• Satellite Observations Reveal Decreasing Trend in Global Wildfires

    • Date: 16/09/20
    • GWPF

    While wildfires in the Western U.S. continue to rage, satellite observations over the last 20 years have revealed a decreasing trend in global wildfires. What’s going on? As strong winds and hot air continue to propel wildfires across the Western U.S. states of California, Oregon and Washington state, politicians, activists and researchers quarrel violently about […]

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  • Fact-Check: David Attenborough Is Wrong About Polar Bear Extinction

    • Date: 14/09/20
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    In a new book and Netflix film, Sir David Attenborough again presents false information about future polar bear survival and walrus deaths. An excerpt from Attenborough’s forthcoming book (A Life On Our Planet) has been published in the Daily Mail (12 September), called “End of the polar bear by the 2030s, another major pandemic in the 2080s… and […]

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  • Are UK Heatwaves Getting Worse?

    • Date: 11/09/20
    • Press Release, The Global Warming Policy Forum

    A new factsheet published by The Global Warming Policy Forum reviews the current state of research on heatwaves in the UK and finds inconsistent trends. There is significant regional variation in heatwave trends, with the South East of England experiencing fewer long heatwaves, but slightly more short heatwaves. In some parts of the country, but […]

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  • World’s Largest Corn Harvest In History Expected

    • Date: 01/09/20
    • World Grain News

    The largest corn harvest in history is among the reasons the International Grains Council (IGC) is forecasting record total grains production in 2020-21. According to the IGC’s Grain Market Review, released Aug. 27, total global grains production will reach 2.230 billion tonnes this marketing year, up 50 million tonnes from the July forecast and 9% […]

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  • NASA: Area Burned By Global Wildfires Dropped By 25% Since 2003

    • Date: 24/08/20
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    Climate activists often warn that global warming is stoking forest fires, but it turns out the amount of land burned by wildfires worldwide has plummeted by 25% since 2003, according to NASA. NASA’s Earth Observatory found that the number of total square kilometers burned globally each year has decreased steadily from 2003-19, based on data […]

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  • No Trend In Hurricane Activity In 167 Years, New Empirical Study Shows

    • Date: 15/08/20
    • Craig Loehle & Erica Staehling, Natural Hazards, August 2020

    Hurricane and major hurricane landfall counts exhibited no significant overall trend over 167 years of available data. Hurricane trend detection Abstract – Because a change in the frequency (number/year) of hurricanes could be a result of climate change, we analyzed the historical record of Atlantic basin and US landfalling hurricanes, as well as US continental […]

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  • Reports Of The Demise Of Polar Bears Are Greatly Exaggerated

    • Date: 25/07/20
    • Ross Clark, The Spectator

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we could debate climate change for five minutes without hearing about polar bears or being subjected to footage of them perched precariously on a melting ice floe? But that is a little too much to expect. Polar bears have become the pin-ups of climate change, the poor creatures who are […]

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  • Climate Models: No Warming For 30 Years – Possibly

    • Date: 14/07/20
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor

    A new study demonstrates how a prolonged warming pause or even global cooling may happen in coming years despite increasing levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases — caused by natural climatic variability. Natural climatic variability has always been a topic that contains a lot of unknowns, but it has been rarely explicitly stated just how little […]

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