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Germany’s Merkel Contemplates Social Media Crackdown to Counter “Fake News”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall German Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning new censorship laws, a harsh crack down on “fake news”, which according to President Obama seems to include any criticism of climate theory. … “Something has changed — as globalization has marched on, [political] debate is taking place in a completely new media environment.…

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Steepest drop in global temperature on record

Stunning new data indicates El Nino drove record highs in global temperatures suggesting rise may not be down to man-made emissions Global average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C Comes amid mounting evidence run of record temperatures about to end The fall, revealed by Nasa satellites, has been caused by the end…

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Record heat despite a cold sun

By Sebastian Luening, Frank Bosse and Fritz Vahrenholt Introduction On 14th November 2016 Stefan Rahmstorf (“stefan”) of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) published on the climate blog Realclimate an article entitled „Record heat despite a cold sun”. In this article he discusses a temperature prognosis which we first published 2012 in the…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #250

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Obsolete Science? Writing in Cosmos, Mason Inman has an article on M. King Hubbert, the eminent geologist who spent most of his career with Shell Oil. Unfortunately, Hubbert is best known…