Physics Giant Edward Teller's Climate Skeptic Oregon Petition Signature

Study: Presenting Deliberately “Weakened” Skeptic Arguments Increases Climate Acceptance

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study suggests that if people are psychologically “inoculated” with deliberately “weakened” versions of climate skeptic arguments, they are more likely to reject real skeptic positions. The Press Release; Psychological ‘vaccine’ could help immunize public against ‘fake news’ on climate change Sander van der Linden, Anthony Leiserowitz,Seth Rosenthal, Edward…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #255

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project. THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President,SEPP False Precision – Hottest Year Ever? NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA-GISS) and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) issued dramatic press releases that 2016 was the hottest year since instrument measurements began. Both organizations focus…

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Study: Stressed Fish More Likely to Die If You Also Half Cook Them

Guest essay by Eric Worrall James Cook University researchers have discovered if you heat fish above their natural tolerance range while mistreating them (simulating catch and release), a lot of them drop dead. Rising temperatures may drive fishing-induced selection of low-performance phenotypes Climate warming is likely to interact with other stressors to challenge the physiological…

December 2016 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update – With a Look at the Year-End Annual Results

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post provides updates of the values for the three primary suppliers of global land+ocean surface temperature reconstructions—GISS, HADCRUT4 and NOAA NCEI (formerly NOAA NCDC)—and of the two suppliers of satellite-based lower troposphere temperature composites—RSS and UAH—all through December 2016. It also includes a few model-data comparisons. Also included is…

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LA Times: California Cap and Trade Might be Unconstitutional

Guest essay by Eric Worrall LA Times suggests the centrepiece of California’s green policies might be about to collapse in the face of an ongoing legal challenge. The immediate threat to California’s climate-change fight isn’t Trump, it’s this With President Trump in the Oval Office, California officials are bracing for the possibility that the new…