Category Archives : Climate Change


Twitter Storm on Climate Change and Balance at the BBC

Physicist Helen Czerski has managed to stir things up recently when tweeting about Climate Change: The Inconvenient Facts. To set the ball rolling climate scientist Michael Mann took to Twitter to complain that the BBC was “actively promoting misinformation” about man-made climate change, and in reply Helen Czerski, responded that the show is “v. balanced in sense that there is no “skeptic” voice.” … … and that then sets things rolling … … etc (I’ll leave the rest up to your imagination). […]

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Arctic sea ice reaches lowest maximum ever recorded

As you might indeed expect, the ice covering the Arctic sea oscillates, we have the summer melt that is then followed by the winter freeze, and as we pass through these regular cycles the National Snow and Ice Data Centre measures what is happening and reports the latest on a daily basis. How? They get reliable measurements of the sea ice extent from satellites that pass over the  polar region several times each day. To monitor Arctic sea ice, NSIDC primarily has used […]

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Climate Change denier Senator Inhofe tossed a snowball in the senate 1

Least you wonder, no my title here is not a subtle play on words to conjure up a metaphor, it is a literal description, US Senator Jim Inhofe, brings in a snowball that he picked up outside, holds it up and then tosses it across the senate floor. His entire argument was, “Look, there is lots of snow outside, it is really cold, so obviously this Climate Change claim is a complete hoax”. Somebody asked on twitter – “Is he […]

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Climate Change denier was paid to take that stance

Willie Wei-Hock Soon, an aerospace engineer and a part-time employee at the Solar and Stellar Physics (SSP) Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, is better known in some quarters as a rather vocal critic of the prevailing scientific consensus that human activity is a significant contributor to climate change. He does does not deny that global warning is happening, but rather has argued that most of it is caused by solar variation. For example … Here is his testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public […]

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The $10,000 Global Warming Skeptic Challenge 1

The Physicist Dr. Christopher Keating has a challenge for you on his blog … I am announcing the start of the $10,000 Global Warming Skeptic Challenge. The rules are easy: 1. I will award $10,000 of my own money to anyone that can prove, via the scientific method, that man-made global climate change is not occurring; 2. There is no entry fee; 3. You must be 18 years old or older to enter; 4. Entries do not have to be original, […]

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Some rather strange responses to Obama’s new Climate Change rules

As I’m sure you are aware, Obama announced some rather sensible regulations that mandate that coal-fired power plants in the US need to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions by 30%. In fact Al Gore has chipped in and said the new rules were “the most important step taken to combat the climate crisis in our country’s history”.  Sigh! … if only he had won that election …oh wait, he actually did if they had counted all the statewide ballots (yes, my political leanings are leaking out […]

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