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Claim: Climate Change is Going to Kill Off All the Parasites

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Back in 2013 I celebrated that Australia’s unusually hot, dry Summer meant a lower risk of deadly tick bites, but apparently this is now a bad thing. Climate change could wipe out a third of parasite species, study finds Parasites such as lice and fleas are crucial to ecosystems, scientists…

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Aussie Politicians Panic Over Coal Closures

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Australia’s green conservatives are panicking that after years of political vilification, coal businesses are abandoning their plants, leaving a gaping hole in Australia’s baseload power reserves. Guest essay by Eric Worrall AGL digs in on coal plant closure as Turnbull government warns of ‘colossal failure’ Nicole Hasham James Massola SEPTEMBER…

Global Temperature Report: August 2017

From UAH: Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.13 C per decade August temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.41 C (about 0.74 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for August. Northern Hemisphere: +0.40 C (about 0.72 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for August. Southern Hemisphere: +0.41 C (about 0.74 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for…

Solar storms linked to mass strandings of whales

Mass strandings of whales have often been documented, but their causes remain unclear. Researchers from Europe have just published a study in the International Journal of Astrobiology suggesting that some strandings are triggered by strong geomagnetic storms such as the one headed for Earth now. On Sept. 4th, active sunspot AR2673 hurled a CME toward Earth. Estimated…

The top of a kelp forest in Otago, New Zealand

Tim Flannery Pushing Climate Seaweed Farms

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Tim Flannery, whose doom laden predictions of permanent drought in my opinion led to the waste of billions of dollars of taxpayer’s money, now wants governments to invest in climate seaweed farms. Climate change expert advocates for seaweed farms to mitigate global warming JAMES PASLEY Last updated 09:04, August 30…