Climate Change


Hijacking Bill Nye

Rumours started flying that Bill Nye was going to debate Sara Palin on the topic of climate change. For example Breitbart ran the story … Sarah Palin is set to participate in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. in May following the nationwide screening of the fact-based climate change documentary Climate Hustle. … Palin will reportedly appear at a panel discussion in Washington following the screening of the film, alongside Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and […]

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Climate Change: The tipping point is here, we have reached 2 degrees 1

It has long been advocated that we need to avoid dangerous climate change by keeping the global average temperature rise under 2 degrees, and up until October 2015 that appeared to be viable. Unfortunately since then there has been a very dramatic change, the temperature rise has suddenly accelerated and as a result, January was a record breaking month surpassing anything previously measured, but then February happened to us and that blew away the January records. As explained in great […]

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How do Climate Change Denialists rationalise their position?

There is of course often quite rightly a vast diversity of thinking on any and every topic, and Climate Change is no exception to that. However, the prevailing scientific consensus is now distinctly clear and it is like that because it has a solid foundation that consists of rather a lot of well-researched evidence that confirms it, and so the real conversation within such circles is not “Is it happening?”, but rather is “What exactly can we do?”. Meanwhile, the denialist bandwagon […]


Something Dramatic is taking place in the Arctic

January was the warmest January ever recorded, and as a result the quantity of Arctic sea ice measured by satellite was the lowest ever. I blogged about it not too long ago on 10th Feb, and for a more detailed analysis Chris Mooney also wrote about it all within the Washington Post on 18th Feb …  … January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the hottest year ever recorded (2015), January saw the greatest departure from average of any […]

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Arctic Sea Ice : January 2016 was Lowest ever recorded 1

The National Snow and Ice data Center keeps track of the amount of sea ice over the Arctic and updates it all daily. Over time, each and every year, it keeps getting lower and lower and this January was the lowest ever recorded – the above is their chart illustrating exactly that. Notice that the blue line represents this season (2015-2016) and records exactly where things soon on 3rd February. Never before in all the time they have been recording has […]

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The consensus on Climate change … is it really 97%? – #Climate

Often discussions on Climate Change will have the observation that there is a 97% consensus that it is all quite real, and since that message is getting out it is very often quoted … Ever so slight flaw, in reality it is not 97% of scientists who agree, and so that prompts a few questions such as “where does 97% come from?”, and if it is not correct, there what is the percentage?” Where does the 97% come from? Its origins […]

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