Claim: England set for 'substantial increase' in record-breaking warm years

From the Institute of Physics and the “children won’t know what snow is” department: The likelihood of record-breaking warm years in England is set to substantially increase as a result of the human influence on the climate, new research suggests. In a study published today, 1 May, in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research Letters, an…

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How plasma connects the Sun to the climate

 Guest essay by Robert Johnson How plasma connects the Sun to the climate The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) are a plasma phenomenon caused by charged particles from the solar wind entering the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Magnetic storms in the ionosphere, which have occasionally damaged satellites in orbit, are also evidence that the Earth’s upper atmosphere…

Wall of infamy Art Installation

Climate "wall of infamy"

James Delingpole, and other prominent British skeptics, have been immortalised on an art installation “wall of infamy”. According to James; I am one of several climate change sceptics to have been celebrated and immortalised in an exciting new, prizewinning art installation at Anglia Ruskin, one of Britain’s largest universities. (h/t Liam Deacon) It comprises a…

The Spoils System Redux – Climate Version

Spoils system reinstated by choice of grant subject. Clifford Eddy, PhD writes: After James Garfield’s assassination, the spoils system of granting government jobs was replaced by the civil service system, with merit being the criterion for hiring rather than political loyalty to those in high political office. [via Wikipedia] In the politics of the United…

Claim: Climate change 'may' be responsible for the abrupt collapse of Tibetan civilization around 2000BC

From Washington State University: Closing the Case on an Ancient Archeological Mystery Solving 4,000-year-old mystery helps WSU archeologist find useful resource for a warmer future PULLMAN, Wash.–Climate change may be responsible for the abrupt collapse of civilization on the fringes of the Tibetan Plateau around 2000 B.C. WSU archaeologist Jade D’Alpoim Guedes and an international…

Galileo Galilei

To whom does a Christian owe their loyalty?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Does a Christian owe their first loyalty to the Pope, or to God? If your conscience tells you one thing, and the Pope tells you another, which path should you follow? Galileo followed his conscience. Even when given a direct order by the highest authority in Christendom, to recant his…