Quote of the Week – effects of “The Science Police”

From Keith Kloor’s excellent article this past summer “The Science Police” which in my opinion is well worth a read. In an ideal world, it shouldn’t matter. But in the zero-sum world that governs the climate debate, every blog post, every op-ed, every tweet, and every study tends to be viewed through an us against them lens. As…

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Exploding Meteor lights up the Arctic

Video follows. On the evening of Nov. 16th, aurora tour guide Tony Bateman of northern Finland was indoors, warming up between auroras, when his surroundings began to vibrate. “There was a huge bang and the cottage shook violently,” he reports. “At first I thought it was an earthquake. Or maybe a tree fell on the cottage roof!…

Scottish Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)

Study: Warmer Water is Pressuring Scottish Shags

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study claims that Scottish sea birds are being forced to diversify their diet by a shortage of their favourite prey species. But in my opinion the study ignores other issues, such as chemical pollution and long term radioactive contamination in regions adjacent to the study location. Warmer water…

Claim: climate change will stunt Chinese manufacturing

From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SANTA BARBARA, and the “temperature in Chinese sweatshops may go up a degree” department. Hot and bothered Environmental economists studying the impact of climate change on manufacturing in China predict substantial losses by mid-21st century To date, most empirical evidence on climate change impacts have focused on the agricultural…

A paleoclimatology tool is shown to give false positives

A popular tool to trace Earth’s oxygen history can give false positives From the GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY and the “settled science” department: For researchers pursuing the primordial history of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere, a new study might sour some “Eureka!” moments. A contemporary tool used to trace oxygen by examining ancient rock strata can…

President Emmanuel Macron

Climate Clown Macron Taunts Trump, Demands Green Trade Tariffs

Guest essay by Eric Worrall French President Climate Clown Emmanuel Macron has demanded green trade tariffs be raised against countries which do no share the EU’s climate goals. Emmanuel Macron vows to replace every dollar Donald Trump withdraws from climate change efforts French President says France will step in to maintain funding for major international…