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Claim: Global warming will cause a Coffee “catastrophe”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Coffee drinkers face a climate catastrophe, reports The Guardian, reporting on a study published by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). According to the Guardian, interviewing Dr Peter Läderach, a CCAFS climate change specialist and co-author…

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Claim: CO2 causes plant viruses to spread more easily

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists working in Victoria, Australia, have claimed that barley yellow dwarf virus spreads more easily, when wheat plants are subject to elevated levels of CO2. Dr Piotr Trêbicki, speaking to the ABC; Lead researcher Dr Piotr Trêbicki said the study found the spread of the disease in wheat increased more…

A new model for a greener democracy?

Claim: Democracy creates climate change paralysis

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Conversation has published yet another green attack on liberal democracy. According to The Conversation, Liberal democracy is old fashioned – it’s antiquated institutions produce climate change “paralysis”, which the authors suggest can be resolved, by transferring democratic powers to unelected panels of national and trans-national bureaucrats. According to The…

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Climate modeler Matthew England still ignoring reality – claims IPCC models will eventually win

From the University of New South Wales and  ‘models versus reality‘ department comes this claim from alarmist Matthew England, whose “say anything” track record isn’t at all impressive, and looks to be an obsession with “being right” rather than doing careful science, for example: December 2012:  England accuses sceptics of lying when they say the…

One day we'll reach that tipping point Martha!

Greens extend estimated point of no return – by 25 years!

How many climate deadlines and incontrovertible tipping points have been noisily proclaimed over the years, only to be quietly forgotten or shamelessly rescheduled, when the deadline passes uneventfully? The Earth League, a group composed mostly of climate personalities nobody has never heard of, have just extended the green point of no return to 2040 –…