Climate Debate Daily


24 December 2016

Dear readers, thanks very much for visiting Climate Debate Daily over the last nine years. We hope it has been interesting! Sadly, the time has come to close the website down. Huge thanks to Peter Farrell, the website's funder since its inception. Peter is a climate change sceptic. The acting editors of the website over the years – Doug Campbell, Mick Whittle, and Wei Shao – are not climate change sceptics, but we have, throughout the life of the website, always tried to do our very best to find the strongest and most persuasive essays and articles supporting both sides of the debate.

The aim of Climate Debate Daily has always been to put the two sides next to each other and let readers decide for themselves which side is strongest. Has the website been a success? It is hard to be sure, but our impression, based on reader feedback, is that it hasn't. Few, if any, minds have been changed, in either direction. Confirmation bias is a powerful force, and we think that many people – no matter what their beliefs – simply read what they agree with and ignore or dismiss what they don't. For the record, none of the three editors of the website have been in the least bit persuaded by the climate sceptics' arguments despite the many hundreds of hours we have spent reading them. We note that after the website started its life on January 1, 2008, new global temperature records were set in 2010, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and that a new record for the Arctic sea ice area minimum was set in 2012 (and almost matched in 2016). These, however, are not the sorts of facts that will change minds!

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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.

If climate change continues unchecked and the global temperature increases by more than the Paris agreement target of 1.5 C, it is certain to have a dire impact on fish catches ... continue »

Climate change has caused a reproductive justice crisis, activists say, as its projected impacts lead some to question how they could have a baby with such an uncertain future ... continue »

Palm oil and pulp wood companies are responsible for more than half of the rapid deforestation in the Malaysian part of Borneo island, an environmental scientist said in an interview ... continue »

President Obama is expected to announce that he will use his executive authority to permanently ban new offshore drilling in parts of federally owned waters off the Atlantic coast and in the Arctic Ocean ... continue »

Polar bears, already threatened by receding levels of ice and dwindling food sources in the Arctic, could face another danger thanks to global warming: becoming prey to killer whales and sharks ... continue »

The Aliso Canyon gas leak that forced thousands of people to leave their homes in Porter Ranch also had a dramatic impact on the area's microscopic residents, new research shows... continue »

A panel of economic experts unveil a set of recommendations to protect investors from a head-in-the-sand approach to global warming's inevitable impacts... continue »

Queensland's largest operating solar farm has plugged into the national electricity grid and is set to generate enough power for almost 10,000 households by the end of 2016... continue »

Unprecedented warming has sent the Arctic into uncharted territory, says latest NOAA report, as its science faces potential hostility from the Trump administration... continue »

Native American tribes and environmental activists have warned that a similar spill from the Dakota Access pipeline could contaminate water supplies for the Standing Rock Indian Reservation... continue »

East Antarctica isn't supposed to be melting. It is extremely remote and cold, but photos show this massive ice shelf is anything but solid in the summer... continue »

The Sundance Film Festival will open in January with a new climate change movie from Al Gore, and the timing, unfortunately, could not be better... continue »

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, a UN Messenger of Peace with a focus on climate change, met with President-elect Donald Trump, adding to the mixed signals from the President-elect on the environment... continue »

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency... continue »

After many young people fled in the face of worsening droughts, tropical storms, coral bleaching, coastal inundation and flooding, some are choosing to return... continue »

Despite global warming melting down some of the world's largest glaciers, hundreds of others in the northwestern part of the Tibetan Plateau had long been considered rare exceptions... continue »

New funding of $1.3 million will help the University of Utah determine the suitability of building carbon capture and storage sites near the Hunter and Huntington power plants... continue »

The breakup of the massive Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica is getting closer and will eventually produce an iceberg the size of Delaware prowling the Southern Ocean, according to new NASA data... continue »

Protests are ongoing against a controversial oil pipeline project in North Dakota and a Native American artist says the Pacific should take note to prevent similar projects from occurring elsewhere... continue »

EU regulators set a path for renewables to power half of Europe by 2030, with plans to cut energy use, phase out subsidies for coal and enforce greater cross-border trade... continue »

California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation's leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock... continue »

Alaska is warming about twice as fast as the rest of the nation. So what are the dozens of villages at imminent risk of destruction to do? ... continue »

Climate change threatens to undermine Thailand's efforts to combat illegal fishing and avoid a potential European Union ban on exports by the multi-billion dollar seafood industry... continue »

Haitians voted for a new president this week and are hoping the winner can help speed the recovery. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Reuters correspondent Makini Brice... continue »

A recent analysis tallied the amount of deforestation caused by illegal gold mining in Peru, finding 62,500 hectares of forest was lost in four years... continue »

NASA's Earth Science Division is set to be stripped of funding as the president-elect seeks to shift focus away from home in favor of deep space exploration... continue »

The annual production of algae, the base of the food web, increased an estimated 47 percent between 1997 and 2015, and the Arctic Ocean is greening up earlier each year... continue »

Canada will phase out traditional coal-fired electricity by 2030. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said coal currently accounts for close to 10% of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions... continue »

Analysts speculate that regulation changes and political maneuvering could have a powerful impact on the low-emission auto industry, which is closer than ever to tapping into the mainstream... continue »

The puffins were not supposed to be there. Though the birds are a common sight on the Alaskan island of St. Paul, they typically fly the coop before October, heading south to overwinter... continue »

An oil field estimated to contain 20bn barrels of oil has been found in Texas's Permian Basin. It is three times larger than the Bakken oilfields of North Dakota, and could be worth as much as $900bn... continue »

President Obama is planning in the coming days to release an offshore oil and natural gas plan that blocks new drilling leases in the Arctic Ocean through 2022, people familiar with the plan said... continue »

When John Kerry reaches Marrakech this week and addresses the world, he will indeed have seen firsthand what few others ever will. But the political ground will have entirely shifted since he left... continue »

Environmental groups, fresh off rejuvenating victories on the climate front, now face a political world aligned against them... continue »

Should a doomsday agricultural crisis hit the world's driest environments, scientists and farmers will turn to an up-and-coming research center and seed bank in Morocco to restock their harvests... continue »

U.S. EPA employees were in tears. Worried Energy Department staffers were offered counseling. Some federal employees were so depressed, they took time off. Others might retire early... continue »

Life on Earth has already been fundamentally altered by global warming, affecting the genes of plants and animals and altering every ecosystem on the planet... continue »

New research suggests the Earth's climate could be more sensitive to greenhouse gases than thought, raising the spectre of an 'apocalyptic side of bad' temperature rise of more than 7C within a lifetime... continue »

Oil declined as Republican Donald Trump was elected the 45th U.S. president, prevailing over Democrat Hillary Clinton in a victory that threw global markets into turmoil... continue »

The focus on bigotry and email secrecy in the presidential race is eclipsing distinct differences in the candidates' views on energy and climate change... continue »

A $1 billion fund for cutting the climate change impact of oil and gas has been announced by 10 of the world's biggest oil companies, aimed at keeping the firms in business and cutting the burning of coal... continue »

On the edge of the Sahara desert, Morocco is building one of the world's biggest solar power plants in a project largely funded by the European Union... continue »

Public funds from Europe's carbon trading program, set up to help poorer countries reduce emissions, will help build two plants that will emit about 7m tons of CO2 a year... continue »

Top oil companies including Saudi Aramco and Shell are joining forces to create an investment fund to develop technologies to promote renewable energy... continue »

Windfarms and solar power could soon lose the privilege of getting priority over other energy sources on European electricity grids, leaked documents show... continue »

A United Nations body is investigating controversial methods to avert runaway climate change by giving humans the go-ahead to re-engineer the Earth's oceans and atmosphere... continue »

More than 10,000 New York City residents are using solar power to reduce their electric bills. But hardly any of those people converting the sun's rays into savings are poor... continue »

Researchers have predicted for years that one of the effects of global warming could be that whatever is frozen in permafrost might be released as temperatures climb... continue »

This week, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to require that certain new buildings be built with a green roof, an eco-friendly design technique that sows plants above a roofline... continue »

Australia is experiencing an increase in extreme conditions from climate change and more sophisticated modelling is allowing scientists to pinpoint humans' contribution to the wilder weather... continue »

The cause of the rapid increase in methane emissions since 2007 has puzzled scientists. But new research finds some surprising culprits in the methane surge... continue »

The selection of Antonio Guterres as the new United Nations Secretary General is encouraging news for those concerned about the global challenges brought on by climate change... continue »

Climate change could spark the world's next financial crisis, according to Paul Fisher, who retired this year as deputy head of the Bank of England body which supervises the country's banks... continue »

India wants to provide its entire population with electricity and lift millions out of poverty, but in order to prevent the world overheating it also needs to switch away from fossil fuels... continue »

As Europe's wind energy production rises dramatically, offshore turbines are proliferating from the Irish Sea to the Baltic Sea. It's all part of the UN's strong push away from fossil fuels and toward renewables... continue »

It's hard to imagine that any city in North America will escape the effects of climate change within the next 25 years. But some will be better positioned than others... continue »

Greenland is melting. The shrinking of the country's ice sheet is triggering feedback loops that accelerate the global crisis. The floodgates may already be open... continue »

A UN conference on cities reveals global momentum to seek lower-carbon urban living patterns. But blending emission cuts with economic growth is a daunting challenge... continue »

Small nuclear reactors, funded by investors like Bill Gates, are emerging in the U.S. as cheaper, safer alternatives to traditional nuclear power plant designs... continue »

Gunmen have killed a city official known for strongly enforcing environmental laws in a Brazilian state where conflicts over ongoing, wide-scale Amazon deforestation have led to bloodshed... continue »

In a new opinion paper, two climate experts argue that relying on the uncertain concept of negative emissions as a fix could lock the world into a severe climate-change pathway... continue »

The world's coffee supply may be in danger owing to climate change. In the world's biggest coffee-producing nation, Brazil, the effects of warming temperatures are already being felt in some communities... continue »

A phaseout of hydrofluorocarbons could have a major effect on climate change but would make air-conditioning more expensive just as many Indians are becoming able to afford it... continue »

Two visionary adventurers who piloted Solar Impusle 2, the first plane powered completely by the sun around the world, said clean renewable technology can stop climate change... continue »

Global demand for energy per capita will peak in 2030 thanks to new technology and stricter government policies, the World Energy Council has predicted... continue »

Haiti is struggling to cope with a rise in cholera cases with officials warning that contaminated water and a lack of hygiene are posing a risk to thousands of people in the impoverished country... continue »

Less than a decade ago, the coal industry was at its peak. Now, bankruptcies across the industry are leading many to question whether it's the beginning of the end for coal... continue »

A Paris swimming pool has inaugurated a heating system using warmth recovered from sewers in an attempt to cut costs and reduce carbon emissions... continue »

Solar panels generated more electricity than coal in the past six months in a historic year for getting energy from the sun in the UK, according to a new analysis... continue »

There are 1.2 billion people in the world living without electricity. An Indian organization hopes to change that by training illiterate woman to become solar technicians... continue »

India, which accounts for about 4.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, ratified the Paris climate change agreement Sunday at the United Nations... continue »

Environmental mismanagement, water overuse, the pressures of population growth and a government more concerned with economic challenges have exacerbated Iran's agricultural problems... continue »

Tar sands account for 35 percent of the oil giant's holdings, up from 17 percent a decade ago, and may come under scrutiny in SEC's probe of its reserve accounting... continue »

It is that time of year again: crisp air, pumpkin lattes, sweaters, and, of course, our annual reminder that the world is gradually getting warmer... continue »

A top-secret U.S. military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, which had been thought buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by rising temperatures... continue »

German rail's most innovative project for 2017 won't go especially fast, and youÕve probably never heard of the cities it will link. It will still revolutionize rail travel, with one dramatic change... continue »

The aviation industry is supporting a United Nations proposal to limit pollution from international flights even though the measure may eventually cost companies $24 billion annually... continue »

U.S. Native American tribes and Canadian First Nations are banding together to "collectively challenge and resist" proposals to build more pipelines from tar sands in Alberta, Canada... continue »

It might sound strange, but scientists believe the ground we walk on can be a huge weapon in the fight against climate change. That's because the earth's soil is serves as a giant carbon reservoir... continue »

An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations... continue »

Large parts of East Antarctica can indeed collapse, and moreover, can do so in conditions not too dissimilar from those we're creating today with all of our greenhouse gas emissions... continue »

After questions were raised about foreign donations, the foundation's new plan for a Hillary Clinton presidency means less money for combating climate change... continue »

In 2012, the governor of Wyoming made an exciting announcement: Cheyenne, the state's capital, would be the home to a huge new Microsoft data center. Then things got complicated... continue »

Tracts of land are being cleared to make way for palm plantations, releasing vast quantities of CO2 and giving poachers easy access to endangered Helmeted Hornbills... continue »

Washington state adopted a new rule Thursday to limit greenhouse-gas emissions from large carbon polluters, joining a handful of other states in capping emissions to address climate change... continue »

A coalition of 25 prominent members of US national security community warn that higher temperatures and rising seas will inundate bases and fuel conflict... continue »

Personal electric cars are great, but larger vehicles like buses and trucks (at least those that operate in cities) are arguably better. Public buses, in particular, are perfect candidates for electrification... continue »

August 2016 was the warmest such month on record, according to NASA data. This further ensures that the year will beat 2015 for the dubious title of the warmest year on record... continue »

Glaciers are data, and all that precious data is disappearing. So what's a group of concerned European scientists to do? Fly the at-risk melty stuff to somewhere even colder like Antarctica... continue »

Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's remaining wilderness in the last 25 years and there may be none left within a century if trends continue, according to an authoritative new study... continue »

Building new high-voltage direct-current power lines in U.S. will help the nation's aging power grid handle more renewable energy. It also promises to sharply cut emissions that cause climate change.... continue »

New studies suggest that protecting tapirs and other large seed-eating mammals is key to preserving carbon storage in rain forests... continue »

The amount of coal-fired power generation under development worldwide has shrunk by 14 percent this year, driven down by China as it struggles with oversupply and tries to promote cleaner energy... continue »

An International Union for Conservation of Nature report warns that 'truly staggering' rate of warming is changing the behaviour of marine species, reducing fishing zones and spreading disease... continue »

The number of Africans at risk of malaria will nearly double to 25 mln by 2080 as areas where the disease is not currently present will become transmission zones due to climate change... continue »

The Paris deal is the world's first comprehensive climate agreement. It will come into force legally after it is ratified by 55 countries, which between them produce 55% of global carbon emissions... continue »

Pope Francis has called for urgent action to stop climate change and proposed that caring for the environment be added to traditional Christian works of mercy... continue »

Despite beginning the summer at unprecedentedly low levels, this year's minimum won't break the stunning record of 2012, experts say, thanks to cloudy weather that slowed the rate of melt... continue »

Explorers in 2015 discovered only about a tenth as much oil as they have annually on average since 1960. This year, they'll probably find even less... continue »

Beyond the possibilities for leisure, three-day weekends might also be one of the easiest steps we could take to radically reduce our environmental impact and future-proof our economy... continue »

While Alaskans have long endured dense mosquitoes and frigid air, we've always had the absence of venomous snakes and dog ticks. But the latter may be establishing themselves here... continue »

Americans in their 20s and 30s could lose trillions of dollars in potential lifetime earnings as climate change disrupts the global economy and weakens U.S. productivity... continue »

Populations of a rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate change alters its habitat... continue »

The northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the origins of human-induced climate change to the mid-19th century... continue »

Australia will blow its carbon budget with either the Coalition's emissions reduction targets, or those suggested by the Labor opposition, highlighting the urgent need for negative-emissions technology... continue »

Americans in their 20s and 30s could lose trillions of dollars in potential lifetime earnings as climate change disrupts the global economy and weakens U.S. productivity... continue »

This small village looks like any other nestled in the countryside. But Ashton Hayes is different in an important way when it comes to one of the world's most pressing issues: climate change... continue »

As global temperatures soar, wildfires rage and sea ice levels dwindle to record lows, a luxury cruise company has found a way to make a pretty penny off our rapidly changing climate... continue »

Sea ice melting since 1979 is "enormously outside the bounds of natural variability" and clearly linked to humans burning fossil fuels, research shows... continue »

Scotland's rare mountain plants are disappearing at an "alarming rate" and face possible extinction, according to new research for the country's leading conservation charity... continue »

The carbon pledges made by 178 nations in Paris to date won't likely save tropical coral reefs and cloud forests, or prevent mass global extinctions. More is needed... continue »

Large-scale solar projects require vast amounts of land, land that also is home to many animal and plant species, most iconic among them a slow-moving herbivore called the desert tortoise... continue »

Twenty species are newly documented denizens of Chukchi and Beaufort seas, according to a new report released by the U.S. Geological Survey and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management... continue »

With the Olympics well underway in Rio de Janeiro, the contamination of the city's waterways with raw sewage has earned the international sporting event the vivid if ungracious epithet "Poop Olympics"... continue »

Southern California is experiencing its worst smog in years this summer as heat and stagnant weather increase the number of bad air days and drive up ozone pollution to levels not seen since 2009... continue »

The top two U.S. solar manufacturers are shifting away from the biggest domestic market because utilities aren't signing as many deals to buy electricity from their giant power plants... continue »

U.S. states should force coal companies to set aside collateral to pay for future mine cleanups and protect taxpayers as the industry braces for further declines, a leading federal regulator said... continue »

Loss of biodiversity in Lake Tanganyika, Africa's oldest and deepest lake, has been driven by 500 years of sustained climate warming, a study of core sediments has found... continue »

Many species of shorebirds that migrate to the Arctic each year to breed their young will lose substantial amounts of their summer habitat to climate change... continue »

Travel to anywhere in Japan today and one of the first things you're likely to see are stores and farmers' markets selling local agricultural products based on a locally famous fruit or vegetable... continue »

Athletes and tourists converging on Brazil this week are crowding into a country where rapid environmental change and natural weather fluctuations nurtured a viral epidemic that has gone global... continue »

With temperatures soaring and drought increasing, many in Africa are losing their livelihoods. They are looking for other ways to survive, in some cases by turning to groups like Boko Haram... continue »

The White House's environmental office the Council on Environmental Quality has finalized a six-year process of shaping how the government's agencies will factor climate change into their decisions... continue »

By linking networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations and batteries, a growing number of companies in the U.S. and Europe are helping utilities reduce energy demand at peak hours... continue »

The record-breaking heat of the first six months has turned to severe seasonal flooding across Asia in one of the strongest monsoon seasons in many years... continue »

EPA declares that jet engine exhaust endangers public health by contributing to climate change, a milestone as it works to develop regulations that will cut carbon emissions from commercial aircraft... continue »

Global warming is causing swathes of jellyfish to flock to British beaches as warmer seas attract the stinging menaces. The number of blooms, when jelly fish mass together, are on the rise in coastal waters... continue »

The green slime that washed onto Florida beaches earlier this month marks the eighth time since 2004 that toxic algae have fouled the Sunshine State's storied coastline... continue »

A new law that took effect in Poland earlier this month could kill growing competition from land-based wind farms by expanding setback requirements tenfold and increasing tax burdens... continue »

The global battle against climate change has passed a historic turning point with China's huge coal burning finally having peaked, according to senior economists... continue »

One of Australia's biggest family-owned wineries wants to become the country's first zero-waste wine producer, and has invested more than $15m to achieve this goal... continue »

A huge toxic algae bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening more than 100 people and leaving farmers scrambling for clean water for days... continue »

Millions of holidaying scuba divers are able to become citizen scientists and take vital measurements of ocean temperatures, which are being driven up by climate change... continue »

The world is on track for its hottest year on record and levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have reached new highs, further fuelling global warming, the WMO has said... continue »

A scheme to collect greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage technology work... continue »

Searing temperatures caused by climate change may cost global economies more than $2 trillion by 2030, restricting working hours in some of the poorest parts of the world... continue »

If you are worried about climate change, it has never been easier to move your money away from companies connected to fossil fuels, with plenty of carbon-free banking and investment options available... continue »

Droughts, floods, forest fires and melting poles, climate change is impacting Earth like never before. From the Australia to Greenland, Ashley Cooper's work spans 13 years and over 30 countries... continue »

China has allocated 199 million yuan ($29.76 million) to spend on its weather modification program as part of efforts to combat drought and reduce the impact of natural disasters... continue »

Trade negotiators in Brussels are proposing new loopholes on a G20 pledge to phase out fossil fuel subsidies within a decade, in the latest leaked TTIP proposals seen by the Guardian... continue »

Kelp and eelgrass can effectively absorb CO2 and reduce acidity in the ocean. Growing these plants in local waters could help mitigate the damaging impacts of acidification on marine life... continue »

The way clouds cover the Earth may be changing because of global warming, according to a study published Monday that used satellite data to track cloud patterns across about two decades, starting in the 1980s... continue »

Vast swathes of mangroves have died in Australia's north, with scientists saying climate change is likely responsible for the staggering scale of the event... continue »

Deforestation and conservation policies affect the millions of city dwellers, farmers, ranchers, rubber tappers, and indigenous people who call the Amazon home... continue »

From mid-June onwards, ice cover disappeared at an average rate of 29,000 miles a day, about 70% faster than the typical rate of ice loss, experts say... continue »

An indigenous group that survived Spanish and Inca conquest cannot handle the abrupt upheaval of global warming. Lake Poop— was more than their livelihood: It was their identity... continue »

California's ancient redwood forests aren't just majestic and among the oldest living things on Earth, a new study finds they are a particularly potent weapon against global warming... continue »

The race for the White House is failing to grapple with the key issues of the day, especially the urgent need to combat climate change before atmospheric changes become irreversible... continue »

Nature wrought the inlet that separates this narrow strip of dunes and brush from Ocean City just to the north, but humans have sought to control the shifting sands ever since... continue »

Florida health officials confirmed 10 new Zika infections recently, the largest number of infections found on a single day and a sign of the United States' faltering response to a looming crisis... continue »

The three countries agree to generate half their electricity from clean energy by 2025, which is not considered much of a reach depending on how clean energy is defined... continue »

Businesses typically put solar panels on their roofs to support clean energy and cut emissions, but a small group of them are branching out to earn profits from selling solar electricity... continue »

The Indus River, which supports the lives of 300 million people, is supplying Pakistan with less water than it did 50 years ago. The news comes as demand for water is projected to rise sharply... continue »

Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle claims stemming from its diesel emissions cheating scandal, in what would be one of the largest consumer class-action settlements ever in the US... continue »

After weathering overfishing, pollution, foreign competition and government regulation, America's fishing fleet faces a challenge it can't outrun: climate change... continue »

When Julien Andrianiana started selling charcoal 14 years ago, he was just one of a few dealers around. Most households in Toliara, a coastal city in Madagascar, still used firewood for cooking... continue »

China can tap just 10 percent of its wind resources to supply more than a quarter of its electricity by 2030, significantly boosting the global transition to renewable energy, according to an MIT study... continue »

A continuous influx of sea water is threatening agriculture and food security in vast coastal areas of Bangladesh, but farmers are finding ways to adapt, like cultivating fish and crops at the same time... continue »

Nuclear reactors are not being built rapidly enough around the world to meet targets on curbing global warming, according to a report by the World Nuclear Association, an industry body... continue »

There's no question that reducing our dependence on fossil fuels would achieve highly significant health and economic benefits for children worldwide... continue »

In northernmost Alaska, permafrost is steadily warming and large amounts of thaw are expected by the end of the century. But for some spots, the thaw is about 70 years ahead of that predicted pace... continue »

A fundraising appeal to help preserve St Kilda in Scotland has begun after research showed catastrophic crashes in seabird numbers linked to climate change... continue »

Katharine Hayhoe is a leading climate scientist and she's probably best known for engaging diverse communities in an ongoing discussion about the impacts of climate change... continue »

Carbon dioxide has been steadily rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution, setting a new high year after year. The last station on Earth without a 400 parts per million reading has reached it... continue »

Greenhouse gases released from the growing of crops and livestock directly increased by a little more than 1 percent in 2014, compared with a year prior, the newly updated data shows... continue »

Scotland's latest greenhouse gas emission figures are to be published. The figures are widely expected to show that the country has met its annual climate change target for the first time... continue »

Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 will shatter the symbolic barrier of 400 parts per million (ppm) this year and will not fall below it our in our lifetimes, according to a new Met Office study... continue »

Germany's Daimler will lift the curtain on its long-distance electric car at the Paris Motor Show in October, as the automaker gears up to compete with Tesla Motors Inc's Model X SUV... continue »

The tiny Mediterranean island of Formentera has taken delivery of six electric cars as part of an ambitious plan to be the first island in Europe to banish traditional cars from its shores... continue »

Carbon emissions stopped growing in 2015 for the first time in 10 years as the world turned its back on coal and embraced energy efficiency and renewable power with increased vigour... continue »

In the wild worlds of coral reefs, seaweeds and corals are locked in mortal battles and scientists have revealed how overfishing, sewage and farm pollution can tip the balance in favor of the weeds... continue »

Australia's natural wonder is in mortal danger. Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of its coral this year and many scientists believe it could be too late for the rest... continue »

Norway will ban the sale of all fossil fuel-based cars in the next decade, continuing its trend towards becoming one of the most ecologically progressive countries on the planet... continue »

Secret briefings to Canada's indigenous affairs minister warn that natural disasters are increasing in number and severity, disproportionately affecting remote reserve communities... continue »

Climate change may dramatically increase carbon storage in Alaska's temperate forests, possibly offsetting the climate impacts of melting permafrost and wildfires... continue »

Scientists on an expedition to Jarvis Island in the Pacific Remote Island Marine National Monument have found devastating loss of corals due to record warm ocean temperatures... continue »

Climate scientists are so worried that we're going to fail to prevent catastrophic consequences that some are studying how we can hack the climate, also known as "geoengineering"... continue »

The planet would warm by searing 10C if all fossil fuels are burned, leaving some regions uninhabitable and wreaking profound damage on human health, food supplies and the global economy... continue »

In a country hit by a devastating poaching surge for rhino horn and elephant ivory, local people are turning the tide, but the wider problems of demand, corruption and organised crime remain... continue »

America will pause to honor the thousands of men and women who fought and died to preserve ExxonMobil's First Amendment rights, and protect it from the tyranny of justice... continue »

Extreme weather is becoming one of the biggest risks to World Heritage icons like the Polynesian Easter Island or Britain's Stonehenge, posing a threat to tourism and economies alike... continue »

A boom in solar and wind power jobs in the U.S. led the way to a global increase in renewable energy employment to more than 8 million people in 2015, according to a report... continue »

Scientists reported in the journal Marine Biology that ocean acidification, which is caused when carbon dioxide pollution dissolves into oceans can kill and stunt young crabs... continue »

The U.S. led the world last year in producing both oil and gas, federal government estimates published Monday show, even as the country committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions... continue »

Glencore Plc investors agreed that the largest exporter of coal burned for power should provide more info on risks to its business from growing levels of government legislation to tackle climate change... continue »

At midnight on 10 May, the UK hit an energy milestone. For the first time in over 100 years, the amount of coal being used by the national grid to power Britain's kettles, computer and televisions fell to zero... continue »

India just set a new national record heat benchmark when the small city of Phalodi recorded a high temperature of a whopping 51 degrees Celsius, or 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit, on May 19... continue »

According to the World Bank, there are 40 nations and 20 states, provinces and cities that have implemented emissions trading systems, a number that has tripled over the last 10 years... continue »

The Department of Energy has proposed a rule that would phase out most existing bulbs after 2020, including halogen incandescents that now account for about half the U.S. market... continue »

A pre-eminent scientist in the field of rising global sea levels has been given notice of his dismissal as part of deep cuts at Australia's national science agency that will reduce the country's role in global climate research... continue »

Over a billion people may be at risk of coastal flooding by 2060 due population growth and the consequences of climate change, a study published by the UK based Christian Aid charity revealed... continue »

Areas of Arctic ice near Greenland are growing more unstable due to climate change. A former astronaut diagnosed with Stage IV cancer is spending his final year monitoring the melt... continue »

A ripple effect of weather, insects and other food supplies, from the Arctic to the tropics, may be driving down the population of the red knot, according to a new study... continue »

As fuel, firewood remains the dominant source of energy in Uganda. It has a long history of being unsustainably harvested. But with new technology, biomass is now cleaning up its act... continue »

Increasingly battered by heat, drought and flood, U.S. national parks are responding with a combination of stubborn resistance, creative accommodation and resigned acceptance... continue »

The steady rise of Earth's temperature is sending the planet spiraling closer to the point where warming's catastrophic consequences may be all but assured... continue »

New UK government tests confirm that diesel cars produce a lot more air pollution in real-world driving when compared with the legal tests. Those sold since 2009 emitted six times more nitrogen oxides... continue »

Over the next few weeks, a discreet but vital diplomatic campaign will be launched to try to save one of the most remote regions of the world: the Ross Sea in Antarctica... continue »

As the Antarctic and Greenland ice caps melt, sea levels could rise by six feet this century, and far higher in the next, flooding many of the world's populated coastal areas... continue »

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.

A new paper provides valuable information about climate science, evidence of the politicization that helped collapse the public policy debate ... continue »

President Barack Obama is unilaterally blocking the government from issuing new offshore drilling leases in large parts of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, which media outlets have described as permanent ... continue »

Market Watch, a subsidiary of Dow Jones and News Corp, has provided advice on how we should climate proof our lives. But the assumptions behind their advice are as shaky as any climate model ... continue »

We find yet another example where a test of real-world data fail to match the doom and gloom prognostications of climate alarmists and their ever-failing models on this important topic ... continue »

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-Elect Trump's pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is being painted by fearful leftists as a monster, a creature who will destroy the planet... continue »

NYT brings us this heartrending story about polar bears on the verge of extinction fooling people into thinking they are fine, by looking overweight, and scavenging Alaskan rubbish dumps... continue »

They didn't expect Virginia property owners directly affected by the pipeline to show up, advocating for their rights. The property owners' message was simple: "Pipeline yes, eminent domain no"... continue »

How did the soils of the drylands suffer in response to the concomitant increase in the atmosphere's CO2 concentration? Could you possibly believe not at all? Read on to see the real results... continue »

If there is one area of climate prediction which demonstrates how disconnected from evidence climate science has become, it is tattered predictions that climate might cause food shortages... continue »

A new study of the subject suggests that prior concerns about the presumed negative consequences of atmospheric CO2 enrichment may not occur in the case of certain juvenile oysters... continue »

Massively wealthy climate fear prophet and green government subsidy profiteer Al Gore finally has something real to be alarmed about. And yes, it's quite the opposite of rising sea levels... continue »

New research by Dr. Roger Bezdek shows that excessive groundwater pumping, not manmade global warming, is the primary cause of subsidence in coastal areas studied... continue »

Donald Trump's opposition to the global warming alarm is a refreshing change from the Obama Administration's naive and hugely expensive crusade to lead the world to save the climate... continue »

Uncertainties associated with climate engineering are too great for it to provide an alternative to the rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions ... continue »

The US Government has formally objected to an attempt by Spanish Renewable Giant Abengoa's bankrupt US arm to walk out on $130 million of federal loans... continue »

According to the latest international comparison, Australian kids are falling further behind, despite ever-larger sums of taxpayer cash being poured into the Chalk-Industrial Complex... continue »

Larvae and pupae reared in elevated CO2 conditions showed lower fitness, including increased mortality, reduced pupal weight, and, in multiple generations, longer development times... continue »

EPA celebrated its 46th anniversary Friday, just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump likely takes the agency in a totally different direction... continue »

Green outrage is growing that Congress tweeted a link to an article by James Delingpole, which details how global average land temperature has just crashed by 1C... continue »

While searching through historical archives to find out more about the 15th-century climate of what is now Belgium, northern France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, Chantal Camenisch noticed sth odd... continue »

Until natural variability is properly replicated in OA experiments, the response of marine life to future declines in oceanic pH must be taken with a large grain of salt... continue »

A meta-analysis reveals a positive relationship between the two variables that is enhanced the longer the duration of CO2 enrichment is applied... continue »

Ever since the elections, our media, schools, workplaces, and houses of worship have presented stories showcasing the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance... continue »

Sometimes, you just have to laugh. In the rush to become politically correct and green, some companies really don't think their policies through very well... continue »

Barack Obama saw the Paris Agreement as the keystone of a lustrous legacy but, like so many of his less-than-glittering achievements, the Trump victory has confounded that ambition... continue »

Salon has helpfully provided Americans with a list of Federal climate budget cuts which can be applied on day one of the new Trump administration... continue »

Although much has been accomplished since the early efforts of the 1970s, modern models of tropical cyclones are still nowhere near where they need to be in order to be of much worth... continue »

Secretary of State John Kerry took his last official trip to Antarctica, to try to cool down the Trump phenomenon that is threatening the wealth and power of the UN and worldwide climate alarm industry... continue »

And they will likely be able to do it better and better, as the atmosphere's CO2 concentration continues to rise and enhance their productivity... continue »

The UN climate talks in Marrakesh, Morocco, finished with demands for more climate cash, and pleas for incoming President Donald Trump to keep the U.S. within the UN climate regime... continue »

Crony capitalists are gathering, eager to take a bite out of the giant heap of cash allotted for the UN Green Climate Fund, and massive national grants and subsidies... continue »

Fitzherald et al.'s research findings clearly demonstrate that "elevated atmospheric can dramatically increase wheat yields in semi-arid environments and buffer against heat waves"... continue »

Whatever else he does, President-elect Donald Trump can be counted on to shoo those green snouts out of the climate-scare trough, first by repealing Obama's executive orders, then... continue »

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has warned President-elect Trump that he will not have the power to derail climate programmes, even climate programmes in the USA... continue »

Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of almost no growth... continue »

The resolution addressed comments made by the editor-in-chief of Think Progress against Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., a professor at the university... continue »

Yet since 1999 the EPA has failed to acknowledge erroneous ozone measurements biased upward by mercury vapor and other interference... continue »

President-elect Donald Trump is not a "climate denier". He has never denied the climate. To my knowledge, no AGW skeptic has ever denied the climate... continue »

Trump has promised to cut the EPA, scrap the Paris climate treaty and rollback rules holding back U.S. energy production... continue »

As part of the push for Leonardo DiCaprio's new climate documentary, created in cooperation with National Geographic, producers released a top ten list of 'climate deniers'... continue »

There is yet hope that America will choose to capitalize on its massive energy reosurces and keep energy costs down to facilitate competitiveness on the world stage... continue »

Environmental activists and government bureaucracies are today shameless as they falsify documents, hide research, mislead and obfuscate as they collude to fabricate a case against glyphosate... continue »

The formation of sulfur dioxide from the oxidation of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and, thus, of cooling clouds over the oceans seems to be overvalued in current climate models... continue »

The Weather Channel released a video featuring kids lecturing their parents about global warming. How much should we believe children understand about the complexities of climate science? ... continue »

Global warming ranks dead last among a host of important issues that people across the world worry about, according to a yearly survey conducted by the United Nations... continue »

The weekend ratings are out, and they aren't good news for Leonardo DiCaprio's Global Warming Epic 'Before the Flood'. Ironically, the kids show 'Bubble Guppies' beat it at no. 53... continue »

Until Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti nearly a month ago, on October 4, the impoverished island country was out of the headlinesÑpushed aside by election news... continue »

Australian ranchers have published a report urging a climate exit to stop the insane assault on farming and ranching that is being orchestrated by billionaires in the name of saving the environment... continue »

A study of multiple soybean cultivars reveals seed yield enhancements of 20 to 100 percent in response to atmospheric CO2 increases from 380 to 659 ppm... continue »

The current generation of GCMs does not perform well in calculating the change in the continental component of heat storage in Earth's terrestrial surfaces... continue »

Experts from Cardiff University have offered up an explanation as to why our planet began to move in and out of ice ages every 100,000 years... continue »

Five morphological, six dry weight and eight yield traits examined by the authors of this study were found to benefit from higher levels of atmospheric CO2... continue »

Draconian energy regulatory policies are being premised upon tax-funded climate alarmism promulgated by government agencies we are supposed to trust... continue »

During the recent statewide blackout in South Australia, there is no doubt that unstable output from wind farms triggered the cascade of events which caused the power outage... continue »

The result reveals another example of the difficulty of mankind's ability to reduce one of nature's unique climatic phenomena to a set of mathematical equations that would have the ability to foretell the future... continue »

Greens are slowly waking up to the horrifying realisation that even the Democrats don't think they are important enough to feature in Presidential debates... continue »

Michael Mann, inventor of the iconic Hockey Stick Graph, is concerned that TV networks might have been compromised into downplaying the climate crisis... continue »

Today's best climate models are demonstrated to still have a considerable way to go before they can be used to adequately project the frequency and magnitude of weather events of this nature... continue »

Tom Nelson made the mistake of trying to show a true climate believer that even warmer temperatures had occurred many many years before, in 1938, but this person would hear none of it... continue »

Hydraulic fracturing operations in Western Colorado are having "little to no impact" on local wildlife, according to a new report by state regulators... continue »

A rainforest charity called on Leonardo DiCaprio to give up his title as UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change... continue »

A leaked Clinton campaign email suggests Clinton is aware that Russia is pouring millions of dollars into Western green groups, particularly anti-fracking groups... continue »

Climate alarmists continually and contentiously claim that rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations lead to more frequent and serious weather events throughout the world. But is this really the case? ... continue »

They're at it again. The UN is gearing up once again to convene a major gathering for the purpose of micro-managing our lives. This one is set for next week in South America... continue »

From the AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY and the "consensus is the same as data" department comes this eyeroller of a claim that seems to confuse climate, real air pollution, and weather... continue »

In the wake of his failed 2016 "ice free" prediction, Dr. Peter Wadhams has spoken up, claiming most scientists are frightened to speak up about the climate crisis... continue »

Veteran meteorologist and Weather Channel founder John Coleman has been following Hurricane Matthew and has a message for environmentalists linking the storm to global warming. It's not, he says... continue »

A new study suggests that outbreaks of vegetation-devouring insects can actually promote something as beneficial as the reduction of the severity of regional forest fires... continue »

Hurricane expert Dr. Ryan Maue noted that the GFS model started to act a bit loopy when it came to forecasting the track of Hurricane Matthew. He notes that... continue »

Certain climate modelers suggest that many plants are currently at the thermal limits of their geographical ranges, when studies such as the one reviewed here suggest otherwise... continue »

When the weather gets hot each year, coffee plants get by with a little help from their friends, one of the best of which is the ongoing rise in the atmosphere's CO2 concentration... continue »

A study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research claims that global warming is the root cause of recent spate of cold winters in the Eastern United States. But don't worry... continue »

It isn't just climate change where we see blunders being made daily, the mistakes made by some of history's greatest scientists are often useful, and they learned from them... continue »

It's been a little over four years since an "Arctic expert" claimed the North Pole would be ice-free by the summer of 2016. That never happened... continue »

In terms of both annual and multi-centennial timeframes, what occurs on the sun has significant impacts on both the occurrence and nature of floods here on earth... continue »

Since hitting its earliest minimum extent since 1997, Arctic sea ice has been expanding at a phenomenal rate. It is the fourth highest extent in the last ten years... continue »

Barack Obama has no intention of going quietly into the night. His approval ratings remain above 50% and he's using that clout to make the Paris climate agreement a key element of his perceived "legacy"... continue »

Canadians loved "Climate Hustle" in Alberta, they are tired of expensive climate policies that enrich a few and do nothing meaningful for the environment... continue »

One of the major concerns about global warming is the fear that rising temperatures will cause an acceleration of sea level rise. But is this really the case? ... continue »

Experimentation is a major tool in the scientist's arsenal. We can put the same strain of bacteria into two Petri dishes, for example, and compare the relative effects of two different antibiotics... continue »

The latest posting of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat... continue »

Clearly, global warming, if it ever turns out to be as dramatic as it is often predicted to be, may actually turn out to be a benefit to a number of different animals, one type of which is butterflies... continue »

The planet is doomed unless humans achieve zero net "carbon" emissions within 40 years and maybe even if we do. That's the word from the Stockholm Resilience Centre... continue »

Erin Brockovich became rich and famous by promoting the notion that people in Hinkley, CA, got cancer because of hexavalent chromium (Chromium-6) in drinking water... continue »

Environmentalists are ecstatic with the announcement, but New England fishermen aren't very happy about losing fisheries worth $50 million to their bottom-line... continue »

The latest posting of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Maize... continue »

Everyone knows that before the global warming scare began in the 1980s, scientists were much more worried about global cooling and the coming ice age... continue »

Climate alarmists are quick to claim that global warming will bring more deaths to people living in relatively warm environments than in colder regions, but the truth of the matter is just the opposite... continue »

While the anti-fracking crowd snarkily sought to blame hydraulic fracturing for the recent Oklahoma earthquake, the truth is that wastewater injection wells are the much more likely culprit, not fracking... continue »

Warmists have no need for sacramental confession to expiate the sins of their wild inaccuracies and habitually incorrect prophecies. They make up new "facts" and keep grants rolling in... continue »

It wasn't just BLMUK's glaring diversity problem (what, no black faces?), but the curious collision of environmentalist and racial politics afoot, namely, the cry that 'climate crisis is a racist crisis'... continue »

After all the time and money that has gone into the enterprise, almost everyone is still asking the age-old question: Are we there yet?... continue »

Both a drought-tolerant and a heat-tolerant tomato cultivar respond in a positive manner to atmospheric CO2 concentrations expected by the end of this century... continue »

General Electric, one of the world's largest suppliers of electrical power plant equipment, is all fired up about large markets for new coal-fired generation in India and China as America's shut down... continue »

A study published in Journal of Consumer Research suggests men are shying away from "green" behaviours because men think they are "unmanly"... continue »

If you're wondering whether to trust EPA on mercury, ozone, climate change, or other regulatory actions, you need look no further than how it has handled particulates... continue »

Out in the real world of nature, there are situations where either one or the other or a combination of the two causes of altitudinal tree migration have been responsible for the observed phenomenon... continue »

Just as there is more than one way to skin a cat, there are also more ways of ensuring that the increasing population of our planetary home will have enough food to eat throughout the eons to come... continue »

President Obama appears ready to bind the U.S. to the UN climate pact that was negotiated in Paris last year, and do so without submitting it to the Senate for ratification. This is outrageous... continue »

The Environmental Protection Agency thought it could get away with secretly whitewashing its program of illegal human experimentation. But you know what they say about the best-laid plans of mice and men... continue »

Contrary to alarmist expectations, rising temperatures and ongoing habitat disturbances have not negatively impacted bird abundances on Mt. Kilimanjaro... continue »

As stubborn facts ruin their narrative that neonicotinoid pesticides are causing a honeybee-pocalypse, environmental pressure groups are shifting to new scares to justify their demands for "neonic" bans... continue »

From Princeton University and the "it's not a lie, if you believe it" department comes this laughable study. Opinion is not hurricane data, and opinion doesn't trump physical measurement... continue »

A four-year FACE study reveals a stimulatory effect of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on these two crops under both ambient and elevated temperature conditions... continue »

Coral reefs inconveniently bounced back and are bursting with color and life. Corals are extremely old species. Coral thrived at far higher temperature and CO2 concentrations than anything we see today... continue »

A study sheds light on the surprising role that haze in China plays in promoting the urban heat island effect, a process whereby city centers tend to be significantly warmer than surrounding rural areas... continue »

Socio-economic and land use factors are more than capable of compensating for unfavorable changes in climate that can lead to malaria transmission and outbreaks... continue »

The warning signs have been there for some time now, persistent failures of the wheat crop in Norway for example. The North Atlantic is cooling. The cooling trend was evident... continue »

Some of the seas' tiniest bottom-dwelling organisms are not harmed by increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Quite to the contrary, in fact, they are actually enriched by it... continue »

A new FACE study reveals another significant benefit of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations for plants growing in phosphorus-limiting soils... continue »

The latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Quinoa... continue »

A report from The New York Times indicates customers with solar panel maker Global Efficient Energy (GEE) claim they were scammed out of nearly $20,000 on promises of major energy savings... continue »

'I've converted to veganism to reduce my impact on the living world.' Thus spoke the popular ecologist George Monbiot, hitherto BritainÕs best-known champion of eating roadkill... continue »

Most what we are expected to believe about climate change is presented by the media, which makes '60Minutes' worth noting but for the gullible vacuity of reporters and producers who should know better... continue »

America will be "tantalizingly close" to being energy independent by the year 2020, according to analysts at the Raymond James (RJ) investment firm... continue »

From the NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY and the "oceans are dying up" department comes this new worry that I'm pretty sure I don't believe one bit... continue »

A commentary published in Nature has claimed that careless human exploitation of natural resources poses a far greater threat to endangered species than climate change... continue »

It would appear that the more the trees are exposed to greater-than-current atmospheric CO2 concentrations and temperatures, the more they are able to make better use of limited water supplies... continue »

Donald Trump recently said he supports giving local communities control over hydraulic fracturing. "If some areas don't want" fracking, the decision should be "up to them", he commented... continue »

Imagine being a pro-coal activist, or a climate sceptic, for that matter, and enjoying open access to Australia's schools. Inconceivable, right? But if you're pushing Oxfam's green myths... continue »

China is getting way ahead of America in nuclear power, according to a study published Monday in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review... continue »

Air temperature and precipitation, in the words of Chattopadhyay and Edwards (2016), are "two of the most important variables in the fields of climate sciences and hydrology"... continue »

Here is a beautifully simple and elegant demonstration that IPCC has at least doubled true climate sensitivity, turning a non-problem into a wolf-criers' crisis... continue »

How well have the models done in their "predicting" of the past? One might assume quite well. But in doing so, one would be found to be quite wrong... continue »

In the face of public ennui toward 'climate change', the Obama Administration is making one last push (or putsch) to flood crony corporatists with climate cash... continue »

A recent Joe Mahoney article, NY looks to the wind to replace its fossil fuel diet, was full of half-truths and misinformation. There is nothing "free", "clean" or "green" about industrial wind... continue »

Even in times of drought, the second-growth evergreen forests of the region, which has a prior history of extensive forest logging, continue to increase their cover of the land... continue »

Real-world observations demonstrate that storm-battered reef islands can take a real beating, leading to a significant loss of area, only to come back even bigger and more stable than they were before... continue »

Republicans, if left in charge of the government as of January 2017, promise a balanced energy and climate policy that puts people first and focuses on costs and benefits of various policy options... continue »

A new experimental finding suggests that if frogs can tolerate the heat of climate-model-predicted global warming, various other animal species may also be able to do so... continue »

Perhaps because they know that teaching real climate science would turn alarmists into skeptics, some universities have resorted to indoctrination into climate politics as a total substitute for real science... continue »

Drought is a natural hazard that climate models have predicted will increase in the future in consequence of CO2-induced global warming. One way to gauge the validity of such predictions is... continue »

Climate models projected that Antarctica would warm, but it has cooled. Apparently, cooling is always nature, while warming is always man-made... continue »

In the future, the combined influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis and elevated CO2 will improve the growth and production of this most important global food crop... continue »

A group of adventurers, sailors, pilots and climate scientists that recently started a journey around the North Pole in an effort to show the lack of ice, has been blocked from further travels by ice... continue »

Tim Kaine is a potential running-mate choice for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Yet he is among the leaders of a Senate cabal seeking to discredit climate skeptics... continue »

In the wake of a dramatic rollback of climate policy in Britain and Germany, the UN has accused Britain and Germany of "betraying the spirit" of the Paris Climate Accord... continue »

For only the second time in a year, a NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite captured a view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth... continue »

The New York Times ran an op-ed by Adam Sobel, an "atmospheric scientist at Columbia". The gist of Sobel's article: Since 2005, the United States has been experiencing a hurricane "drought"... continue »

A cynical coalition of environmentalists and corrupt dictators and bureaucrats is working overtime to keep most Africans poor and malnourished, without jobs or access to modern medical care... continue »

Twenty-two free market and conservative groups called Democratic senators tyrants Tuesday for criticizing their opposition to global warming policies on the Senate floor... continue »

Climate alarmists cannot separate human influences from natural causes for any recent changes. They do not know how much Earth will warm by 2100. They cannot say at what point further warming will be "dangerous"... continue »

The phrase "tipping point" passed its own tipping point and caught fire after author Malcolm Gladwell's so-named 2000 book. It's frequently used in climate discussions, but what are "climate tipping points"? ... continue »

Another study adds to the growing mountain of evidence that suggests that global warming is a life-sustaining phenomenon, which is just the opposite of what climate alarmists continually claim... continue »

Regardless of sufficient or insufficient soil nitrogen, this "fruit of angels" appears poised to benefit from the ongoing rise in atmospheric CO2... continue »

It's not just Greens who are worried about Europe, Jean-Claude Juncker stated in a speech that leaders of other planets are worried about the direction Europe will take... continue »

Although much has been accomplished since the early efforts of the 1970s, modern models of tropical cyclones are still nowhere near where they need to be in order to be of much worth... continue »

A new study reveals the amazing power of the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 concentration to not only boost the crop's productivity but to increase its essential nutrient concentrations... continue »

Throughout the past four years, climate change activists have been secretly coordinating with one another regarding ways to prosecute individuals, organizations, and companies that are their ideological foes... continue »

The American people need a divorce from the elitist statists who have been running the United States without regard to law, due process. the entire Bill of Rights, and even the Supreme Court. But... continue »

Environmentalists are not happy about Six Flags' clear-cutting 66 acres of trees to put up solar panels, some have even filed a lawsuit to stop it... continue »

A fine example of the ongoing but likely-never-ending struggle of the world's climate modelers to correctly portray one of a vast host of important climatic phenomena... continue »

In a 21st century replay of the biblical battle between David and Goliath, Wyoming rancher Andy Johnson felled the most powerful regulatory giant in the country, the Environmental Protection Agency... continue »

Another experiment adds to the growing number of studies that suggest that a little global warming may well be a welcome phenomenon for the world's calcifying algae... continue »

Although they periodically take a beating when a major hurricane passes over them, a new study suggests that such damage is typically more than overcome in subsequent year... continue »

When British voters chose to leave the EU Thursday night, they weren't just voting against Brussels' immigration policies, they were also voting against Europe's growing list of green mandates... continue »

Researchers have long struggled to explain why some violent crime rates are higher near the equator than other parts of the world. Now, a team of researchers have developed a model that could help explain why... continue »

All the many and varied claims of threats are based on speculation and the flat-out fabrications of researchers, bureaucrats and activists seeking grants and donations... continue »

A new real-world study of an African bird species reveals a number of different ways in which it is benefited by warming, not the least of which is the enhanced likelihood of its own continued survival... continue »

Once again, another analysis of real-world data reveals that regional low temperatures are far more dangerous to one's health than are regional high temperatures... continue »

Martha Boneta's lawsuit against the Piedmont Environmental Council, filed in May, argues that the organization's linking of Jackson to her property was not just a mistake but a deliberate act of fraud... continue »

An enlightening study of a very important subject suggests we have little to fear about postulated negative effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on plant nitrogen acquisition in paddy field agriculture... continue »

The Guardian, Britain's wildly anti-fossil fuel news site, floated the idea on Tuesday of taking the "no-shower challenge" as a way to alleviate water shortages and heal environmental degradation... continue »

In the future, thanks to rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations, pea plants will likely outperform current growth and production in semiarid agricultural systems, irrespective of soil N status... continue »

American scientists have published a paper showing that wastewater from a shale-gas well and a coalbed methane site, disposed of by injecting it into a deep well, has reached a surface stream... continue »

If long-distance space-flight is to become a reality, we need to know how to make it self-sustainable esp. in terms of food production, which fact provides the stimulus for a new paper to come out of China... continue »

The recent electricity market data shows that Great Britain could be facing blackouts and extremely expensive electricity this winter because of the country's reliance on green energy... continue »

According to a conventional narrative, tropical islands are eroding away due to rising seas and increasingly devastating storms. Not really, according to the recent work of Ford and Kench... continue »

Two climate scientists skeptical of man-made global warming are closely watching a study they say could be a "death knell" to climate alarmism... continue »

Resolute Forest Products has begun to fight back, given that Greenpeace continued its campaign to bankrupt the company even after it signed onto the crippling deal... continue »

Weather spotters who report storm measurements and observations to a U.S. national compendium of storm data often exaggerate winds speeds, by about one third, on average... continue »

The latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Common Seabuckthorn Tree... continue »

President Obama is burning his so-called bridges to a "green energy" future that will leave America's families and industries powerlessly impoverished... continue »

The Australian Academy of Science has just honoured a fresh draft of boffins, including a pair whose names will be instantly familiar to all who marvel at Big Climate's high-volume alarmism ... continue »

Could the climate-alarmist-predicted one-two punch of anthropogenic CO2-induced global warming and ocean acidification, acting together, negatively impact the benthic foraminifers of oceans? ... continue »

Setting the stage for their study, Roy et al. (2015) write that rice is "one of the most important C3 species of cereal crops", adding that it "generally responds favorably to elevated CO2" ... continue »

1988 was a barn-burner year for climate alarmists. Then-Sen. Al Gore's steamy congressional hearing trumpeted a planet on fire, and the IPCC was created to produce pseudo-scientific evidence... continue »

Illinois nuclear plant operators have demanded more subsidies, to help keep unprofitable nuclear plants open, to prevent a surge of fossil fuel usage which they claim will occur if they are closed... continue »

New data clearly reveal the warmer-than-present temperatures that prevailed there when the air's carbon dioxide concentration was much less than it is today... continue »

Scientists lost the scientific script somewhere in the 20th century. The major loss involved the fact that correlation is not cause and effect. It was lost for several reasons... continue »

Climate scientism aggressively misrepresents facts and refuses to discuss energy and climate issues with anyone who points out massive flaws in the man-made climate chaos hypothesis... continue »

Unfortunately for Gore, as the years go by not only are many of his film's predictions wrong, but Gore's own view of man-made warming becomes more alarmist while the science suggests otherwise... continue »

Cambridge University electrical engineering professor Dr. M.J. Kelly concluded in a peer-reviewed journal article that attempts to fight global warming with green energy will impoverish the world... continue »

According to consulting firm Wood Mackenzie, new Obama Interior Department regulations will bring about a 70% decline in energy exploration over the next 20 years and a loss of up to 190,000 jobs... continue »

Ex "Think Progress" editor Zack Beauchamp thinks "Game of Thrones" Season 6 proves that the show is about Climate Change. The following contains some spoilers apparently... continue »

As they don caps and gowns, endure commencement speeches, and take their diplomas, high school and college graduates face bleak prospects in an economy that grew a dismal 0.5% the first quarter... continue »

The Obama administration's got more than 3,200 regulations at various stages of completion, including 2,239 active rules agencies are working to finish before President Obama leaves office... continue »

There are roughly 900,000 peer reviewed journal articles that use at least one of the words model, modeled or modeling. This shows that there is indeed a widespread use of models in science... continue »

There's a right way and a wrong way of determining how any future warming of the globe might impact the swimming speeds of Earth's fish, as is demonstrated by a recent study of the subject... continue »

Climate hustlers tried to use the RICO law to chill the global warming debate. They used publicly funded resources that subjected them to the Freedom of Information Act. Read what they didn't want to disclose. It's not pretty... continue »

Climate alarmists appear to be getting desperate. For three decades, they've been forecasting the end of days, yet Mother Nature hasn't cooperated. We're told Arctic ice would be gone by now, but... continue »

SolarCity has been subpoenaed by the Department of Justice as part of an ongoing corruption probe into New York Democratic Gov. Andrew CuomoÕs administration... continue »

Even the most pessimistic levels of ocean acidification are not strong enough to impact fitness and reproductive traits of the two marine copepods examined in this study... continue »

The long march toward July 2 staggers onward amid such limp and insipid performances on the stump that even Twitter's obsessive commentators are tuning out and turning off... continue »

Some parts of the world would be able to produce even greater agricultural yields than they do currently, if the air's CO2 content and temperature were to rise as predicted by climate alarmists... continue »

New research shows that the switch to fossil fuels preserved more forests to exchange CO2 for oxygen and also returning plant fertilizer to grow more food in the bargain... continue »

Despite study after study confirming that fracking does not damage groundwater, the psychotic Left continues to spread fearful fictions that falsely link fracking to contamination of water supplies... continue »

Jimmy Kimmel called those who question the narrative on "climate change" "insane". Count his friends and former co-hosts Ben Stein and Adam Carolla among the free-thinking deranged... continue »

The Zika virus is increasingly linked to serious neurological complications for pregnant women and microcephaly in newborns: smaller than normal heads and brains... continue »

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 »