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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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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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The Planet Under Pressure conference

There’s this from the co-chair of the Planet Under Pressure conference, Dr. Lidia Brito: If you like, our presenters today are akin to doctors saying, “Look, you may not feel too sick at the moment but you’ve got high blood pressure, your cholesterol is going up, and your lifestyle is not conducive to good health.” […]
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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 seven billionth baby

At a relatively arbitrary date, October 31, 2011 at a relatively arbitrary time of 11:58 PM in Manila in the Phillipines (near the International Dateline), a relatively arbitrary baby (Danica May Camacho) was born – the seven billionth person alive on Earth. That is according to the United Nations Population Fund. The U.S. Census Bureau […]
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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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Arctic Council: Getting serious about making money from global warming

Oh the irony. On the one hand there is the well propagandized denial of global warming, which is so effective in some countries (the United States chief among several) that politicians of all (yellow) stripes dare not mention its name. On the other hand there is this: Secret US embassy cables released by Wikileaks show […]
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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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Global warming: The climatology of resignation

Second in a series of posts discussing the impact of ten topics framed by ‘Insights of the Decade’ from the December 17, 2010 special issue of Science Magazine. The topics are: Inflammation, climatology, tricks of light, alien planets, the microbiome, cell development, Martian water, the DNA time machine, cosmology and epigenetics. This post reads more […]
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New evidence: Change in North Atlantic currents

The Labrador Current……..Credit: Wikipedia Along the Eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada, at the bottom of the ocean shelves live a deep-sea coral known as a gorgonian or sea fan. The often intricate fan shape of these corals is used to filter food from the prevailing sea current. In the cold waters of […]
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