• Scientists Warn Of Unusually Inactive Sun: Will We Face A Little Ice Age?

    • Date: 12/02/18
    • International Business Times

    A study by the University of California San Diego has said the Sun will experience a cold period where all solar activities will be reduced drastically. Remember the 1989 science fiction novel The Dying Sun by Gary Blackwood, where people were forced to migrate from the US to Mexico because of the freezing weather triggered by cooling down of […]

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  • Global Warming vs. Solar Cooling: The Showdown Begins in 2020

    • Date: 10/02/18
    • Live Science

    The sun may be dimming, temporarily. Don’t panic; Earth is not going to freeze over. But will the resulting cooling put a dent in the global warming trend? A periodic solar event called a “grand minimum” could overtake the sun perhaps as soon as 2020 and lasting through 2070, resulting in diminished magnetism, infrequent sunspot […]

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  • False Alarm: ‘Sinking’ Pacific Island Is Getting Bigger Scientists Discover

    • Date: 09/02/18
    • AFP

    The Pacific nation of Tuvalu — long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels — is actually growing in size, new research shows. A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu’s nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, using aerial photographs […]

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  • Cooling Sun May Partially Offset Global Warming, U.S. Scientists Predict

    • Date: 06/02/18
    • Times of San Diego

    The Sun might emit less radiation by mid-century, giving Earth a chance to warm a bit more slowly but not halting human-induced climate change, according to a new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Magnetic loops gyrate above the sun,on March 23-24, 2017. NASA photo Our star’s cool down would be the result of what astrophysicists […]

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  • Exploding Stars Have A Link To Climate Change

    • Date: 02/02/18
    • Laboratory News

    Cosmic rays from supernovae can influence Earth’s cloud cover and thereby climate according to new research from a team from Denmark. The study reveals how atmospheric ions, produced by the energetic cosmic rays raining down through the atmosphere, helps the growth and formation of cloud condensation nuclei – the seeds necessary for forming clouds in […]

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  • Professor Peter Ridd Standing Up For Scientific Integrity Against James Cook University

    • Date: 01/02/18
    • Institute of Public Affairs

    James Cook University is threatening scientific integrity by seeking to censor one of its academic staff members, Professor Peter Ridd, according to John Roskam, the Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. “The university should not be attempting to silence the scientific debate about the impact of climate change.  Professor Ridd is a world […]

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  • Reef Row Scientist Peter Ridd Snubs University Gag Order

    • Date: 01/02/18
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    Marine scientist Peter Ridd has refused to accept a formal censure and gag order from James Cook University and expanded his Federal Court action to defend academic freedoms and free speech. James Cook University professor Peter Ridd. Picture: Cameron Laird A revised statement of claim alleges JCU trawled through private email conversations in a bid […]

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  • Chinese Astronomers Discover 500-Year Solar Cycle

    • Date: 30/01/18
    • Lihua Ma, Zhiqiang Yin & Yanben Han, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

    New research by Chinese astronomers shows a quasi 500-year cycle in solar activity.   Quasi 500-year Cycle Signals in Solar Activity Earth Science Research; Vol. 7, No. 1; 2018 Lihua Ma, Zhiqiang Yin & Yanben Han – National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China Abstract Direct observations of solar activity are available for the past […]

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