• New Paper: Droughts Are Not Getting Worse And They Are Not Causing Wars

    • Date: 25/04/16
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    A new briefing paper published today by the London-based Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) examines environmentalists’ statements about droughts and heatwaves and finds them to be highly misleading. Claims that droughts are getting worse are not supported in the scientific literature. This is true for both on a global level and for the UK, where […]

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  • Faulty Climate Models: “Drought Forecasts Are Barely Trustworthy”

    • Date: 21/04/16
    • Axel Bojanowski, Spiegel Online

    Global warming is supposed to produce more droughts. But now an analysis reveals that climate models can barely calculate rainfall. Scientists predict a fundamental change in the climate, because humankind constantly emits greenhouse gases into the air. The gases retain heat in the air so that the temperature rises. The greatest risk involves the water […]

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  • Adrian Berry/Viscount Camrose (1937-2016)

    • Date: 20/04/16
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The 4th Viscount Camrose, who has died aged 78, was a scion of the Berry family which owned The Daily Telegraph for nearly 60 years; as Adrian Berry he was the paper’s science correspondent from 1977 to 1997, and author, in later years, of its lively monthly “Sky at Night” (later “The Night Sky”) column. He was […]

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  • Australian Attorney-General: ‘Climate Science Is Not Settled’

    • Date: 20/04/16
    • Sky News

    Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has questioned the science of climate change, saying he’s not ‘at all’ convinced it is settled. Labor has seized on comments by the senior Turnbull government minister that there were a number of views about the cause of climate change, arguing it proves the deep climate scepticism in the coalition. ‘It […]

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  • Rising Levels Of CO2 May Lead To More Food Production

    • Date: 19/04/16
    • Abigail Beal, Daily Mail

    Bringing drought and increased temperatures, climate change has been widely portrayed as a force that will leave staple food crops struggling in many areas where they are grown today. But a new study has shown that increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may actually lead to greater yields of key crops like wheat, […]

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  • Big Science Is Broken

    • Date: 18/04/16
    • Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week

    Science is broken. That’s the thesis of a must-read article in First Things magazine, in which William A. Wilson accumulates evidence that a lot of published research is false. But that’s not even the worst part. Advocates of the existing scientific research paradigm usually smugly declare that while some published conclusions are surely false, the […]

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  • Democratic Attorney Generals And Climate Activists Colluded On Prosecuting Dissenters, Emails Show

    • Date: 18/04/16
    • Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times

    In the hours before they took the stage for their March 29 press conference, Democratic attorneys general received a secret briefing from two top environmentalists on pursuing climate change dissenters. Peter Frumhoff of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Climate Accountability Institute’s Matt Pawa spent 45 minutes each providing talking points behind the scenes […]

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  • Why The Peer Review System Is A Toothless Watchdog

    • Date: 15/04/16
    • Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus

    Imagine that someone offers to give you a guard dog. When the wretched creature arrives, you find out that she is calf-high, arthritic, blind, nearly deaf, and toothless. Oh, and she can’t bark, either. Wait, you say. This dog won’t protect me against anything! Don’t be picky, responds your benefactor smugly. This dog is the […]

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