Tag Archives: climate change

Peer reviewed climate change deniers

Sometimes overwhelming numbers are a stand-in for credibility (or the lack of it). Consider these figures of published peer reviewed papers compiled by James Lawrence Powell*: November 2012 through December 2013: 9136 authors published 2258 peer-reviewed climate articles 1 author rejected man-made global warming (0.0106 percent) And the longer view: For the years 1991-2012: 13,950 […]
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The IPCC Report 2013: the same and much more

Proposed new colony for climate change deniers – located in the Tuvalu islands. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has assembled another massive research ruction from more than 800 contributors (professionals in various aspects of climatology) and issued its fifth report on the state of global climate change. This has received some attention from […]
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Even the U.S. House knows about global water shortage

With the members of the U.S. House of Representative Republican caucus usually at loggerheads over everything except their own legislation, it was a little surprising to see (Aug. 7) some old-fashioned bipartisan bill-crafting (Blumenauer D-Oregon, Poe R-Texas) trying to tighten the useful impact of U.S. water assistance money as foreign aid. Simultaneously, a house hearing […]
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Runaway greenhouse for the Earth. Not right away…

As if climate deniers didn’t have enough fuel to fire their attacks (if that’s the phrase), now they can point to a new study that says there is a ridiculous trigger point for a ‘runaway greenhouse effect.’ This effect, in case you hadn’t guessed, is where a combination of factors accelerates global warming so that […]
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Mapping commercial sea routes in the Arctic Sea

Map of potential Arctic Sea shipping routes…..Credit: UCLA Last year (2012) 46 ships made the journey over what used to be considered the mythical “Northwest Passage” – they sailed through the Arctic Sea from Hudson’s Bay to Alaska and beyond. They had to wait until late summer and voyage in the company of icebreakers for […]
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What on Earth are global tipping points?

First a bit of framing: It’s a pity, but two of the things human beings do very poorly are calculate future risk and take seriously anything that isn’t happening right now. That means that bad things could happen to us a thousand years from now, or in even a few decades, but they don’t seem […]
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Key ocean currents warming at accelerated rate

The signs of climate change appear like pieces of a mosaic, a patchwork of scientific data and observation. Most individual signs don’t carry great significance, but here’s one that does – the persistent rise of the temperature of the oceans over the past 100 years. The research comes from an international team (China, Japan, Australia, […]
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The Global Warming controversy is ended…

Global surface temperatures………Credit: Berkeley Earth Project The Global Warming controversy is ended. Right. Take a look at the graph above. It shows the results of global temperature measurements over a span of some 100-200 years as compiled by four groups: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), United Kingdom Meteorology […]
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State of the oceans: Degrading faster

International Programme on the State of the Ocean expert panel…Credit: IPSO The ocean big and wide and mighty…is damaged, seriously damaged. How to get that message across in an era when so much propaganda is directed toward destroying the credibility of science? For years scientists have been warning that the oceans are degrading – acidification, […]
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Mapping the impact of climate change

Climate change vulnerability: Red=high, Blue=low, White=few people….Credit: McGill University Researcher Jason Samson at McGill University (Ontario, Canada) used sampling and statistical techniques originally designed to study animal migration due to climate change. He reasoned that human populations will also be forced to move (emigration/immigration) for many of the same factors, especially those relating to scarcity […]
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