Brexit: Siemens Freezes New Wind Power Projects

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t mwhite – Siemens has frozen new British wind power projects, until the post Brexit relationship with the European Union is negotiated. Siemens freezes new UK wind power investment following Brexit vote German energy firm will not make fresh plans until the UK’s European relationship becomes clearer, but existing manufacturing…

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Previously unknown global ecological disaster discovered

From the UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH There have been several mass extinctions in the history of the earth. One of the largest known disasters occurred around 252 million years ago at the boundary between the Permian and the Triassic. Almost all sea-dwelling species and two thirds of all reptiles and amphibians died out. Although there were…

From the Scientific Urban Legend Department: “The little Bramble Cay melomys is likely the first mammal claimed by man-made climate change”

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen The Claim: Bramble Cay melomys (mosaic-tailed rat) is the first mammal to go extinct due to human-induced climate change. Rating: Examples: “A small rodent that lived only on a single island off Australia is likely the world’s first mammal to be a casualty of climate change…”  National Geographic “Bramble Cay melomys, a…

Hoegh-Guldberg’s Coral Sophistry Triggers Sagan’s Science Baloney Alert!

Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism Recently The Australian published an article by Graham Lloyd, “Great Barrier Battleground Over Coral Bleaching”. Lloyd quotes 2 of Hoegh-Guldberg’s claims that are not quite an honest representation…

Newsbytes: Brexit Victory Boosts Climate Sceptics

Britain has just had its Rosa Parks moment. 1) Brexit Victory Boosts Climate Sceptics Toronto Sun, 27 June 2016 Lorrie Goldstein The UK may take a more skeptical approach to addressing man-made climate change in future due to the victory of the “leave” forces in last week’s Brexit referendum to quit the European Union. Prominent…