Claim: Poor Countries Face $168 billion Debt Interest Bill because Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Another poor people will suffer because climate tear jerker which misses the obvious solution. Developing countries face rising payments due to climate change, says report July 2, 2018 by Laura Singleton, Imperial College London Developing countries face debt payments of up to $168 billion over the next ten years as…

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Opening Up the Climate Policy Envelope

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. has penned a Pandora’s box of assertions and questions in an attempt to get some reality-based discussion going in the summer 2018 edition of ISSUES. I quipped to him in an email “If they didn’t hate you before, they will now.”. He’s kindly shared the document with us at WUWT for…

Massive Dust Storm Swallows Mars

A martian dust storm that started in late May, silencing NASA’s Opportunity rover, has now wrapped itself around the entirety of Mars, radically transforming the appearance of the Red Planet. Amateur astronomers are taking pictures of the storm through backyard telescopes, and even naked-eye observers say they can see changes in the planet’s color.  …

Claim: Net-zero emissions energy systems

Note that nuclear is part of the “net zero” solution, otherwise, provided without comment, h/t to WUWT reader Alan Tomaly Path to zero carbon emissions Models show that to avert dangerous levels of climate change, global carbon dioxide emissions must fall to zero later this century. Most of these emissions arise from energy use. Davis et…

Claim: World’s first animals caused global warming

From the University of Exeter and the “everything causes global warming and it’s bad, bad, according to our model and leaps of logic” department. The evolution of Earth’s first animals more than 500 million years ago caused global warming, new research shows. Some 520-540 million years ago, animal life evolved in the ocean and began…

Study: Climate predictions should include impacts of CO2 on life

From the University of Exeter and the “we’re going to need a bigger computer model” department. Climate predictions should include impacts of CO2 on life Climate change predictions are not taking account of the full range of possible effects of rising carbon dioxide levels, researchers say. Scientists currently use models in which warming of 1.5°C…