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13 - 14 February 2016




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Calls to action


Essays and research supporting the idea that global warming poses a clear threat to humanity, that it is largely caused by human activity, and that solutions to the problems of climate change lie within human reach.

Connecticut's last coal-fired power plant, Bridgeport Harbor Station, is scheduled to be closed by 2021 and replaced by a new cleaner-burning natural gas facility, according to the plant's owner... continue »

Solar skeptics, both at the legislature and at free-market think tanks, have expressed concern recently about how the panels will be disposed of when their working life of around 25 years is done... continue »

The Netherlands' plans to rely on wood energy to produce electricity have been thrown into turmoil, with lawmakers fearing the program will waste money and prolong the lives of polluting coal power plants... continue »

Governments proposed for the first time on Monday to reduce climate pollution from airplanes, plugging one of the biggest loopholes in last December's landmark Paris agreement... continue »

South Africa will not declare a national disaster in response to its worst drought in a century as it hopes ample late rains will continue to improve the situation... continue »

Right about now, Arctic sea ice should be building up toward its annual maximum, making most of the region impenetrable to all but the most hardened icebreakers. Instead... continue »

"It's too damn early for this", said Doug Zecher of Havoc Hill Sugar House in East Dorset, Vermont, before he set out in rain and sleet to check on his sap lines earlier this week... continue »

Fears that some of Australia's most important climate research institutions will be gutted under a Turnbull government have been realised with deep job cuts for scientists... continue »

Belgium's decision to restart two 40-year-old nuclear reactors is putting pressure on northern Europe's political fault lines, with Germany announcing that it would send experts to inspect the plants... continue »

Global temperatures will continue to soar over the next 12 months as rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions and El Nino combine to bring more record-breaking warmth to the planet... continue »

There will be no choice but to accept permanent changes to Victoria's beloved bushland as climate change worsens, some of the state's leading environmental scientists say... continue »

During a mission off the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, a Norwegian Coast Guard icebreaker encountered unusual winter conditions for an area 800 miles from the North Pole. Open water... continue »

The glut, at least 100 million tons according to Bloomberg Intelligence, threatens to depress prices for years, prolonging a global rout in an industry that has already eliminated more than 26,000 job... continue »

The recent outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in South America serves as a stark reminder of the health risks linked to a warming world, health experts say... continue »

One of the predicted consequences of climate change is that in areas that regularly get snow, that precipitation will arrive later in the winter and melt earlier in the spring... continue »

A new study blames expansion of warming waters for as much sea level rise from 2002 through 2014 as the melting of all the glaciers and the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets combined... continue »

Many people will see the snow currently blanketing much of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard as a nuisance coating sidewalks and roads. So do you want to eat snow? ... continue »

Widespread misreporting of harmful gas emissions by Chinese electricity firms is threatening the country's attempts to rein in pollution... continue »

Low oil prices are rattling stock markets, but investors remain bullish on solar, wind, and other clean energy. Here are three reasons why... continue »

Bernie Sanders' campaign wants Hillary Clinton to release her climate change plan, on the heels of news this week that last year was the hottest on record... continue »

Cities face a huge challenge as the world strives to meet the Paris climate goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. Cutting emissions in cities is critical... continue »

Climate change affects wood rats in the Mojave Desert in a most unusual way. Warmer weather reduces their ability to tolerate toxins in the creosote bush, which they rely on for sustenance... continue »

A novel energy project in Chile will combine a pumped-storage hydroelectric plant operating on seawater and a solar plant, to provide a steady supply of clean energy to a fishing village... continue »

South America's largest country faces an unprecedented outbreak of microcephaly cases. Brazilian officials say the disease is being triggered by Zika, a little-known virus borne by mosquitoes... continue »

As the price of solar power continues to plummet and the costs of extracting oil, gas, and coal continue to rise, solar is emerging as a significant job creator in a shifting energy economy... continue »

In barely three decades, a new study warns, Canada's indigenous peoples will face a catastrophic loss in the fisheries that are the lifeblood of their communities... continue »

In the fight against climate change, trees are an ally. They suck in carbon dioxide, reducing the harmful greenhouses gases in our air. But there's a problem and we're asking them to work overtime... continue »

The biggest icebergs breaking off Antarctica unexpectedly help to slow global warming as they melt away into the chill Southern Ocean, scientists said recently... continue »

Wildfires scorched a record amount of Canada's national parks last year, the latest in a number of long, hot summers that have almost entirely depleted Parks Canada's firefighting reserve... continue »

Climate change is one of the most troubling problems of the decade. It already has caused significant consequences across the globe, and Costa Rica is no exception... continue »

The United States posted its second-hottest year on record in 2015, government scientists reported recently, extending the streak of warmer-than-average annual temperatures... continue »

Environmentalists are producing an unexpected benefit: Their greener houses lend a visual diversity to a residential model that has remained largely unchanged since the 1950s... continue »

Cyclical changes in the Pacific Ocean have thrown Earth's surface into what may be an unprecedented warming spurt, following a global warming slowdown that lasted about 15 years... continue »

Rising global temperatures may be affecting the Greenland ice sheet and its contribution to sea-level rise in more serious ways that scientists imagined, a new study finds... continue »

A leaking natural gas storage field continues to belch thousands of tons of methane into the air every week, causing health and climate concerns... continue »

In a growing number of modern-day villages known as cohousing, people are seeking a greater connection with the environment and each other... continue »

In a troubling new study just out in Nature Climate Change, a group of researchers says that a warming climate could trigger a "massive" dieoff of coniferous trees... continue »

Increasing amounts of water are being depleted from the world's aquifers, and scientists have estimated that large portion of the water ends up flowing into the oceans... continue »

Four Nigerian farmers will have the chance to sue Shell in the Netherlands for pollution they blame on leaking pipelines, a Dutch appeals court has ruled... continue »

The Greenland Ice Sheet has lost about 9,013 gigatonnes of water ice from 1900 to 2010, and it's dropping mass today at an increasing rate, an international team of scientists say... continue »

Iran is in the grip of a seven-year drought that many experts believe is the new normal, and even a return to past rainfall levels might not be enough to prevent a national crisis... continue »

Dissenting voices


Essays and research challenging the view that the world warming that began around 1880 is caused by human activity, that it poses a serious threat, or that the vagaries of earths climate are within human control.

New United Nations data shows deaths from natural disasters declined by 70 percent in 2015 relative to the average number of deaths of the previous 10 years... continue »

The NASA budget President Barack Obama is far more concerned with spending cash on global warming research than supporting the agencyÕs mission of space exploration... continue »

Although death tolls were greater than what they would have been under normal summer temperatures, many of the recorded deaths were those of people suffering from various maladies... continue »

Shrinking the CSIRO's multi-million dollar climate cookie jar in the Year of the Monkey was bound to cause a rumble in the jungle and shrieks of alarm... continue »

For at least the past 12,000 years, civilization's advance has been slowed, brought to a halt, or even reversed as temperatures plummeted due to climate change. But... continue »

A new analysis of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data shows 1936 had more days above 100 degrees Fahrenheit than any other year. Recent years don't come close... continue »

The two global environmental changes that are the result of the Industrial Revolution have been combining their individual influences to enhance the development of the planet's plant life for quite some time now... continue »

Does the UN's Paris climate agreement provide EPA the power to unilaterally impose a cap and trade scheme on all 50 United States? Lawyers for climate pressure groups claim it does... continue »

The environmental lobby first cited salinity as the reason irrigators must have their access to water reduced. Next, farmers were Flanneried with warmist prophecies of drought and more drought... continue »

NOAA ignored the large integrated network of Argo ocean buoys operated by the British Oceanographic Data Center in combination with satellite-enhanced data that revealed no statistical warming... continue »

If rising concentrations of atmospheric CO2 are having any impact at all on Earth's climate, that impact it is certainly not manifest in this record... continue »

They are physically cleaning up after the "Blizzard of 2016" in the northeastern US. The job is not as onerous as anticipated and is going slowly because the government is in charge. However... continue »

If press releases and photo ops could put out fires, no bush town would ever again need to fear the flames of summer. The sad and simple fact, however, is that they achieve little at enormous cost... continue »

Along the Jersey shore, homeowners are willing to spend their own money to protect their homes from whatever Mother Nature serves up, and they are right to stand up to bullies in Trenton... continue »

Bob Carter's passing is a great loss to those on the side of the angels and to the noble cause pure, non-politicised science in the debate on climate change... continue »

NASA and NOAA's "hottest ever" temperature pronouncements rely on thermometers, but ignore the other two primary ways of measuring global air temperatures, satellites and radiosondes... continue »

Newly elected Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, speaking at Davos, has strongly criticised Leonardo DiCaprio's recent pontification about alleged oil industry greed... continue »

Simply put, it is time to get to work to defeat the enemies of freedom and prosperity who are running the show in Washington, DC... continue »

The standard defence of the University of East Anglia's climate cabal is that its fiddling scientists were "cleared" by two allegedly independent panels... continue »

In spite of all that has been accomplished over several decades of dedicated work, the climate models still fall short of accomplishing all that their developers had hoped they would someday be able to do... continue »

President Obama and his billionaire friends (who will profit financially from killing coal, though no one in the media will acknowledge this) are hell bent on killing the coal industry... continue »

Climatologist Bob Carter has died at 74 years of age. He argues that scientific data does not support the UN's claims of catastrophic man-made global warming. He will be dearly missed... continue »

That we are beset by halfwits is no less self-evident than the spectacle of reporters genuflecting before the alleged wisdom of the latest climate scientist to snaffle a career-boosting grant or three... continue »

An eleven-station average reveals a relative rate of sea level rise in this region of 1.07 mm/year that has been decelerating since the mid-1950s... continue »

Fishermen and seafood-dependent communities are battening down the hatches, fearing that an Obama administration move to create a giant Atlantic Marine Monument will spell the end to their way of life... continue »

The Clean Power Plan will harm human health and welfare, wildlife and environmental quality, but will do nothing to prevent climate change, "dangerous" or otherwise... continue »

Property rights continues to be a popular issue for most Americans, so popular that enterprising policy makers and others in public policy arena could use this often overlooked issue to significant effect... continue »

Soil, logs, epiphytes and tree holes can sometimes mean the difference between a species surviving an episode of global warming or becoming locally extinct... continue »

Former Vice President Al Gore shocked Americans in "An Inconvenient Truth" when he said polar bears were drowning because global warming was melting Arctic sea ice, but... continue »

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that paying his supporters to develop nano-technological breakthroughs could reduce carbon emissions enough to slow global warming... continue »

Another experiment with another plant provides another set of data that reveals another means by which another plant species can adapt to another change in the physical environment... continue »

Companies like Solar City need politicians to keep them afloat. The best solution would be to rid ourselves of politicians who play favorites with other people's money... continue »

An international pension-fund coalition showed great enthusiasm for decarbonisation in Paris last month. It wants to shift at least $600 billion of other people's money into renewable energy projects... continue »

The news in the UK over the holiday period has been dominated by flooding. The decision to name the storms causing the floods reveals our newfound fear of weather... continue »

The only real 'change' that President Obama actually intends to accomplish under his climate change agenda is the destruction of the oil and gas, coal, and nuclear industries... continue »

The decades-old legislation that prevented American producers from exporting oil is officially overturned, despite previous presidential threats to veto a bill to lift the oil export ban... continue »

From Colorado State University and the "climate models still can't get clouds right" department comes this interesting new study: salty sea spray affects the lifetimes of clouds... continue »

All the excitement, the back-slappings, the hubbub is over, and the 40 000 have jetted back home. COP21 has come and gone. We have now had time to assess all 32 pages of the Paris Agreement... continue »

Washington is trading an end to the 40-year-old oil export ban in exchange for an extension and perpetuation of renewable energy programs and President Obama's Clean Power Plan... continue »

In spite of contrary assumptions and predictions, semi-arid regions of South Africa have become significantly "greener" over the past half-century or so... continue »

Anthony Watts reports at the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union that temperature trends reported by NOAA are too high due to contamination of temperature stations by urbanization... continue »