Ocean Sunset

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paper published in Nature on 31 October 2018 claiming that the oceans are rapidly warming due to man-made emissions has been retracted.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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Coral Polyps

“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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Coral Reef

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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agriculture-drone

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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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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Magroves

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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