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Parallel Megadroughts in the Americas

Parallel megadroughts in the Americas found, according to an article in Science (AAAS) News 31 December 2019 and Science Advances  24 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aax0087 Recent prolonged droughts occurring simultaneously in Chile and Southern California have prompted scientists to look for evidence of simultaneous droughts in North and South America in the past. Nathan Steiger, […]

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Eco-Anxiety Causing Child Mental Health Crisis

Eco-anxiety causing child mental health crisis, according to articles in Daily Mail 19 January 2020 and Evening Standard 20 January 2020.  Eco-anxiety is a term coined by psychologists and psychiatrists referring to feelings of anxiety, helplessness and guilt induced by repeated “climate crisis” claims.  According to Caroline Hickman of Bath’s Department of Social & Policy […]

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Quote: Jane Elizabeth Francis on Antarctica and Climate Change

Antarctic Notable Quotable from the Director of the British Antarctic Survey, Dame Jane Elizabeth Francis, broadcast on BBC 29 November 2019. Interviewer Martha Kearney asked: “Now your own work on ancient climates shows such a different world in Antarctica. Well we go back 100 million years to the age of the dinosaurs as you showed […]

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Carbon Polluting Minds, Not Atmosphere

Carbon polluting minds, not atmosphere, claims Retired Professor of Geology, Ian Plimer in the Australian 22 November 2019. Plimer has written an article criticising “ignorant activists, populist scaremongering, vote-chasing politicians and rent seekers” for using terms such as “climate emergency”, “unprecedented”, “carbon footprint” and “pollution”. Real pollution, he declares, is plastic and particulates, along with […]

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11,000 Scientists Declare Climate Emergency

11,000 scientists declare climate emergency in an article in BioScience 5 November 2019 doi: 10.1093/biosci/biz088. The article published by The Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) based at Oregon State University, begins with the following paragraph: Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it is.” […]

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Ocean Warming Report Retracted

Ocean warming report retracted by Nature 25 September 2019 doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1585-5. A paper published in Nature on 31 October 2018 claiming that the oceans are rapidly warming due to man-made emissions has been retracted. The paper was given widespread publicity in the mainstream media, accompanied by warnings that climate change was worse than previously thought. […]

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Swedish Church Claims Greta as Jesus’ Successor

Swedish church claims Greta as Jesus’ successor, as reported by Watts Up With That 29 September 2019. Anthony Watt of the climate website Watts Up With That spotted a Twitter announcement made on 1 December 2018 by the Swedish church Limhamns Kyrka, which proclaims (in Swedish) “Kungörelse! Jesus från Nasaret har nu utsett en av […]

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“Good Coral Parenting” For Reef Recovery

“Good coral parenting” for reef recovery found, according to reports in ScienceDaily 16 September 2019 and Scientific Reports 16 September 2019, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50045-y. Corals live in a symbiotic relationship with algae – single celled plants that provide the coral with a lot of nutrients, as well as giving the corals their colour. When the corals […]

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Reef in No Trouble At All Says Expert

Reef in no trouble at all, says expert in an interview recorded by the Institute of Public Affairs. Dismissed university Professor Peter Ridd, a marine geophysicist at James Cook University, made the following comments about the Great Barrier Reef: “When you bury down to the data about that bleaching event in 2016, at the extreme […]

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UK Farmers Are Tackling Climate Change

“UK farmers are tackling climate change” according to a report in BBC News 18 August 2019. Farmers are regularly condemned by climate change activists and environmentalists because farm animals “produce greenhouse gas emissions”. According to the BBC “Agriculture is currently responsible for about 9% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from methane.”  However, many […]

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