A Warning from the Dead

Guest post by David Archibald Following on from this post on the effect of excess water in the Midwest affecting planting, this graphic shows rainfall in the 30 days up to 26th May: Figure 1: Rainfall in the Midwest in the 30 days to 26th May. One place had almost an inch a day on…

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Corn 2019: Climate Enters The Picture

Guest post by David Archibald It is a remarkable thing that the UK and Irish parliaments were able to hypnotise themselves and pass climate emergency legislation when the southern half of the planet has not warmed at all in 120 years. For example this record of Cape Leeuwin (courtesy of Erl Happ), on the southwest…

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Biologist Creating Super Plants To Combat Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall This is the only climate technology which really frightens me. This scientist thinks she has the key to curb climate change: super plants Adam Popescu in La Jolla, CaliforniaTue 16 Apr 2019 20.00 AEST Dr Joanne Chory hopes that genetic modifications to enhance plants’ natural carbon-fixing traits could play a key role…

Genetic breakthrough on tropical grass could help develop climate-friendly cattle farms

The discovery of genes responsible for asexual reproduction in a tropical grass may reduce negative impacts of cattle farming. The grass captures carbon, reduces gas emissions from soils, restores degraded land, and improves cattle health and productivity International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Cattle are a mainstay for many smallholders but their farms are often…

Keep fraudulent science out of our courtrooms

Courts should bar evidence that fails to meet basic standards of honesty, integrity and credibility Paul Driessen A California jury recently awarded $289 million in damages (later reduced to $78 million) to a former groundskeeper, who claimed the weed killer glyphosate caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Monsanto deliberately or negligently failed to warn him adequately…