Anadama bread, author Stacy from San Diego, source Wikimedia (attribution license)

Claim: Climate will inhibit bread dough from rising

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Bread dough prepared with flour grown in a future climate with elevated atmospheric CO2 may not rise properly, claims Dr Fitzgerald, a senior Australian research scientist with the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. According to the Sydney Morning Herald; On the right is a loaf made from…

Nutella chocolate spread. Original photo by Christophe Jacquet, attribution license

French Minister apologises for Nutella Climate Claim

Guest essay by Eric Worrall French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal has apologised for claiming the popular breakfast spread Nutella exacerbates climate change. According to the Sydney Morning Herald; “A thousand apologies for the row over Nutella,” she wrote on her official Twitter account. The mea culpa related to comments she made on French television on…

1920s swimsuit model, source wikipedia, public domain (expired copyright).

Claim: Climate change = more women

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Daily Mail reports that climate change will result in more female births, tilting the gender balance towards women. According to The Daily Mail; Experts studied birth records and miscarriages in Japan between 1968 and 2012. Overall, more girls were born compared to boys and temperature fluctuations – particularly from…