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Exeter University: "No evidence climate change boosts coffee plant disease"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Telegraph – the “end of coffee” climate scare story which has been circulating recently has just been exposed as nonsense by a new study from Exeter University. No evidence climate change boosts coffee plant disease Fears that climate change is promoting a fungal disease which can devastate coffee crops…

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Study: lakes started oxygenation problems long before fertilizers and climate change – blame urbanization

From the INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE – INRS Urbanization: The historical cause of low oxygen conditions in European lakes The secrets lake sediments have to share A new study shows that hypoxia, i.e. low oxygen conditions, in European lakes started in 1850, becoming more widespread after 1900, long before the use of chemical fertilizers…

Ridicule and Dismal Science

Guest essay by Tom Scott Do you recall the last presidential election season, when the New York Times, Washington Post, and other media giants ridiculed those who argued that the US could bring retail gasoline prices down to $2.50 per gallon by maximizing production? Many pundits and “experts” read the same memo and went straight…

Monday Mirthiness: a new 'Stern version' of 'Hansen's Bulldog'

Over the weekend, David Rose published a scathing expose of Lord Stern’s Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and it’s misuse of scientific literature (claiming works as their own) in order to secure funding. Dr. Richard Tol, who had the misfortune of having one of his papers misused said: ‘It is serious misconduct to…