Swedish farmers reject the 97% climate change consensus

From ScienceNordic: Researchers the world over almost unanimously agree that our climate is changing … But many farmers – at least Swedish ones – have experienced mild winters and shifting weather before and are hesitant about trusting the scientists. The researcher who discovered the degree of scepticism among farmers was surprised by her findings. Therese…

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Claim: 'heat more than natural disasters will drive people away'

From Princeton University With climate change, heat more than natural disasters will drive people away Although scenes of people fleeing from dramatic displays of Mother Nature’s power dominate the news, gradual increases in an area’s overall temperature — and to a lesser extent precipitation — actually lead more often to permanent population shifts, according to…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-06-28 (June 28, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “I mean, I’m not a scientist either, but I’ve got this guy, John Holdren, he’s a scientist,” Obama added to laughter. “I’ve got a bunch of scientists at NASA [GISS] and…

NOAA's temperature control knob for the past, the present, and maybe the future – July 1936 now hottest month again

Two years ago during the scorching summer of 2012, July 1936 lost its place on the leaderboard and July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the United States. Now, as if by magic, and according to NOAA’s own data, July 1936 is now the hottest month on record again. The past, present, and…

Antarctica sets new record for sea ice area

by Harold Ambler The sea ice surrounding Antarctica, which, as I reported in my book, has been steadily increasing throughout the period of satellite measurement that began in 1979, has hit a new all-time record high for areal coverage. The new record anomaly for Southern Hemisphere sea ice, the ice encircling the southernmost continent, is 2.074 million…