Failed Kiribati Climate Refugee finally leaves New Zealand

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Kiribati man Ioane Teitiota, who attempted to claim climate refugee status when he overstayed his work visa, has finally left New Zealand. Accord to 3News; … The 39-year-old was deported on Wednesday after associate Immigration Minister Craig Foss refused to intervene in his long-running case. His wife Angua Erika and…

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Claim: Permian extinction 252 million years ago '…a consequence of global climate change'

The Karoo Basin and the end Permian mass extinction From the GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Boulder, Colo., USA – Earth’s biosphere witnessed its greatest ecological catastrophe in the latest Permian, dated to about 251.9 million years ago. The current model for biodiversity collapse states that both marine and terrestrial animals were impacted simultaneously, as a…

Skating on Thin Ice: the climate documentary that isn't

BY IAN WISHART, author of Totalitaria and Air Con It’s touted as an award-winning documentary on climate change, but if that’s true I’d like to know whether the judges were the three wise monkeys. Here’s why: the Thin Ice documentary made by Victoria University of Wellington and Oxford University in the UK is littered with…

23! New! Papers!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Over at Pierre Gosselin’s site, NoTricksZone, he’s trumpeting the fact that there are a bunch of new papers showing a solar effect on the climate. The headline is Already 23 Papers Supporting Sun As Major Climate Factor In 2015 …Burgeoning Evidence No Longer Dismissible!, complete with exclamation mark … sigh.…

Hilarious claim: "we know when global (cough, cough) warming first appeared in the temperature record, er, models"

From the UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES (via Eurekalert) and the “Where’s Waldo?” department comes this hilarious claim. Why hilarious? Because the headline says “global warming”, yet the research says that warming appeared in different decades in different parts of the world. So much for the “global” part. But, it gets better, the money quote says the…