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06 May 2016




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Essays and research supporting the idea that global warming poses a clear threat to humanity, that it is largely caused by human activity, and that solutions to the problems of climate change lie within human reach.

The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of bald and golden eagles... continue »

The Middle East, north Africa, central Asia and south Asia are due to suffer biggest economic hit from water scarcity as climate change takes hold, finds a new World Bank report... continue »

Birds' ability to adjust their spring egg-laying times as temperatures rise could help them beat global warming, according to experts from Edinburgh University and the British Trust for Ornithology... continue »

A report by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project found that just under a fifth of the top investors, or 97 managing a total of $9.4 trillion in assets, were taking tangible steps to mitigate global warming... continue »

With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives in India in April, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country... continue »

Reducing unnecessary energy consumption in buildings and the carbon dioxide emissions that accompany it ranks near the top of the list of newfound policy goals to combat global warming... continue »

Researchers have been slow to harness the power of big data from satellites in the fight against climate change. But a new partnership around the Copernicus program may change that... continue »

Parts of India are being parched by a drought that means farmers are unable to irrigate their fields, with some areas even running out of drinking water. The drought has affected 330 million people... continue »

As sea ice disappears, particularly in the Beaufort Sea on Alaska's northern coast, a new study finds polar bears are swimming increasingly long distances to find habitable ice... continue »

As Siberian permafrost thaws, crumbling Russian coastlines and big rivers are dumping vast loads of organic carbon into marine waters there, signaling future danger for the entire Arctic Ocean... continue »

More than 170 governments declared an end to the fossil fuel era, using the signing ceremony for the landmark Paris agreement as an occasion to renew their vows to fight climate change... continue »

In the face of rising temperatures and worsening drought, the world's repositories of agricultural seeds may hold the key to growing food under increasingly harsh conditions. But... continue »

New Zealand's biggest urban bus company will be running its vehicles on electric engines after signing a deal with Wrightspeed, a company founded by Ian Wright, a Kiwi and co-founder of Tesla... continue »

It's been three decades since Africa has seen this level of drought. In an ironic twist, the progress countries have made in responding to drought may be making it harder to get the outside help many need... continue »

As the Earth grows warmer due to the burning of fossil fuels, the rapid disruption of the climate is placing even bigger stresses on species that are already struggling to survive... continue »

Tesco is to relax rules on fine green beans imported from Kenya in a move expected to save more than 135 tonnes of edible crops from going to waste every year... continue »

Palm oil has become an almost ubiquitous replacement for everything else, it is showcased as a healthier alternative to trans and more saturated fats and as a replacement to ethanol as biofuel... continue »

NASA's March temperature data was released Friday, showing that it was the planet's second-most unusually mild month on record, only somewhat cooler than February 2016... continue »

Scientists from around the world will contribute to a major UN report on how global temperatures can be held to a rise of 1.5C and what the impact might be on sea level rises... continue »

Major European seafood brands and the UK's largest supermarkets are backing a call to cut yellowfin tuna catches in the Indian Ocean to stop stocks collapsing... continue »

Picture yourself on a beautiful beach. The waves are lapping on the shore, the Sun is sparkling over the water and there is a refreshing ocean breeze. Now imagine this beach has gone forever... continue »

With scientists forecasting sea levels to rise by anywhere from several inches to several feet by 2100, historic structures and coastal heritage sites around the world are under threat... continue »

The World Bank said it would spend 28% of its investments directly on climate change projects, and that all of its future spending would take account of global warming... continue »

Reducing food waste around the world would help curb emissions of planet-warming gases, lessening some of the impacts of climate change such as more extreme weather and rising seas... continue »

The Earth's soil stores a lot of carbon from the atmosphere, and managing it with the climate in mind may be an important part of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming... continue »

Three decades of melting sea ice has led to significant weight loss among the world's southernmost population of polar bears, new data from Canadian researchers suggests... continue »

Close to half of the sites around the world designated for special protection as areas of outstanding importance for nature are now being threatened by industrial development... continue »

Climate change could cut the value of the world's financial assets by $2.5tn. In the worst case scenarios, the losses could soar to $24tn, or 17% of the world's assets, and wreck the global economy... continue »

Severe floods are expected on China's Yangtze River this year due to a strong El Niño weather pattern, raising the risk of deaths and damage to property and crops along the waterway... continue »

Officials cast the planned April 22 signing as a statement of resolve by the world's two largest greenhouse gas polluters, even though there are doubts about whether US can meet its obligations... continue »

GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are pledging to undo several Obama administration climate efforts and block future work on global warming if elected this fall... continue »

Sea levels could rise far more rapidly than expected in coming decades, according to new research that reveals Antarctica's vast ice cap is less stable than previously thought... continue »

Despite their diminutive appearance, scientists discovered that these mucky coastal ecosystems store huge amounts of carbon, helping to slow global warming... continue »

China has ordered power transmission companies to provide grid connectivity for all renewable power generation sources and end a bottleneck that has left a large amount of clean power idle... continue »

Poland has approved large-scale logging in Europe's last primeval woodland in a bid to combat a beetle infestation despite protests from scientists, ecologists and the European Union... continue »

China helped push global green energy investment plans to record heights in 2015, offsetting a sharp fall in Germany, authors of a U.N.-backed report said recently, predicting further growth... continue »

After record high winter temperatures reduced parts of the course to a bone-jarring, sled-wrecking obstacle course, is the great mushing race on its way out? ... continue »

Europe's once world-beating clean technology industry has fallen into a rapid decline, with investment in low-carbon energy last year plummeting to its lowest level in a decade... continue »

China's annual rise in sea level from 1980 to 2015 was 3 millimeters, higher than the global average. Thermal expansion of seawater and the melting of glaciers on land contribute to the rise... continue »

Humanity is pumping climate-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere 10 times faster than at any point in the past 66m years, according to new research... continue »

Our planet went through a dramatic change last month. Climate experts revealed that February was the warmest month in recorded history, surpassing the previous global monthly record... continue »

More all-time global heat records bit the dust this winter than were initially suspected, according to a new and shocking National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report... continue »

More than 36 million people face hunger across southern and eastern Africa, as swaths of the continent grapple with the worst drought in decades at a time of record high temperatures... continue »

Fort Yukon has recorded Alaska's coldest ever temperatures but this winter temperatures have been much warmer than usual, leading to dangerously thin ice... continue »

A growing number of Americans are moving into homes nestled between the idyllic beaches of the Florida Keys, part of a national trend that's seeing coastal populations swell even as the seas swell dangerously around them... continue »

Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming's fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, according to a scientific advisory panel... continue »

Global temperatures in February smashed previous monthly records by an unprecedented amount, according to Nasa data, sparking warnings of a climate emergency... continue »

While BP say the decision to ends its Tate sponsorship is unrelated to climate protests, insiders say campaigners are having an effect as they turn the spotlight on the ethics of corporate funding... continue »

International aviation talks have hit a roadblock over a plan to limit carbon emissions for aircraft in a clash between developed and developing countries on how they view their responsibilities... continue »

The world is on track to reach dangerous levels of global warming sooner than expected, according to new Australian research that highlights the alarming implications of rising energy demand... continue »

Somewhere deep below the ice in Antarctica lies a time capsule. It's the holy grail of climate science, and right now scientists are meeting in Hobart to work out a plan to dig it up... continue »

Bolivia and Russia's state-owned atomic energy corporation Rosatom said that they had signed a provisional agreement for the construction of $300 million nuclear complex in the Andean nation... continue »

Yet another global heat record has been beaten. It appears January 2016, the most abnormally hot month in history will be comprehensively trounced once official figures come in for February... continue »

A US government agency says it has attained the "holy grail" of energy, the next-generation system of battery storage, that has has been hotly pursued by the likes of Bill Gates and Elon Musk... continue »

China plans to set up a market for renewable energy certificates to try to increase the use of cleaner energy as the world's largest greenhouse gas producer tries to reduce its reliance on coal... continue »

Climate change could kill more than 500,000 people a year globally by 2050 by making their diets less healthy, according to new research published in the Lancet... continue »

Five years in planning and due to be finished in early March, 23,000 solar panels will be floated on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir near Heathrow and used to generate power for local water treatment plants... continue »

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has backed a $5m investment in Mojo Power, an electricity retailer that helps households consume less energy and is already taking customers in New South Wales... continue »

North America's monarch butterflies are on a rebound and the number of the orange and black creatures, which gather in Mexico before flying north to Canada, could soon stand at around 150 million... continue »

Emissions from Aliso Canyon leak, which took 112 days to plug, totalled 97,100 tonnes of methane, equal to annual output of a medium-sized EU country... continue »

The world's coral reefs are already being weakened by climate change with new research claiming to identify for the first time in nature effects of more acidic oceans... continue »

The deadly heat waves that strike only about once every 20 years could become an annual occurrence for over half the world if nothing is done to curb emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases... continue »

The startling present-day impacts of global warming-related sea level rise and the potential for things to get much worse if emissions of global warming pollutants are not curtailed... continue »

Air pollution both inside and outside the home causes at least 40,000 deaths a year in the UK, according to new report, which estimates the cost of the damage at £20bn... continue »

The global public health emergency involving deformed babies emerged in 2015, the hottest year in the historical record, with an outbreak in Brazil of a disease transmitted by heat-loving mosquitoes... continue »

With the recent opening of a "bike highway", Germany is taking the lead in Europe by starting to build a network of wide, dedicated bicycle thoroughfares... continue »

Millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast were wasting away. At the same time, sea surface temperatures in the northeast Pacific Ocean were the warmest recorded in decades... continue »

There was a huge global spike in one of the most potent greenhouse gases driving climate change over the last decade, and the U.S. may be the biggest culprit... continue »

As some of the least developed nations claim they can't access the Green Climate Fund, NGOs help with the 'excruciatingly painful' accreditation process... continue »

An estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Cape Denison, Antarctica have died after a giant grounded iceberg forced them to trek 60km to the sea for food... continue »

European countries should prepare for a far-reaching debate on the profound lifestyle changes required to limit climate change, according to a leaked European commission document... continue »

Connecticut's last coal-fired power plant, Bridgeport Harbor Station, is scheduled to be closed by 2021 and replaced by a new cleaner-burning natural gas facility, according to the plant's owner... continue »

Solar skeptics, both at the legislature and at free-market think tanks, have expressed concern recently about how the panels will be disposed of when their working life of around 25 years is done... continue »

The Netherlands' plans to rely on wood energy to produce electricity have been thrown into turmoil, with lawmakers fearing the program will waste money and prolong the lives of polluting coal power plants... continue »

Governments proposed for the first time on Monday to reduce climate pollution from airplanes, plugging one of the biggest loopholes in last December's landmark Paris agreement... continue »

South Africa will not declare a national disaster in response to its worst drought in a century as it hopes ample late rains will continue to improve the situation... continue »

Right about now, Arctic sea ice should be building up toward its annual maximum, making most of the region impenetrable to all but the most hardened icebreakers. Instead... continue »

"It's too damn early for this", said Doug Zecher of Havoc Hill Sugar House in East Dorset, Vermont, before he set out in rain and sleet to check on his sap lines earlier this week... continue »

Fears that some of Australia's most important climate research institutions will be gutted under a Turnbull government have been realised with deep job cuts for scientists... continue »

Belgium's decision to restart two 40-year-old nuclear reactors is putting pressure on northern Europe's political fault lines, with Germany announcing that it would send experts to inspect the plants... continue »

Global temperatures will continue to soar over the next 12 months as rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions and El Nino combine to bring more record-breaking warmth to the planet... continue »

There will be no choice but to accept permanent changes to Victoria's beloved bushland as climate change worsens, some of the state's leading environmental scientists say... continue »

During a mission off the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, a Norwegian Coast Guard icebreaker encountered unusual winter conditions for an area 800 miles from the North Pole. Open water... continue »

The glut, at least 100 million tons according to Bloomberg Intelligence, threatens to depress prices for years, prolonging a global rout in an industry that has already eliminated more than 26,000 job... continue »

The recent outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in South America serves as a stark reminder of the health risks linked to a warming world, health experts say... continue »

One of the predicted consequences of climate change is that in areas that regularly get snow, that precipitation will arrive later in the winter and melt earlier in the spring... continue »

A new study blames expansion of warming waters for as much sea level rise from 2002 through 2014 as the melting of all the glaciers and the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets combined... continue »

Many people will see the snow currently blanketing much of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard as a nuisance coating sidewalks and roads. So do you want to eat snow? ... continue »

Widespread misreporting of harmful gas emissions by Chinese electricity firms is threatening the country's attempts to rein in pollution... continue »

Low oil prices are rattling stock markets, but investors remain bullish on solar, wind, and other clean energy. Here are three reasons why... continue »

Bernie Sanders' campaign wants Hillary Clinton to release her climate change plan, on the heels of news this week that last year was the hottest on record... continue »

Cities face a huge challenge as the world strives to meet the Paris climate goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. Cutting emissions in cities is critical... continue »

Climate change affects wood rats in the Mojave Desert in a most unusual way. Warmer weather reduces their ability to tolerate toxins in the creosote bush, which they rely on for sustenance... continue »

A novel energy project in Chile will combine a pumped-storage hydroelectric plant operating on seawater and a solar plant, to provide a steady supply of clean energy to a fishing village... continue »

South America's largest country faces an unprecedented outbreak of microcephaly cases. Brazilian officials say the disease is being triggered by Zika, a little-known virus borne by mosquitoes... continue »

As the price of solar power continues to plummet and the costs of extracting oil, gas, and coal continue to rise, solar is emerging as a significant job creator in a shifting energy economy... continue »

In barely three decades, a new study warns, Canada's indigenous peoples will face a catastrophic loss in the fisheries that are the lifeblood of their communities... continue »

In the fight against climate change, trees are an ally. They suck in carbon dioxide, reducing the harmful greenhouses gases in our air. But there's a problem and we're asking them to work overtime... continue »

The biggest icebergs breaking off Antarctica unexpectedly help to slow global warming as they melt away into the chill Southern Ocean, scientists said recently... continue »

Wildfires scorched a record amount of Canada's national parks last year, the latest in a number of long, hot summers that have almost entirely depleted Parks Canada's firefighting reserve... continue »

Climate change is one of the most troubling problems of the decade. It already has caused significant consequences across the globe, and Costa Rica is no exception... continue »

The United States posted its second-hottest year on record in 2015, government scientists reported recently, extending the streak of warmer-than-average annual temperatures... continue »

Environmentalists are producing an unexpected benefit: Their greener houses lend a visual diversity to a residential model that has remained largely unchanged since the 1950s... continue »

Cyclical changes in the Pacific Ocean have thrown Earth's surface into what may be an unprecedented warming spurt, following a global warming slowdown that lasted about 15 years... continue »

Rising global temperatures may be affecting the Greenland ice sheet and its contribution to sea-level rise in more serious ways that scientists imagined, a new study finds... continue »

A leaking natural gas storage field continues to belch thousands of tons of methane into the air every week, causing health and climate concerns... continue »

In a growing number of modern-day villages known as cohousing, people are seeking a greater connection with the environment and each other... continue »

In a troubling new study just out in Nature Climate Change, a group of researchers says that a warming climate could trigger a "massive" dieoff of coniferous trees... continue »

Increasing amounts of water are being depleted from the world's aquifers, and scientists have estimated that large portion of the water ends up flowing into the oceans... continue »

Four Nigerian farmers will have the chance to sue Shell in the Netherlands for pollution they blame on leaking pipelines, a Dutch appeals court has ruled... continue »

The Greenland Ice Sheet has lost about 9,013 gigatonnes of water ice from 1900 to 2010, and it's dropping mass today at an increasing rate, an international team of scientists say... continue »

Iran is in the grip of a seven-year drought that many experts believe is the new normal, and even a return to past rainfall levels might not be enough to prevent a national crisis... continue »

Dissenting voices


Essays and research challenging the view that the world warming that began around 1880 is caused by human activity, that it poses a serious threat, or that the vagaries of earths climate are within human control.

Most Americans do not consider global warming a pressing issue, despite campaigns by environmentalists to foist concerns of global warming into the election's spotlight... continue »

The public policy debate about climate science shows the dysfunctional nature of the US media. It's one reason why making effective public policy has become difficult or impossible... continue »

Photosynthesis is a process used by plants to create energy-rich organic compounds, usually in the form of carbohydrates, and oxygen from carbon dioxide and water driven by light... continue »

While hurricanes are a constant source of worry for residents of the southeastern United States, new research suggests that they have a major upside: counteracting global warming... continue »

Have you ever wondered how media always seem to present similar one-sided stories on climate change, fossil fuels, renewable energy and other environmental issues? ... continue »

An important new study suggests that remote coral reefs have the ability to recover rapidly from extreme heat-induced reductions in their normal growth rates... continue »

A new study of the effects of projected changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration, agricultural technology and climate reports significant positive results for the production of wheat in northwest Iran... continue »

Without presenting it to the U.S. Senate, as required by the Constitution, President Obama has signed the Paris climate treaty. Poor, minority, and working class families will suffer most... continue »

Why would teaching people more about science, tend to reduce concern about climate change? The obvious explanation is there is something wrong with the science... continue »

Now the President Obama has made good on his promise to bankrupt the U.S. coal industry, he are poised to do likewise to the nation's oil and gas and nuclear power industries... continue »

As it does every year, Earth Day 2016 played out like a misanthrope's wet dream. This year, Earth Day coincided with the toothless Paris climate agreement coming into force... continue »

A glacial-interglacial perspective reveals there is nothing about the present volume of the ice sheet to indicate that CO2-induced climate change is having any significant effect on it or global sea level... continue »

Obama administration officials are about to release regulations that could force states and cities getting federal transportation funding to cut carbon dioxide emissions... continue »

Climate Hustle lays out the facts and asks the tough questions the global warming campaign does not want any of us to think about. Unfortunately for them the conversation has only just begun... continue »

Who would ever have thought that such a transformation was possible? Apparently, five Japanese scientists did. And they went on to prove it at least in the case of two species of Japanese oak trees... continue »

April 22 will mark the 47th Earth Day. You may think it's about planting trees and cleaning up neighborhoods. But this year's anniversary will be closer its radical roots than any other since its founding in 1970... continue »

China looks like it is positioning itself, to flood Europe with desperately needed cheap coal generated electricity, all completely within the letter of the various Paris climate agreements... continue »

Another climate modelling enterprise continues to struggle to keep its head above water as it attempts to produce reliable projections of earth's future climate... continue »

As is being recognized in many places around the world, cold-induced deaths are far more common than are heat-induced deaths. In studying the nature of 20th-century global warming, we learn that... continue »

Fear is the tool of choice of many climate alarmists, who seem to be working overtime these days in an effort to persuade the public to support legislation to combat dangerous climate change... continue »

After the Paris powwow in December the action switched to Davos. During these meetings statesmen and NGOs repeated the same messages they had delivered dozens, sometimes hundreds of times... continue »

The Obama Administration drive to eliminate U.S. use of fossil fuels is nothing short of insanity. The results will either be catastrophic destruction of American cropland, fuel rationing and economic collapse... continue »

It is becoming rather embarrassing, or at least it should be, to find the number of significant failures in state-of-the-art climate models penetrating a goodly distance into the double-digit range... continue »

Every warmish day inspires media references to broken temperature records, the implicit message being that we have just endured further evidence of a planet in its sweaty death throes... continue »

The President's Clean Power Plan will impose heavy burdens on poor and middle-class Americans, raising their energy costs to as much as 75% of their after-tax income... continue »

Researchers from Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland have found that climate models overestimated the increase in wet and dry extremes as temperatures increased during the twentieth century... continue »

In analyzing this particular aspect of climate modeling, five Australian researchers discovered that the most up-to-date climate models are unable to represent it very well... continue »

Once again, politics interferes with real-world truth, and the losers will likely be beachfront homeowners and other property owners who will face astronomically higher flood insurance costs... continue »

Bob Tisdale wrote an "April Fools" article about the extreme nature of the 1998 El Niño. It was clever and humorous, but also fulfills Shakespeare's observation that... continue »

What do you think would happen if cabbage and lettuce plants were grown in air containing anywhere from 2.5 to 7.5 times more carbon dioxide than the air of today? Read on to find the answer... continue »

Grant-gobbling catastropharian fabulist Ed Maibach's plan to survey TV meteorologists must have seemed a good idea at the time, the object being to pump out fresh PR releases lambasting sceptics... continue »

Al Gore and a small number of attorneys general gathered at a press conference Tuesday to bemoan what they see as the "fraud" and unlawful actions perpetrated by fossil fuel companies... continue »

Canadian scientists once again debunk the notion polar bears are currently being harmed by global warming. They found "no evidence" polar bears are currently threatened by warming... continue »

Four U.S. researchers take on the task of determining the uniqueness (or not) of the great California-Nevada drought that many people are attempting to blame on CO2-induced climate change... continue »

Although the risk of flooding has increased over the past half-century due to various anthropogenic pressures, actual flood events from a climatological or meteorological perspective have not... continue »

When a three-year-old tells whoppers it can be cute. It's not so cute if the whopper-tellers are scientist Tim Flannery, aged 60, and his Climate Council. His Council website has this item... continue »

With the aid of elevated atmospheric CO2, coastal marsh vegetation will be more than able to withstand the challenges of sea level rise, even under the worse-case scenarios predicted by climate models... continue »

James Hansen, a former NASA scientist dubbed the "godfather" of global warming's new doomsday scenario suffers from one (well, at least one) major flaw... continue »

Would you believe they are such as to actually enable the sea creatures to gain a greater ecological presence under future ocean acidification conditions? Read on to discover the answer... continue »

The Bangladesh government has blamed global warming for poor water flow from the Ganges River. This contrasts with 2008, when melting of the Himalayan Glaciers was blamed for flooding of the Ganges... continue »

The islands of Tasmania and El Hierro tried to power their economies with 100 percent green energy, but both went back to diesel generators after suffering reliability problems and soaring energy costs... continue »

Is there no end to the list of failures of climate researchers to accurately model the many climatic phenomena that are of great significance to the welfare of mankind? ... continue »

The evangelical "creation care" movement professes to be pro-life and, for the most part, rightly so. But some creation care advocates give reason to wonder... continue »

Too much heat or too much cold can be deadly for man and beast alike. Chinese researchers address this question as it pertains to the human inhabitants of 66 communities spread across their homeland... continue »

EPA workers made at least two major mistakes when they intentionally penetrated Gold King Mine in August 2015: The agency-led crew didn't test for pressure in the mine mouth and mistakenly dug at the bottom... continue »

Researchers have found that some buyers are willing to pay for environmentally friendly products because those products are "status symbols"... continue »

A new book named The Climate Wars How the Consensus is Enforced proves without a doubt that John Cook and his "Skeptical Science" team are nothing but a gang of "say anything" activists... continue »

Earth's forests are defying climate-alarmist projections of their imminent demise, as they successfully cope with and adapt to the many challenges humanity and nature force upon them... continue »

A challenge to Wyoming laws that protect private property may open the door for self-appointed environmental snoops to look for "pollution" anywhere they can find it on private land... continue »

Future sea-level rise is a problem probably too big to be solved even by unprecedented geo-engineering such as pumping water masses onto the Antarctic continent... continue »

Actors are a peculiar breed. Ask them to play characters of intellectual depth, no problems. As global-warming worrywart Leonardo DiCaprio demonstrated at the Academy Awards, the trouble starts when they write their own lines... continue »

Newly "adjusted" satellite-derived temperature data shows much more warming in the bulk atmosphere than previous data, but shows the Earth's atmosphere is still cooler than most climate models projected... continue »

A paper claims that, more than half a million people per year will die due to lower food availability in 2050. It's a shocking figure. However, such claims should be treated with a whole tub of salt... continue »

Science is turning back to the dark ages Man-made global warming theory has been propped up by studies that many scientists have dismissed as methodologically flawed, ideologically bent or even fraudulent... continue »

29 sperm whales got stranded and died on English, German and Dutch beaches. Environmentalists and media offered multiple explanations, except the most obvious and likely one: offshore wind farms... continue »

Open top chamber studies are much more likely than FACE studies to approximate reality when it comes to estimating the future impact of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on plant growth and yield... continue »

Reuters reports that Osama Bin Laden intended to use the climate issue to spread chaos in the US, by calling for people concerned about greenhouse gasses to rise up and overthrow the government... continue »

Specimens from "down under" in Australia appear to be able to tolerate significant increases in temperature, which in some cases can actually be beneficial for them... continue »

Legendary businessman Warren Buffet has waded into the climate issue. Buffet seems to believe climate change is likely to be a serious issue, but he is cautious about this belief... continue »

A new study confirming the 15-year "hiatus" in global warming made headlines, but what went largely unnoticed was a major admission made by the paperss authors: the climate models were wrong... continue »

The two global environmental changes that are the result of the Industrial Revolution have been combining their individual influences to enhance the growth of the planet's plant life for quite some time now... continue »

Global warming need not lead to an increase in extreme drought conditions, because it did just the opposite throughout a large chunk of China over the past millennium... continue »

Cheap coal, oil and natural gas are outcompeting wind and solar power despite massive government support, and environmentalists are really upset about it... continue »

Climate model ensembles tend to be overconfident in their representation of the climate variability which leads to systematic increase in the attributable risk to an extreme event... continue »

Imagine a machine which can shoot mosquitoes out of the sky using a laser. From the Arctic to the tropics, mosquitoes are a major nuisance, and in some cases a lethal threat... continue »

Elevated CO2, alone or in combination with short-term environmental salt stress, increases the nutritional quality of lettuce without yield losses or even increasing production... continue »

Fighting global warming will require "profound lifestyle changes" for millions of people, according to leaked European Union documents obtained by The Guardian. Eat more insects? ... continue »

Dr. Richard Lindzen is sick and tired of the media repeating the so-called "97 percent consensus" statistic to show just how strong the global warming agreement is among climate scientists... continue »

Try as they might, it is becoming ever more evident that the world's climate modelers seem to be unable to even hind-cast the recent past correctly... continue »

Frustrated that nobody seems to care about climate change, "the country's biggest individual political donor during the 2014 election cycle", has pledged even more in 2016... continue »

Boston breaks Valentine's Day cold weather record. Life-threatening wind chills. Of course this is weather, not climate. Remember that in August climate propagandists! ... continue »

New United Nations data shows deaths from natural disasters declined by 70 percent in 2015 relative to the average number of deaths of the previous 10 years... continue »

The NASA budget President Barack Obama is far more concerned with spending cash on global warming research than supporting the agencyÕs mission of space exploration... continue »

Although death tolls were greater than what they would have been under normal summer temperatures, many of the recorded deaths were those of people suffering from various maladies... continue »

Shrinking the CSIRO's multi-million dollar climate cookie jar in the Year of the Monkey was bound to cause a rumble in the jungle and shrieks of alarm... continue »

For at least the past 12,000 years, civilization's advance has been slowed, brought to a halt, or even reversed as temperatures plummeted due to climate change. But... continue »

A new analysis of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data shows 1936 had more days above 100 degrees Fahrenheit than any other year. Recent years don't come close... continue »

The two global environmental changes that are the result of the Industrial Revolution have been combining their individual influences to enhance the development of the planet's plant life for quite some time now... continue »

Does the UN's Paris climate agreement provide EPA the power to unilaterally impose a cap and trade scheme on all 50 United States? Lawyers for climate pressure groups claim it does... continue »

The environmental lobby first cited salinity as the reason irrigators must have their access to water reduced. Next, farmers were Flanneried with warmist prophecies of drought and more drought... continue »

NOAA ignored the large integrated network of Argo ocean buoys operated by the British Oceanographic Data Center in combination with satellite-enhanced data that revealed no statistical warming... continue »

If rising concentrations of atmospheric CO2 are having any impact at all on Earth's climate, that impact it is certainly not manifest in this record... continue »

They are physically cleaning up after the "Blizzard of 2016" in the northeastern US. The job is not as onerous as anticipated and is going slowly because the government is in charge. However... continue »

If press releases and photo ops could put out fires, no bush town would ever again need to fear the flames of summer. The sad and simple fact, however, is that they achieve little at enormous cost... continue »

Along the Jersey shore, homeowners are willing to spend their own money to protect their homes from whatever Mother Nature serves up, and they are right to stand up to bullies in Trenton... continue »

Bob Carter's passing is a great loss to those on the side of the angels and to the noble cause pure, non-politicised science in the debate on climate change... continue »

NASA and NOAA's "hottest ever" temperature pronouncements rely on thermometers, but ignore the other two primary ways of measuring global air temperatures, satellites and radiosondes... continue »

Newly elected Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, speaking at Davos, has strongly criticised Leonardo DiCaprio's recent pontification about alleged oil industry greed... continue »

Simply put, it is time to get to work to defeat the enemies of freedom and prosperity who are running the show in Washington, DC... continue »

The standard defence of the University of East Anglia's climate cabal is that its fiddling scientists were "cleared" by two allegedly independent panels... continue »

In spite of all that has been accomplished over several decades of dedicated work, the climate models still fall short of accomplishing all that their developers had hoped they would someday be able to do... continue »

President Obama and his billionaire friends (who will profit financially from killing coal, though no one in the media will acknowledge this) are hell bent on killing the coal industry... continue »

Climatologist Bob Carter has died at 74 years of age. He argues that scientific data does not support the UN's claims of catastrophic man-made global warming. He will be dearly missed... continue »

That we are beset by halfwits is no less self-evident than the spectacle of reporters genuflecting before the alleged wisdom of the latest climate scientist to snaffle a career-boosting grant or three... continue »

An eleven-station average reveals a relative rate of sea level rise in this region of 1.07 mm/year that has been decelerating since the mid-1950s... continue »

Fishermen and seafood-dependent communities are battening down the hatches, fearing that an Obama administration move to create a giant Atlantic Marine Monument will spell the end to their way of life... continue »

The Clean Power Plan will harm human health and welfare, wildlife and environmental quality, but will do nothing to prevent climate change, "dangerous" or otherwise... continue »

Property rights continues to be a popular issue for most Americans, so popular that enterprising policy makers and others in public policy arena could use this often overlooked issue to significant effect... continue »

Soil, logs, epiphytes and tree holes can sometimes mean the difference between a species surviving an episode of global warming or becoming locally extinct... continue »

Former Vice President Al Gore shocked Americans in "An Inconvenient Truth" when he said polar bears were drowning because global warming was melting Arctic sea ice, but... continue »

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that paying his supporters to develop nano-technological breakthroughs could reduce carbon emissions enough to slow global warming... continue »

Another experiment with another plant provides another set of data that reveals another means by which another plant species can adapt to another change in the physical environment... continue »

Companies like Solar City need politicians to keep them afloat. The best solution would be to rid ourselves of politicians who play favorites with other people's money... continue »

An international pension-fund coalition showed great enthusiasm for decarbonisation in Paris last month. It wants to shift at least $600 billion of other people's money into renewable energy projects... continue »

The news in the UK over the holiday period has been dominated by flooding. The decision to name the storms causing the floods reveals our newfound fear of weather... continue »

The only real 'change' that President Obama actually intends to accomplish under his climate change agenda is the destruction of the oil and gas, coal, and nuclear industries... continue »

The decades-old legislation that prevented American producers from exporting oil is officially overturned, despite previous presidential threats to veto a bill to lift the oil export ban... continue »

From Colorado State University and the "climate models still can't get clouds right" department comes this interesting new study: salty sea spray affects the lifetimes of clouds... continue »

All the excitement, the back-slappings, the hubbub is over, and the 40 000 have jetted back home. COP21 has come and gone. We have now had time to assess all 32 pages of the Paris Agreement... continue »

Washington is trading an end to the 40-year-old oil export ban in exchange for an extension and perpetuation of renewable energy programs and President Obama's Clean Power Plan... continue »

In spite of contrary assumptions and predictions, semi-arid regions of South Africa have become significantly "greener" over the past half-century or so... continue »

Anthony Watts reports at the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union that temperature trends reported by NOAA are too high due to contamination of temperature stations by urbanization... continue »