This Hawaiian green turtle is severely afflicted with fibropapillomatosis. The mouth tumors, which are unique to Hawaiian greens, can also occur inside the mouth and throat, impairing breathing and eating. The eye tumors impair vision and can blind the turtle. The large tumors around the flippers can impair swimming. Although FP tumors are benign, they can easily be a significant factor in a turtle's death. Author Peter Bennett & Ursula Keuper-Bennett, source Wikimedia

Claim: Climate causes Deadly Turtle Herpes

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists in Florida have suggested that global warming might be partly responsible for a surge in fibropapillomatosis, a nasty condition in which turtles sprout life threatening tumours, believed to be caused by a close relative of the Herpes virus. MARATHON, Fla. (AFP-Jiji) — The young patient writhes on the operating…

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Lessons from the hysteria about peak oil (2005-2013)

By Larry Kummer, from the Fabius Maximus website Summary: The peak oil hysteria provides rich lessons for us today about learning from activists and the value of listening to our major professional institutions. Easy cynicism led people to believe outlandish forecasts, wasting valuable time and resources. Worse, we have had many such barrages by doomsters…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #215

The Week That Was: 2016-02-13 (Feb 13, 2016)  Brought to You by SEPP www.sepp.org The Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Quote of the Week: “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” Aldous Huxley [H/t Timothy Ball] Number of the Week: 15% THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy…