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Worst science of the year: “‘Unprecedented’: Scientists declare ‘global climate emergency’ after jet stream crosses equator”

This ridiculous claim made me think of this line: Sometimes, number one, you just have to bow to the absurd – Jean Luc Picard, Star Trek TNG From RAW Story and the Tabloid Climatology department: In a column on Tuesday, environmental blogger Robert Scribbler noted that the Northern Hemisphere Jet Stream had merged with the Southern…

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RCP 8.5 to Exterminate Antarctica’s Penguins by 2100!!!

Guest post by David Middleton From the formerly respectable National Geographic…   By Aaron Sidder PUBLISHED JUNE 29, 2016 Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) have survived in Antarctica for nearly 45,000 years, adapting to glacial expansions and sea ice fluctuations driven by millennia of climatic changes. The penguins remained resilient through these changes, but new research…

An analysis of data from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite mission shows greater soil water deficits in 2016 than previous drought years with high Amazon fire activity. CREDIT Yang Chen, University of California, Irvine

El Niño could drive intense season for Amazon fires

From NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the “just watch, they’ll blame climate change anyway” department comes this forecast: The long-lasting effects of El Niño are projected to cause an intense fire season in the Amazon, according to the 2016 seasonal fire forecast from scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine. El Niño…

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Skeptics Win! AG pulls #ExxonKnew subpoena

Climate change prosecutors suffer defeat as attorney general pulls Exxon subpoena Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude E. Walker agreed Wednesday to withdraw his climate-related subpoena of ExxonMobil, a stunning reversal that delivered a blow to the Democratic-led effort to prosecute climate change dissent. In the Joint Stipulation of Dismissal, Mr. Walker said he would pull…