Study: Global Warming won't reduce winter deaths

Note: the graph above is not part of the IOP press release, but provided for comparison. From the Institute of Physics: In a study that contradicts the received wisdom on health impacts of climate change, scientists say that we shouldn’t expect substantial reduction in winter deaths as a result of global warming. This new research…

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Is The Catholic Church Burned By The Sun Again?

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Spanish-born American Philosopher George Santayana famously said, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” The recent Papal Encyclical announced the Catholic Church’s decision to join the scientific claims that humans are causing global warming and denounce climate scientists who oppose the claim. It came almost…

No surprise here: Jet contrails affect surface temperatures

From Penn State High in the sky where the cirrus ice crystal clouds form, jet contrails draw their crisscross patterns. Now researchers have found that these elevated ice cloud trails can influence temperatures on the ground and affect local climate, according to a team of Penn State geographers. Video follows. “Research done regarding September 2001,…

The Pope puts the kibosh on carbon credit trading, calling it a 'ploy'

Maurizio Morabito originally observed that the Pope’s climate encyclical was a “damp squib”. For the most part it is harmless, but it does confront carbon credits and a “ploy”, albeit Pope Francis believes that some “radical changes” are needed.  He is against materialism and consumption-  nothing new there.    Reading it, one can’t be certain he is…

Greenpeace India rocked by Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Greenpeace India has admitted a failure to create a “gender sensitive environment”, in the wake of allegations of serious sexual misconduct, including the alleged rape of a female Greenpeace staff member. According to The Guardian; The environmental group, which is already embroiled in a legal battle with the government over…