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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.

The mean sea level along Mumbai's coast is likely to rise by around 4 cm while Maharashtra faces warmer nights, decline in crop productivity and health issues in the next 100 years... continue »

Brazil may see a mass migration of crops and farm workers from huge swaths of currently tillable lands to more temperate zones as global warming takes hold... continue »

The IPCC says it will take very ambitious efforts to keep climate change at acceptable levels. The dire predictions have some asking whether it's time to think about geo-engineering... continue »

Pollution from China's coal-burning power plants is pumping up winter storms over the northwest Pacific Ocean and changing North America's weather... continue »

UN climate chiefs have backed fracking as part of the solution to global warming – but warned that a massive expansion of green energy will be crucial to prevent devastating extremes of climate change... continue »

Half of the world's population now lives in cities – a proportion that's set to rise to two-thirds by 2050. Yet cities are vulnerable to the worst impacts of climate change... continue »

On the current trajectory, greenhouse gas emissions from cars, trains, ships and airplanes may become one of the greatest drivers of human-induced climate change... continue »

There will be 100,000 electric cars on Sri Lankan roads in two years, which will not only create an emission free environment, but also brings a huge money saving... continue » [more]

Scientists seek climate-friendly cow of the future, whose greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by anti-methane pills, burp scanners and gas backpacks... continue »

The 21st century will present gloomy challenges for Costa Rica and the rest of Latin America, such as the collapse of wildlife habitats, animal extinction and water scarcity... continue »

The Arctic is home to some of the world's most dramatic climate change, with warming oceans and melting ice at a rate experts never imagined possible... continue »

The Saharan dust storms will become increasingly strong in the coming years as a nasty mixture of drought, development and intensive farming in North Africa pushes up air pollution... continue »

We are having the wrong climate change debate. The evidence is clear that carbon dioxide and temperatures are increasing. Where is the interest in debating observations... continue »

Too many fish in the sea? Surging pink salmon stocks in the Pacific Ocean pose a risk to other wildlife, suggests a seabird study that points to climate change as a culprit... continue »

Goodbye, polar vortex. Hello, pollen vortex! In many parts of the world, the allergy season starts earlier and lasts longer each year, potentially due to climate change... continue »

The cities of the future could be green and glowing spaces where natural elements such as bioluminescence and urban farming are used to soften the impact of a changing climate... continue »

The economic and financial impact of global warming is complex and not well understood. Overall, changes in climate are expected to cause significant disruptions that also exact an economic toll... continue »

Over the past half century the maple production season has been shortened by about 10 percent due to climate change, and freeze-thaw cycles have become much more unpredictable... continue »

The impact of rising temperatures on the world's food supplies is a key issue for climate experts meeting in Japan. But food security is not just about developing countries... continue »

Off the remote eastern tip of Papua New Guinea a natural phenomenon offers an alarming glimpse into the future of the oceans, as increasing concentrations of CO2 make sea water more acidic... continue »

A key UN report on climate change is going to show that the impacts of rising temperatures on food security will be more serious and hit earlier than previously thought... continue »

Huge jellyfish blooms are becoming a growing nuisance to industry and the environment. Scientists predict that as waters warm, they're likely to become more common in Australia... continue »

If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you're mistaken. In fact, the dangers of a warming Earth are immediate and very human... continue »

People in coastal regions of Asia, particularly those living in cities, will face some of the worst effects of global warming, climate experts warn... continue »

Farmland prices have soared to all-time highs in recent years. Wall Street's move onto farms comes at a time of severe ecological flux that will be exacerbated by climate change... continue »

The central and eastern US shivered through a colder-than-average winter, but most of the rest of the globe did not share in the chill, registering the eighth warmest overall winter on record... continue »

Extreme weather conditions are hitting coffee production in Vietnam, the world's largest exporter of low-end robusta beans used in instant coffee... continue »

The future's bright – but only if we rise to the challenges which threaten environmental catastrophe, a major new report warns this week... continue »

For years researchers have believed that the glaciers in the frigid northeast section of Greenland are resilient to the effects of climate change that have affected so much of the Arctic... continue »

Stanley's jagged peak is the third highest mountain in Africa. But experts warn that the ice is melting at "disturbing" rates, and within two decades Africa's equatorial peaks will be bare rock... continue »

Citing rising population, limited farmland and climate change, David Cameron's official science advisers have called for GM crops to be rolled out across the UK... continue »

Over seven billion people populate our planet, which means around 10.5 billion litres of human urine is produced and wasted each day. Scientists argue that human waste will be wasted no more... continue »

Methane emissions from oil palm plantations are a growing contributor to climate change. But they could be turned into renewable energy with existing technology... continue »

All the infrastructure Americans rely on to heat their homes, power their lights and fuel their trains, trucks and cars is becoming more and more exposed to failure in a changing climate... continue »

Bodacious tubes on Australia's east coast are being wiped out by global warming. That's the finding from research predicting that, at current rates, climate change will crush those big waves... continue »

Australian climate report reveals that the country is being hit by more extreme heat and high-fire danger, and southern regions are drying out – trends that may accelerate as the planet heats up... continue »

Diets around the world have become more and more similar while the diversity of food supply has decreased. This means that the world's crops will be increasingly vulnerable to climate change... continue »

What do the Arctic's ice cap, America's bee population and Chipotle's guacamole have in common? They're all potential casualties of global climate change... continue »

As international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions stall, schemes to slow global warming using fantastical technologies once dismissed as a sideshow are getting serious consideration... continue »

This could be another casualty of global warming: a huge ice-free region – the size of New Zealand – that existed within the ice blanket of the southern ocean surrounding Antarctica has disappeared... continue »

The frequency of severe flooding across Europe is set to double by 2050 and over the same period there could be a nearly fivefold increase in the annual economic losses resulting from floods... continue »

Far from offering simple sci-fi solutions to global warming – from fertilising the oceans with iron to mirrors in space – may in fact make the problem worse, a probe of "geo-engineering" options says... continue »

Climate change is real and yet some Americans continue to debate it. Why? Lack of trust plays a part. Just 42% of US adults have a great deal of confidence in the scientific community... continue »

China has always been prone to natural disasters but a changing climate is causing more extreme weather, which hits food production, threatens water resources and damages energy security... continue »

Can the world promote economic development while still halting climate change? A new study suggests that so far, humanity isn't doing so well at meeting both goals at the same time... continue »

Climate change is the biggest challenge for every country. But it is the poorest people in society who are most vulnerable. This is what makes it an ethical as much as a scientific or economic issue... continue »

There will be a global coffee shortage, thanks to the historic, worst ever drought in Brazil, the world's largest producer. The shortage is due to climate change and rising demand... continue »

With the end of President Obama's tenure now in sight, wealthy environmental advocates are pushing Democrats to take bolder positions on climate change... continue »

Arctic sea ice growth has slowed dramatically in recent weeks, thanks in large part to abnormally warm air and water temperatures. Sea ice now sits at record low levels for mid-February... continue »

Climate change is expected to spur an increase in crime. Periods of higher temperatures – on an hour-by-hour or week-to-week basis – will trigger more crime including murders and rapes... continue »

Participating scientists of the Vision Prize survey are worried that the IPCC is underestimating sea level rise. Humans are the primary cause of global warming over the past 250 years... continue »

Persistent weather patterns at the mid-latitudes, like this winter's long-lasting polar vortex or severe drought in America, are a direct consequence of climate change heating up the Arctic... continue »

Global warming sends no love to Olympic bidders. All five cities vying to host the 2022 winter games will face some of the warmest weather they've ever seen when the Olympics open... continue »

Powerful funders are supporting the campaign to deny scientific findings about global warming. 5.2 billion US dollars of their funding is "dark money" from undisclosed sources... continue »

As some U.S. states deal with record-breaking droughts, a new report finds that hydraulic fracturing – a process of drilling for oil and natural gas – can further deplete scarce water resources... continue »

The EU sees itself leading the world in curbing carbon-dioxide emissions and doing more than any other region to mitigate climate change. But rising coal use clouds Europe's future... continue »

As Arctic ice shelves melt, polar bears are ransacking seabird nests and eating massive quantities of eggs to sustain themselves. It is not sustainable for either the bears or the birds... continue »

While the U.S. East Coast braces for another series of frigid storms, California ski resort operators are cursing Mother Nature for a winter of unseasonably warm temperatures... continue »

Climate change is already hurting American farmers and rural residents, and the USDA chief is warning that the US will regret any failure to adapt and prepare for shifting weather realities... continue »

Climate change became an official Winter Olympic issue in 1998 in the wake of the Nagano Games. The four subsequent host cities, including Sochi, have made strides to address climate change... continue »

Tidal Lagoon Power aims at supplying 10% of the UK's domestic electricity by building 5 full-scale tidal lagoons in UK waters by 2023, before the UK sees any generation from new nuclear... continue »

Deaths as a result of hot weather are to soar over the next four decades as a result of climate change. In UK, the number of annual heat-related deaths will rise 257% by 2050... continue »

Jakobshavn Glacier, which may have sunk the Titanic, is now the fastest moving glacier in the world as a result of the massive melting of Greenland ice sheet... continue »

While Obama talks of putting America on the path to a clean, green future, the United States is flooding world markets with cheap, high carbon fuels. It's exporting global warming... continue »

Scientists have long predicted that human-made climate change will bring on ever-worsening droughts, especially in semi-arid regions like the US Southwest... continue »

Make no mistake – climate change will hit us hard. We need to clean up the mess before it is too late, the IPCC warns in its latest assessment of anthropogenic climate change... continue »

A growing trickle of evidence suggests that dams can provide engineered resilience to climate change – if we can figure out how to dial in a suitable temperature... continue »

Climate change has been causing an increase in the health risks faced by residents of the several coastal and riverside districts of Bangladesh, a recent study has found... continue »

An annual report detailing the status of Lake Tahoe's health and clarity has researchers rethinking some long-held assumptions and focusing on trends that may be linked to climate change... continue »

Finally, there is a reason for a bit of optimism about climate change. A new report on climate policy confirms that Obama can take strong action on climate without needing Congress to do anything... continue »

Kofi Annan, chair of The Elders, calls for collective action on climate change. Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time. No one and no country will escape the impact of climate change... continue »

Eko Atlantic, a new privatised city in Nigeria, augurs how the super-rich will exploit the crisis of climate change to increase inequality and seal themselves off from its impacts... continue »

Obama's science and technology adviser John Holdren explains – in just two minutes – the polar vortex and why climate change will bring more extreme weather in the future... continue »

For China, north is a new way to go west. In Beijing lately, officials have made a point of calling their country a "near Arctic" state, thanks to a shipping passage in the melting Arctic... continue »

Some landowners with oil and gas wells on their property complain about emissions affecting their air quality and health. But their cumulative effects are never counted up... continue »

Both NOAA and NASA said nine of the 10 warmest years on record have happened in the 21st century. The hottest year was 2010, and the fourth hottest year was 2013... continue »

Fungi don't get the respect they deserve. Now a new study says that a certain type of fungi can help soil hold up to 70% more carbon – with potentially big impacts for the climate... continue »

Navy officials say the Arctic will give the US its first new ocean to police since the annexation of the Pacific Northwest in 1846. The military views that climate change has had a visible and direct impact... continue »

Climate change has complicated the Philippines' efforts to become self-sufficient in rice. In 2013, 74% of the estimated damage from natural disasters came in the farm sector, primarily affecting rice... continue »

Antarctica and the Arctic are the focus of global hunger for untapped resources. The increased presence of humans in the polar zones is a direct result of climate change... continue »

Dust storms intensified by climate change in the West stir up microscopic spores of the toxic soil-dwelling fungus Coccidioides immitis. Infections have risen dramatically... continue »

Global climate change poses severe public health challenges for the world, as heat causes more deaths than all other weather causes combined, a CDC scientist says... continue »

Bats are the victims of the warming climate. At least 50,000 bats are reported to have been killed by blistering heatwave in the state of Queensland... continue »

The largest lake in the Caribbean has been rising and rising, devouring whatever else stands in its way. It's time to talk about climate change adaptation... continue »

Droughts will increase across Europe by the end of this century as climate change limits water supplies and demand increases, the European Commission has warned... continue »

A new report says cloud shortage will push temperatures higher as climate warms. Fewer clouds will form, leaving more of the Earth exposed to the sun's rays. And that means more warming... continue »

The dust-darkened snow on the Rocky Mountains absorbs more sun and melts at a faster speed, affecting water supplies for millions of people in more than half a dozen states... continue »

The conservative media may currently be the single biggest roadblock to addressing the threat posed by climate change. The Weekly Standard's article exemplifies it... continue »

Deep sea creatures are not safe from the devastating impacts of a warming world over the next century. There is a direct link between climate change and the loss of life on the sea floor... continue »

The historic deep freeze across North America doesn't disprove global warming. Winter isn't climate. What's more, global warming can make cold snaps even worse... continue »

A meaty issue: Methane from the digestive systems of the 3.6 billion ruminants on the planet – sheep, cattle and goats – is the biggest human–related source of the greenhouse gas ...continue »

All at sea. While sea level has risen nearly 8 inches worldwide since 1880, it has climbed about a foot or more in some U.S. cities because of ocean currents and land subsidence ...continue »

Shaded buildings, water–efficient fittings, computer modeling of carbon emissions and efficient air conditioning and ventilation systems. It’s the city of the future – today ...continue »

Could Rudolf’s red nose be caused by global warming? Actually, it’s neither funny nor festive that climate change may be causing a severe decline in reindeer numbers ...continue »

Global warming is being blamed for steep declines in polar bear populations. Zoos are keen to breed polar bears in captivity, but just 5% of polar bear matings in captivity produce cubs ...continue »

Although they’re sure about the role of humans in global warming, researchers would like to improve observations of the planet, and better understand the natural cycling of carbon ...continue »

It’s heating up Down Under. The spring of 2013 has been Australia's warmest on record, with mean temperatures for the season climbing 1.57C above the 1961-1990 average ...continue »

Graphic illustration: A series of images provide food-for-thought when it comes to the future of America's coastal towns if scientists' predictions about global warming prove correct ...continue »

We cannot turn a blind eye to the stark reality of climate change. And each appalling individual tragedy, like the Philippine typhoon, must be seen as a flash of the future ...continue »

The media are drawn to loud and flamboyant caricatures, not careful and studious characters. In addition to being annoying, it also has very real consequences when it comes to climate ...continue »

Honey, we'll shrink the kids … Scientists believe a reduced body size is an evolutionary response by mammals to extreme global warming events, known as hyperthermals ...continue »

Global emissions of carbon dioxide may be showing the fchirst signs of a “permanent slowdown” in the rate of increase. However the use of cheap coal is a worrying trend ...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.

Over the past twenty years, we've been subjected to a barrage of catastrophic climate change forecasts and prophecies that would put Moses to shame... continue »

University of Vermont geologist Paul Bierman argues that even during the warmest periods since the ice sheet formed, the center of Greenland remained stable... continue »

The UN IPCC AR5 latest climate assessment process comprising WGI, WGII and WGIII reports is complete. Yet UN report's fatal flaws destroy credibility of WGII and WGIII findings... continue »

It's been over 11 years since the late novelist Michael Crichton advanced the hypothesis that aliens cause global warming. The data in recent decades say 'yes'... continue »

The UK Secretary of State for Education warns teachers they are breaking the law if they fail to provide balanced coverage of climate change. But sadly, it is not the case in Australia... continue »

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing in itself, but an overdose of arrogance makes it infinitely more so. Doubt that? Just lend an ear to the oracular pronouncements on global climate... continue »

The 2014/15 El Niño has yet to form and there's already a well-commented blog post about it that spreads more speculative nonsense than one would think possible... continue »

Alarming climate and eco-activist messages are saturating the British school system, which has just been warned by the Home Secretary that peddling propaganda as fact is a punishable offence... continue »

Richard Tol resigned from the IPCC because their latest report was too alarmist. His action proves that the latest IPCC Report raised the level of alarmism without justification... continue »

Stephan Lewandowsky has just released a paper supporting the "precautionary principle". His argument has opened our eyes to what is really important... continue »

There's an irony in the global warming industry – the one that's always screaming about climate change "deniers" not "believing in science" – trying to make a religious appeal to Christians... continue »

Peer review is claimed to be the gold standard for scientific papers. Yet in the establishment climate science world, "peer review" operates differently... continue »

A peer-reviewed paper titled "Information Manipulation and Climate Agreements" openly advocates that global warming proponents engage in mendacious claims in order to further their cause... continue »

Environmentalist James Lovelock is having some second thoughts about the whole climate change thing. He doesn't think anybody really knows what's happening. They just guess... continue »

Global warming has destroyed April Fools' Day. The alarmists have already used up all of the crazy ideas themselves. As far as they are concerned, global warming causes everything... continue »

No longer able to channel the zeitgeist in the way it once could, the IPCC has a similar feel to an ageing rock band. Its fifth assessment report is a product of politics, not science... continue »

The next natural climate change is likely to see the ice returning. Everyone except penguins and polar bears should welcome the warmth – cold is the killer... continue »

Autumn's return has been marked, as usual, by froth-flecked assertions that we have just survived yet another of Gaia's warnings that humanity must abandon its planet-destroying ways... continue »

Even while it exaggerates the amount of warming, the IPCC is becoming more cautious about its effects. It will shortly publish a report on the likely impact of climate change... continue »

An AAAS' report, counterfactually titled "What We Know", is more an account of what the scientific community thought it knew about a decade ago than an up-to-date telling of current understanding... continue »

The circumpolar vortex has put this season into the record-books. The United States has just gone through its coldest interequinoctial winter in a century. Global warming? What global warming... continue »

March came in like a lion, bringing winds, snow and cold blast to the northeastern US. It looks like the lion isn't leaving, but climate alarmists can't blame the "polar vortex" this time... continue »

Mother Jones magazine has put a crazy theory on display: climate change is messing up the search for the missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370... continue »

One of the most annoying things about climate forecasts is the apparent need to predict catastrophe. Of course, it makes good press, like an article written by Bryan Walsh at Time... continue »

IPCC scientists have known that data and science inadequacies contradict certainties presented to media, public and politicians, but they remain silent... continue »

The 50,000-strong American body of physicists, the American Physical Society, seems to be turning significantly sceptical on climate alarmism... continue »

Asian smogs are caused by unburnt fuel and particulates spewing from old engines in millions of cars. But none of this real pollution is caused by invisible, life supporting, non-toxic carbon dioxide... continue »

NOAA's map of February temperatures across the United States got New England all wrong. It wasn't "near normal" at all, as the people of the region can well attest... continue »

The media spin is in full wash mode over a recent paper studying a small section of Greenland. Some are conflating regional warming with global warming, because meverything is about global warming... continue »

The climate change "biodiversity crisis" is like a whack-a-mole game, with an almost-daily claim popping up about this species or that at risk from climate change... continue »

"Climate change is making itself felt in terms of day-to-day weather in the United States," says Gerald Meehl, a senior scientist at the NCAR. But his claim has a huge flaw... continue »

A satellite animation shows the progression of the storm system that has drastically changed temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US from spring-like warmth to the bitter cold of winter... continue »

A poll shows that Americans don't worry all that much about global warming. This is similar to the survey showing Europeans worrying a lot more about almost all other issues than global warming... continue »

As it turns out, with our present level of understanding, God does play dice. We are not guaranteed to arrive at any specific future, thus there is nothing for the climate models to solve... continue »

Sun's energy influences 1,000 years of natural climate variability in North Atlantic. Changes in the sun's energy output may have led to marked natural climate change in Europe over the last 1,000 years... continue »

Studies claim that the warming climate is slowing the pace of the Gulf Stream. However, none of them include any direct measurements of the current over an extended period to prove their point... continue »

The Statute of Liberty is threatened by 'global warming' again. It seems that this claim comes up about once a year. Now we have yet another one making the rounds in the media... continue »

The irascible Bob Ward from the Grantham Institute just couldn't handle having climate skeptics allowed to give an opinion before the UK Parliament, so he filed rebuttals to every witness... continue »

The Global Warming Policy Foundation says that our climate is considerably less sensitive to greenhouse gases than most climate models are estimating... continue »

In further indications of global warming induced cold, Niagara Falls has frozen over for a second time this winter. Which model predicted that global warming would cause vast waterfalls to freeze solid... continue »

The primary winter months of December, January and February averaged over the contiguous 48 states were the second coldest winter of the United States in the last 35 years... continue »

Some warmists claim that large Antarctic polynyas is going to disappear. Yet, there's a large offshore polynya in progress in the Weddell Sea right now according to NSIDC imagery... continue »

Societal change is sufficient to explain the increasing costs of disasters at the global level, and claims to the contrary are not supported by aggregate loss data from the reinsurance industry... continue »

Experts are telling us that nobody is to blame for the UK floods. But the fault lies with NGOs who share in common the belief that humanity's needs are secondary to those of flora and fauna... continue »

Climate alarmism turns politics into the art of the impossible. Ben Pile, blogger at Climate Resistance, says that the floods in the UK are a crisis of British infrastructure, not climate change... continue »

Despite continuing increases in greenhouse gas emissions, the Earth's surface temperatures have remained nearly flat for the last 15 years. Even the IPCC has verified a warming "hiatus"... continue »

Politicians and scientists often indirectly equate skeptics' view with the denial that Nazi's extermination of millions of Jews ever happened. The comparison is repulsive and extremist nature... continue »

Have you ever seen a kid who is completely closed to any type of reasoning? Well, CNN has become that unreasoning kid. It declares no two sides to climate change debate... continue »

Is climate change causing extreme weather? Environmental scientist Roger Pielke Jr. thinks not. Little evidence exists in the IPCC report linking climate change to extreme weather events... continue »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry assailed climate-change skeptics as members of the "Flat Earth Society" for doubting the reality of catastrophic climate change. But it's him that is flat wrong... continue »

It's ridiculous that UK Independence Party councillor, David Silvester, said recent floods were caused by gay marriage. Blaming storms on human industry is as backward as blaming them on gays... continue »

The Earth is not as warm as expected, which is inconvenient for climate-change narrative. Hence many theories being proposed to explain where the 'missing heat' may be hiding out... continue »

The discussion about the causes of England's recent flooding and whether we can – or should – do anything about it is rather more worrying than TV's dumbed-down 'news values'... continue »

How much weather is being caused by climate change? Maybe 1 part in 1,000. Weather is related to energy imbalances, and mankind's role in changing those rates of energy flow is miniscule... continue »

There's quite a hullabaloo in the UK as the Met Office tries to link recent flooding in Bridgwater, Somerset with global warming, with Lord Lawson even calling Met Office Julia Slingo's claims "absurd"... continue »

The climate models that governments base policy decisions on have failed miserably. Over 95 percent of the climate models have over-forecast the warming trend since 1979... continue »

The monthly satellite lower-troposphere temperature anomaly from Remote Sensing Systems Inc. is available, which shows that there has been no global warming – at all – for 17 years 5 months... continue »

A report from the U.S. Office of the Inspector General says global climate change program data may be unreliable, and it cannot ensure that Federal funds are being spent in an appropriate manner... continue »

Lake Superior is 92 percent frozen on the surface, breaking a 20-year-old record of 91 percent set on Feb 5, 1994. Other lakes are icing up fast. Temperatures continue well below freezing... continue »

Some people say you shouldn't poke a bear with a stick, for obvious reasons. But as for Mr Steyn, he never gives up poking the 'MannBearPig', even when being sued... continue »

It does often seem as if the planet is Malthusians. Environmental campaigner Al Gore has once again called for the imposition of 'fertility management' in Africa... continue »

New research predicts that coastal regions may face massive increases in damages from storm surge flooding. However, the fact is that global tropical cyclone activity is at 33-year lows... continue »

Yes, Virginia, it really has been a cold winter. The winter months of Dec 2013 and Jan 2014 averaged over the contiguous 48 United States were the 3rd coldest Dec/Jan in the last 30 years... continue »

A new high-resolution record of climate evolution shows evidence that after the fairly warm Miocene climate optimum about 17-15 million years ago, Earth's climate began to cool... continue »

Global warming enthusiasts often use the "If 99 doctors said..." argument, but we need a second opinion for the slight warming the Earth has experienced... continue »

The UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport, demands that climate-change sceptics 'grow up', which only reveals his ignorance about the climate debate... continue »

The last 3+ decades did not produce the cascading, record-setting temperature scenario. There have been no new continental "hottest" temperature records since 1978... continue »

Steve Goddard posted results from his analysis of the official US surface temperatures, suggesting spurious warming occurring around 1998. Evidence of this can also be found back in 2012... continue »

Climate scientists now find themselves in a pickle after selling their souls to their government masters in order to produce "scientific evidence" of human-caused climate change... continue »

While administration officials are insisting publicly that there is no firm proof that the planet is warming, they are quietly exploring potential ways to turn down the heat... continue »

Man-made global warming, or as it likes to be referred to these days as 'climate change', had a grand plan in its heyday. It's perhaps the greatest speculative bubble since Holland's 'Tulip Mania'... continue »

No doubt we will hear how the current heat waves in Australia are "unprecedented" and evidence of dangerous man-made global warming. They are neither "global" nor "unprecedented"... continue »

News media have spent years working hard to convince the public that climate change is a global threat. Here are five cool ways to remind senators how biased media are on climate... continue »

Michael Mann, the inventor of the the Global-Warming 'Hockeystick', ignores the truth that global climate has not warmed significantly for the past 15 years... continue »

By fabricating a strawman argument claiming he found only 1 author who "rejected man-made global warming", James Powell intentionally ignored actual skeptic arguments... continue »

Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey say that the melting of the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf in Antarctica has suddenly slowed right down in the last few years... continue »

No matter what is happening in the real world, zealots and mandarins still carry on, filling their green reports and making incredible claims – politically intoxicated by a compulsive melodrama... continue »

We've reached a turning point where it is hard for any global warming alarmist to claim that unless we stop burning fossil fuels the world as we know it will end in the coming decades... continue »

The indefatigable David Rose of Britain's Daily Mail has exposed bias in news reporting of climate change of a scale heretofore unknown, even for that never-accurately-covered subject... continue »

Physics corruption was largely abstract and academic, until it spread into the global warming issue, which is now resulting in energy systems being destroyed based on scientific fraud... continue »

It's been 8 years since Al Gore told us in January 2006 that we had only 10 years left to solve the global warming problem. Only 2 years left, still no warming... continue »

A puckish correspondent and his 'frolicsome editor' hoaxed the world some 134 years ago. These days the same 'research methods' can be found among catastropharian predictions... continue »

A recent report proclaims that moose are another victim of global warming. But as in most science articles promoting global warming, the body of the report failed to justify its headline... continue »

'Polar vortex' is a concept created by the Liberal media just recently to promote a climate-change agenda. The hoax makes audiences think winter is caused by global warming... continue »

Global warming cultists are now moving on to 'climate collapse'. Total collapse. No climate at all. No sun, no ice. Nothing except the graphs and charts of 'settled science'... continue »

More than 300 groups are rejecting calls from top scientists to embrace nuclear power to fight climate change since renewables cannot be deployed fast enough... continue »

The United States wasted 7.45 billion dollars over the past three years to "help developing countries cope with climate change". It is an outrage and Congress needs to stop the spending... continue »

Global warming is small and nothing to be alarmed about, says a climate scientist. Richard Lindzen sees his discipline as deeply compromised by wholly unwarranted alarmism... continue »

What has caused a terrifying wave of amphibian die-offs from the 1980s onwards? Global warming? No. Ecology, like so many scientific fields, has sold its soul to the global warming religion... continue »

It was a bit ironic that an expedition ship carrying researchers investigating the impact of a warming planet themselves were trapped by heavy ice in Antarctica on Christmas day... continue »

The environmentalist opposition to air travel has never been about climate change alone – rather, it’s an aesthetic critique of mass tourism, which is sneered at as tacky and vulgar ...continue »

If you go down to the woods today, to see what the environmentalists are up to, you’ll be in for a big surprise – or just eco–idiots wanting to remould society from the ground up ...continue »

Whence the eco–millionaires? Other industries would stand accused of damning conflicts of interest but when it comes to the global warming ‘industry’, it seems anything goes ...continue »

While climate alarmists blame Typhoon Haiyan on the greed and wickedness of Westerners, population scaremongers claim Filipinos’ fecundity made the impact of the storm worse ...continue »

If wind turbines slice up bald eagles, California condors and whooping cranes in mid-flight, that is the price Americans should gladly pay to put an end to global climate disruption. Not ...continue »

Scientists who are now warning of global cooling rely on meteorology and other disciplines that view the Sun, cosmic rays and Earth's orbit as the dominant factors in our climate ...continue »

Climate change is simply one challenge – other things are almost as important or equally important, such as global poverty and the need to maintain economic development ...continue »

Just clouding the issue? In promoting a different approach to fighting global warming, a small splinter group of scientists wants to artificially manipulate the planet's climate ...continue »

Shale’s transformed the world energy scene. It’s superabundant and getting cheaper; it’s not running out any time soon; and it’s cutting CO2 emissions by taking market share from coal ...continue »

Fears are growing that the barn owl, one of Britain’s most treasured birds, is being pushed toward extinction after a series of cold springs. Ah! – if only global warming were true ...continue »

Climate change has become a substitute religion for people whose political agenda is less to do with saving the planet than with reining in economic growth and redistributing wealth ...continue »

Is it now time to cool down? The 17-year pause in global warming is likely to last into the 2030s and the Arctic sea ice has already started to recover, according to new research ...continue »