Claim: Fungus Can Help Plants Tolerate Heat

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists studying mechanisms by which plants growing in hot geothermal soils like Yellowstone National Park tolerate extreme heat, claim they have discovered symbiotic fungi which impart significant heat tolerance to a wide range of plants. According to Grist; … But there’s a lesser-known type of fungus that actually grows inside…

Lomborg pushes back against Joe Romm's over the top screed about the lack of impact of #COP21

Guest essay by Bjørn Lomborg My research paper, “Impact of Current Climate Proposals” published in Global Policy (and discussed on WUWT), is the first peer-reviewed analysis of the impact of 2016-2030 global and national commitments made ahead of this December’s Paris climate summit. Using the peer-reviewed climate model MAGICC, I estimate the marginal impact of carbon…

Claim: Paris Terrorist Atrocity was a Big Oil Plot

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – The Ecologist speculates that the aim of the ISIS terrorists, who have claimed responsibility for the recent Paris terrorist atrocity, might have been aimed at protecting ISIS’ oil business from an anticipated new climate agreement. According to The Ecologist; Is it a coincidence that the terrorist outrage…