Preventing future forest infernos

The 2020 fire season is nearing its end. But monstrous wildfires continue to rage across America’s western states, devastating towns and habitats, and killing hundreds of people and millions of…

State Security, Your Papers Please? UK to introduce “Freedom Passes” for Coronavirus

One of the distinguishing features of British society vs repressive tyrannies like the Soviet Union used to be that you didn’t have to carry identity papers to prove your right…

China Accuses Italy of Being the Source of Covid-19

China still has not accepted that shortcomings of their system of government, such as their mistreatment of whistleblowers, decision paralysis in times of crisis, and lack of a free press…

Tony Abbott Warns Britain Not to Mess Up Post Brexit Trade Deals with Climate Activism

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who is currently a senior advisor on the board of Boris Johnson’s post Brexit trade panel, is trying to stop British MPs from wrecking…

Five rules for evidence communication

I just spotted this Comment in Nature: Five rules for evidence communication. Once I spotted co-author David Spiegenhalter, I knew this would be good. I have definitely been in need…

16-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery Solved, Revealing Stellar Missing Link

In 2004, scientists with NASA’s space-based Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spotted an object unlike any they’d seen before in our Milky Way galaxy: a large, faint blob of gas with…

Some Amazon rainforest regions more resistant to climate change than previously thought

New observational study demonstrates that increasing air dryness does not reduce photosynthesis in certain very wet regions of the Amazon rainforest, contradicting Earth system models that show the opposite

What is the Great Reset?

Is the Great Reset a myth? Is it a Right wing fantasy? A global climate conspiracy? According to the World Economic Forum website, the Great Reset is an initiative to…

Plant evolves to become less visible to humans

Scientists found that Fritillaria delavayi plants, which live on rocky slopes of China’s Hengduan mountains, match their backgrounds most closely in areas where they are heavily harvested.

“Sinking” Maldives Clear Forests, Pave Beaches, To Construct Four New Airports For Future Tourism!

Well, today the islands have not gone underwater and remains popular with tourists like never before. And to help with the job of ferrying the 1.7 million (2019) tourists to…

Survey Results: Where Are All the Sick People?

The “Where Are All the Sick People?” survey has had nearly 3000 participants since its inception at 10 a.m. EST. Three questions were posed to illuminate the issue of the…

German Parliament Accused of Passing a Covid-19 Enabling Act

Protestors in Germany have accused the state of endangering citizens rights, by granting the German executive sweeping powers to shut premises or impose curfews to control Covid-19 outbreaks. But advocates…

TCI: Taxing the Poor to Benefit the Rich

“I think TCI is just taxing poor people so that we can subsidize rich people’s electric cars.”

“We do not deny climate change”: Rupert Murdoch Responds to Accusations

Rupert Murdoch has responded to accusations from his son James and others that his news organisation promotes climate denial.

EIA: “About 25% of U.S. power plants can start up within an hour”

Guess “Did you know?” by David Middleton In a world where mostly unreliable power plant (solar & wind) construction is on the rise, backup power generation becomes more important every…

Slower decay of landfalling Hurricanes in a warmer world — really?

The outcome of L&C 2020 is very overconfident when it comes to the dependency of the decay time on the SST. The R²=0.53 found in LC 2020 vanishes to an…

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Demands Covid-19 Vaccine Apartheid

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has demanded white people go to the back of the queue when a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available.

Climate change and ‘atmospheric thirst’ to increase fire danger and drought in NV and CA

New study shows impacts of increased levels of evaporative demand as climate grows warmer and drier DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE Research News Reno, Nev. (Nov. 19, 2020) – Climate change and…

BBC: Send Fewer Emails to Reduce Global Warming

According to the BBC, you should only send emails if you think the other person really cares, though some commenters point out cutting back on streaming services and online gaming…

New footage reveals Netflix faked walrus climate deaths

Netflix faked ‘Our Planet’ walrus deaths in order to blame them on climate change – polar bears actually were the cause of walrus falling to their deaths from a Siberian…

Climate Thinktank Slams Australia for Global Warming Inaction

Surging fossil fuel use and exports, no large scale carbon pricing scheme, no carbon target – almost as if the Australian government and the people who voted them into office…

Google Doesn’t Like It

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [SEE UPDATE AT THE END] For some reason, I couldn’t find my post entitled “Gavin’s Falsifiable Science“. I wanted to track it down, in part…

UK Bans Gasoline and Diesel Vehicle Sales from 2030

Boris Johnson has demonstrated a spectacular lack of empathy for vulnerable people who cannot afford an electric vehicle.

Claim: Study confirms contribution of bioenergy to climate change mitigation

That biofuels can contribute to a cleaner global energy mix is widely accepted, but the net benefits of bioenergy in terms of mitigating greenhouse gases (GHG) are moot. Some argue,…