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Global Warming is Causing Dogs to Become Depressed

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Pet behaviourists have claimed that dogs and horses are becoming bored and depressed, because global warming induced weather is stopping their owners from taking them out for exercise. Leading pet behaviourists say the number of depressed and unsettled dogs they have seen in recent months is unprecedented … And they…

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Friday funnies – a cartoon week

Josh writes: it’s been a fun week. First, there was a survey of 17 countries showing the British rank 15th in their concern over climate change. H/t GWPF   Then we had George Monbiot of the UK Guardian wrongly citing the IMF on an equally wrong definition of subsidies.   Finally, we had the post Paris realisation that since climate science is settled…

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More settled science consensus: the formation of coal in the Caboniferous looks to be “grounded in abiotic processes”

Researcher cites a tendency in science to ignore, rather than go after, theories believed to be false. Two Stanford geologists are disputing the decade-old explanation of the large amount of coal accumulated during the Carboniferous Period. Associate Professor Kevin Boyce and Postdoctorate Research Fellow Matthew Nelsen collaborated with scientists across the country to release a…

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President Obama Proposes $10 per Barrel Carbon Tax

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Obama has proposed a $10 per barrel carbon tax to fund renewable energy, and to “encourage” people to stop using oil. From the Whitehouse Statement; For too long, bipartisan support for innovative and expansive transportation investment has not been accompanied by a long-term plan for paying for it. We…

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Warmest January in satellite record leads off 2016

From the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and courtesy of the current El Niño here’s something climate advocates will probably like, even though they wrongly say the satellite record is no good. Notes on data released Feb. 4, 2016: As widely anticipated, global temperatures in January set a record for the month, eclipsing January 1998 as…