the […]

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  • US Congress Launches Probe Into Climate Data That Duped World Leaders Over Global Warming

    • Date: 19/02/17
    • David Rose, Mail on Sunday

    Revelations by the Mail on Sunday about how world leaders were misled over global warming by the main source of climate data have triggered a probe by the US Congress. Republican Lamar Smith, who chairs the influential House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology, announced the inquiry last week in a letter to […]

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  • BeeGate: How Green Campaigners Subverted Science

    • Date: 18/02/17
    • David Zaruk, The Risk-Monger

    BeeGate shows activists behaving badly —  lying, subverting and fear-mongering Almost ten years ago, when there were indications of stresses on honeybee populations (known as colony collapse disorder – CCD), different activists were jockeying for the right to claim this crisis for their campaigns. Climate activists wanted to show bees were suffering because of warmer weather; […]

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  • It’s Official: Polar Bear Numbers Continue To Rise

    • Date: 16/02/17
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    New estimates for polar bears in Svalbard and Baffin Bay/Kane Basin are likely to increase the global estimate of polar bears to 23,000-33,000. The 2016 Scientific Working Group report on Baffin Bay and Kane Basin polar bears was released online without fanfare last week, confirming what local Inuit have been saying for years: contrary to the […]

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  • U.S. Congress Probes Allegations of Politicization of NOAA Study

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

    U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent a letter to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Acting Administrator Benjamin Friedman requesting information on the Karl study following reports the study ignored NOAA standards, was rushed to publication, and was not free from political bias. “Allegations of politicization of government […]

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  • American Meteorologist Sacked For Having The Wrong Views

    • Date: 14/02/17
    • David Abel, Boston Globe

    Mish Michaels, a U.S. meteorologist, lost her job as a science reporter at WGBH’s show “Greater Boston” last week after colleagues raised concerns about her views on vaccines and climate change. Mish Michaels, U.S. meteorologist and science reporter They observe changes in the atmosphere like astronomers study the stars, analyzing everything from air pressure to water […]

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  • ‘Slowdown’ In Ocean Heating Gives Climate Sceptics A Warm Glow

    • Date: 12/02/17
    • Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times

    A scientific controversy over the impact of climate change on oceans has taken a new twist with research suggesting they are warming more slowly than thought. Scientists have analysed millions of readings from across Earth’s oceans between 2000 and 2015, finding that sea surface temperature is rising at 1.17C per century compared with the 1.34C […]

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