Category Archives : Climate Change

Cosmos – Next up is Climate Change

If you have been watching Cosmos as I have and enjoying it, then you will be delighted to know that the topic next Sunday will be Climate Change. This is perhaps to be anticipated because it has already tackled some of the really big topics such as evolution and industry-funded science denial. Is Climate Change factually scientific and appropriate for Cosmos? Short answer = yes, of course. Climate change is not a controversial topic for those familiar with it and willing to go with the prevailing scientific […]


Climate Change – The coming impact upon us all – New report available

There is a new part of the AR5 report that is now available from the UN’s international panel of experts, the IPCC, who have been charged with looking into climate change. In fact, here below is how the actual timeline for the AR5 working groups, so as you can see from the chart below, what we are getting now is the output from Working Group II who met in Yokohama – in other words, this is not everything, there is […]


Climate Change – Is the ice really vanishing in the Arctic?

OK, the TLDR summary is – Yes, the ice really is vanishing and we are already starting to experience the consequences. So there you go then, you can skip reading and watching the clips below. Ah but if you just happen to be curious to know how we know this to be factual, then it might be worth reading a bit more. What is 100% transparently clear is that the Arctic is not just having a couple of unusually warm […]


Why do we still have climate change denial?

As I’m sure you are aware, the much-anticipated report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is out (or at least the first of three parts of AR5), and says with 95% certainty, humans are the dominant cause of global warming since the 1950s. I’ll not dig down into the details too much, there is no need. Here, for example, is a fine summary by the IPCC  themselves. That link is hosted by the BBC and is the official […]


Arctic sea ice delusions strike the Mail on Sunday and Telegraph 2

The Mail strikes yet again, and is as usual reliably unreliable. We have had a raft of articles this weekend claiming that the panic is over … Mail: And now it’s global COOLING! Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year Telegraph: Global warming? No, actually we’re cooling, claim scientists The basis for both articles is the observation that Arctic sea ice extent grew 60 percent in August 2013 as compared to August 2012. While this is […]

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On the road to Alaska: Why are the forests in British Columbia dying?

As I drive north, one big surprise has been the sight of dead trees … not just the odd one or two, but entire forests, mile after mile after mile … millions. Why … what is going on here? Two words sum it up … “Climate change” … or to be more precise, “spruce beetles”. It all started in 1994, or at least became visibly apparent that something was up. The prevailing thinking is that warmer winters have permitted a […]