Baseless claim from WWF: Half of global wildlife lost, says new WWF report

from the World Wildlife Fund | World Wildlife Fund issues 10th edition of ‘The Living Planet Report,’ a science-based assessment of the planet’s health Washington, DC – Monday, September 29: Between 1970 and 2010 populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe dropped 52 percent, says the 2014 Living Planet Report released…

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The latest hand-wringing “myth-buster” video roundly debunked

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The usual suspects have issued yet another “myth-busting” video in their continuing attempt to flog the dead horse of catastrophic Caucasian-caused climate change (CCCCC). This latest droopy me-too effort is at Here are the main points in bold face. Science-based responses are in Roman face. “Overall, temperatures are increasing”.…


NCSE: Texas schoolbooks should stick to the climate dogma

Story submitted by Eric Worrall | The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has published a critique which expresses deep concerns about the latest McGraw Hill Education, World Cultures & Geography [Teacher Version] (Grade 6) school textbook. According to the critique; “This book has a deeply concerning section comparing the Heartland Institute with the Intergovernmental…

Researchers at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research calculated that the world's largest dams emitted 104 million tons of methane annually and were responsible for 4 percent of the human contribution to climate change.
Credit: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo via flickr

Methane – damned if you do, dammed if you don’t

Drowned tropical forests release too much methane Eric Worrall writes: A new study performed in Laos suggests that building Dams in tropical locations exacerbates climate change. According to Scientific American; “In Asia, Africa and South America, … , masses of methane are produced from dams by the drowning of tropical forests in them. As long…