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Pope Francis: Climate change causes human trafficking

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Pope Francis has waded into the climate debate again, by attempting to link human trafficking and climate change. According to the Daily Mail; Pope Francis has urged world leaders to take a ‘very strong stand’ on climate change ahead of the United Nations summit in Paris this year. He was…

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Why we live on Earth and not Venus

From the University of British Columbia: Compared to its celestial neighbors Venus and Mars, Earth is a pretty habitable place. So how did we get so lucky? A new study sheds light on the improbable evolutionary path that enabled Earth to sustain life. The research, published this week in Nature Geoscience, suggests that Earth’s first…

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Volcanic Legends Keep Erupting

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Once again, Anthony has highlighted a paper claiming that volcanoes have great power over the global temperature. Indeed, they go so far as to say:  From the reconstruction it can be seen that large eruptions, such as Mount Tambora in 1815, or clusters of eruptions, may result in a hiatus of…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Climate change is not science fiction

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined an unprecedented group of politicians, celebrities and faith leaders gathered at the summit of conscience meeting Paris, who have demanded immediate action on climate change. According to the Guardian (quoting Schwarzenegger); “I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something,…