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…

Wacky Claim: Forests 'held their breath' during global warming hiatus

From the UNIVERSITY OF EXETER comes this wacky headline: Forests ‘held their breath’ during global warming hiatus, research shows Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of…

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)…

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…

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…

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…