SVENSMARK’s Force Majeure, The Sun’s Large Role in Climate Change

GUEST: HENRIK SVENSMARK By H. Sterling Burnett By bombarding the Earth with cosmic rays and being a driving force behind cloud formations, the sun plays a much larger role on climate than “consensus scientists” care to admit. The Danish National Space Institute’s Dr. Henrik Svensmark has assembled a powerful array of data and evidence in his…

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Do most Americans believe in human-caused climate change?

It depends on how you ask: Three wording decisions can significantly alter estimates Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania What percentage of Americans believe in human-caused climate change? The answer depends on what is asked – and how. In a new study, researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the…

Free-Flowing Rivers Imperiled by Dams

Guest no schist Sherlock by David Middleton From the AGU’s “bleeding obvious” files… Where Did All the Free-Flowing Rivers Go? A map of the world’s free-flowing rivers shows a shrinking number can still meander as they please. New plans for hydropower will further constrain flow. By Jenessa Duncombe Giant catfish once swam in the golden-brown…

Climate change is helping older trees grow better

From the American Geophysical Union and the Mann-o-matic school of treemometer proxies, comes this news that on the surface looks good, but as in the case with any climate news, has disaster lurking in the future. Climate change is giving old trees a growth spurt WASHINGTON–Larch trees in the permafrost forests of northeastern China–the northernmost…

The reproducibility crisis in science

Dorothy Bishop describes how threats to reproducibility, recognized but unaddressed for decades, might finally be brought under control. From Nature: More than four decades into my scientific career, I find myself an outlier among academics of similar age and seniority: I strongly identify with the movement to make the practice of science more robust. It’s…

Is ‘Climate Anxiety’ Real? CNN Says It Is, Then Blames Trump

From The Daily Caller 12:00 PM 05/07/2019 | Energy Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor Can climate change worry hurt one’s mental health? That’s what CNN is claiming about “climate anxiety” and also linking to the election of President Donald Trump. Trump’s “lack of political will” is making “climate anxiety” worse for many people, CNN reported…

Decarbonisation and the Command Economy

From The GWPF Date: 08/05/19 Professor Michael Kelly, University of Cambridge The costs of retrofitting exiting domestic buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions, compared with the savings on energy bills, represent a wholly unsatisfactory return on investment from a family perspective.  A command economy would be required to make any serious inroads…