• Climate-Proof Food Plants Are Coming

    • Date: 16/01/10

    What if we could create a food plant that defied all those doomsday scenarios where extreme temperatures take us all to oblivion, and instead kept growing and fruiting regardless of whether it got very hot or very cold? “We would never run out of food!” remarked Philip Wigge, a scientist at the Norwich-based John Innes Centre, […]

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  • Exaggerating The Impact Of Climate Change On The Spread Of Malaria

    • Date: 13/01/10

    A recent press release from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) suggested that millions more people in Kenya are susceptible to malaria as a result of mosquitoes colonising higher ground as global temperatures rise. (‘New evidence of a link between climate change and malaria’, 30.12.09 – see below). The press release was extensively covered […]

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  • New Study: Agricultural Revolution Not Linked To Climate Change

    • Date: 13/01/10

    Sustainable farming and the introduction of new crops relies on a relatively stable climate, not dramatic conditions attributable to climate change. Basing their argument on evolutionary, ecological, genetic and agronomic considerations, Dr. Shahal Abbo, from the Levi Eshkol School of Agriculture at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and colleagues, demonstrate why climate change is […]

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  • Antarctic Ice Shelf Shows No Sign Of Warming

    • Date: 11/01/10

    Sea water under an East Antarctic ice shelf showed no sign of higher temperatures despite fears of a thaw linked to global warming that could bring higher world ocean levels, first tests showed on Monday. Sensors lowered through three holes drilled in the Fimbul Ice Shelf showed the sea water is still around freezing and […]

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  • Climate Predictions: Global Cooling Or Record Heat?

    • Date: 10/01/10

    Mail on Sunday: The Mini Ice Age Starts Here The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world’s most eminent climate scientists. Their predictions – based on an analysis […]

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  • Debate Heats Up Over IPCC Melting Glaciers Claim

    • Date: 09/01/10

    Glaciologists are this week arguing over how a highly contentious claim about the speed at which glaciers are melting came to be included in the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In 1999 New Scientist reported a comment by the leading Indian glaciologist Syed Hasnain, who said in an email interview with this author […]

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  • Economists Ponder Human Adaptation To Climate Change

    • Date: 04/01/10

    The Wall Street Journal: As scientists struggle to predict exactly how global climate change will affect our environment, economists are grappling with another question: How well can humans adapt? Judging from the history of wheat production in North America, the answer is very well, says Paul Rhode of the University of Michigan. In a paper done […]

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  • CFC Theory Casts Doubt On CO2 Warming

    • Date: 24/12/09

    Research accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, Physics Reports, casts doubt on the conventional explanation that changing atmospheric concentrations of CO2 are responsible for global climate change through the Greenhouse Effect. Qing-Bin Lu is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Waterloo who has a history of studying the chemistry of […]

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