Snake Sea

Giant Snake Swam Sahara Seaway

Giant snake swam Sahara seaway, according to reports in a Press Release from American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in Eurekalert and PhysOrg 8 July 2019, Gizmodo 8 July 2019 and Bulletin of American Museum of Natural History No. 436. 28 June 2019. An international team of scientists have conducted a survey of rock layers […]

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Rising Seas Will Drown Mangroves

Rising seas will drown mangroves, claim Australian scientists in a report in ABC News 1 July 2019. Scientists at Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory of Australia are studying mangrove swamps to assess the effect of climate change and rising sea levels. According to Madeline Goddard, one of the researchers, “Across the world the […]

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‘Herd’ of Opal Dinosaurs

‘Herd’ of opal dinosaurs found, according to reports in UNE News 30 May 2019 and National Geographic 3 June 2019, and Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology published online: 3 June 2019 doi: 10.1080/02724634.2019.1564757. A team of scientists led by Phil Bell of University of New England, (UNE) Armidale, Australia, have found “remains from a herd of […]

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Guardian Newspaper Changes Climate Language

Guardian newspaper changes climate language, explains an article entitled “Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment” in The Guardian, 17 May 2019. The Guardian newspaper has issued changes to it style guide for articles on climate and environmental issues. The style guide now includes the following directives: “Climate change is […]

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Climate on Trial in Queensland,

Climate on trial in Queensland, according to the Courier Mail 27 March 2019. Last year (2018) Professor Peter Ridd was fired from his position as a scientist at James Cook University, Queensland after questioning the quality of research used as evidence that the Great Barrier Reef is in danger due to global warming. He had […]

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Rain

Remarkable Rain Downunder

100 years ago remarkable rain downunder reported in Nature “From the Archive” 20 March 2019. Nature reported: “The Times of March 17 gives an account … of a remarkable Australian rainfall. It states that “the extraordinary rainfall at Melbourne threatens the greatest flood since 1891. The south-eastern corner of Victoria and New South Wales is […]

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500 Million Years of CO2

500 million years of CO2 claim scientists in reports in ScienceDaily 28 November 2018, and Science Advances 28 November 2018 doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aat4556. A group of scientists at the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) and Utrecht University have analysed a chemical named phytane in over 300 samples of sediment from deep sea cores and from […]

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“Silencing dissent kills science”

“Silencing dissent kills science”, as marine scientist Professor Pete Ridd is dismissed by James Cook University (Queensland, Australia).  Popular columnist Andrew Bolt in Courier Mail 24 May 2018, p. 46, reported this after Dr Ridd questioned claims that man-made global warming is destroying the Great Barrier Reef.  Bolt commented: “He may be right, he may […]

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40 Year Aussie Rain Cycles

40 year Aussie rain cycles found, according University of Newcastle News and Australasian Journal of Water Resources doi: 10.1080/13241583.2018.1446677, 18 March 2018. Researchers at the University of Newcastle, Australia, Anthony Kiem and Greg McMahon, have carried out a survey historical flood date from 10 catchment areas in South East Queensland. Their work extended a study […]

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Tuvalu Islands Growing, Not Sinking

Tuvalu islands are growing, not sinking, according to reports in, PhysOrg 9 February 2018, and Science Alerts 15 February 2018, and Nature Communications doi:10.1038/s41467-018-02954-1, 9 February 2018. Tuvalu is one of many small Pacific Island nations that have been predicted to be swallowed up by rising sea levels caused by man-made global warming.  A team […]

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