Nature: There are Worse Threats to Biodiversity than Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A commentary published in Nature has claimed that careless human exploitation of natural resources poses a far greater threat to endangered species than climate change. Biodiversity: The ravages of guns, nets and bulldozers There is a growing tendency for media reports about threats to biodiversity to focus on climate change.…

Remember those claims of ‘global warming will increase dengue fever risks’? Never mind…

From AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY and the National Geographic, wrong again department comes this bit of good news. Warmer climate could lower dengue risk Health researchers predict that the transmission of dengue could decrease in a future warmer climate, countering previous projections that climate change would cause the potentially lethal virus to spread more easily. Hundreds…

Latest excuse: ‘Pinatubo eruption masked sea level acceleration in satellite record’

From the NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH/UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, and the department of “let’s not show a graph of sea level rise in the press release” comes this real PR spin job. Climate change already accelerating sea level rise, study finds Pinatubo eruption masked acceleration in satellite record BOULDER, Colo. — Greenhouse gases are…

Claim: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was a Climate Refugee

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein story was conceived in a washout of a Summer on Lake Geneva. Does this make Frankenstein a metaphor for a homeless climate refugee? Seeing ‘Frankenstein’ through the lens of climate change … In France, they met up with Mary’s half-sister Claire, Lord Byron (Claire’s lover), and Byron’s…