Climate Change

Betting on Climate Change …. for money.

We often use some common variation of the phrase, “Well I bet that is true”, not as an actual bet, but rather as a way of expressing confidence that whatever it is being discussed is, in the opinion of whoever is saying it, highly probable. However, back in 2008 a couple of chaps took it to the next level – one that involved real cash. It involves climate scientist James Annan and climate economist Chris Hope making a bet back in 2011 with some climate […]


What are the very best arguments presented by Climate Change deniers?

Not everybody is on board with the idea that climate change is real and that human activity is the root cause, and so beyond the prevailing consensus that exists within the scientific community there are a few individuals who take a different stance. What arguments do they present and what inspires them to go in a different direction? Dana Nuccitelli, a blogger on, environmental scientist, and risk assessor who also contributes to (John Cook’s well researched Climate Science blog … yes […]

Climate Change: Global Summary Information – June 2016 1

The numbers for June 2016 have just been published and various prominent media outlets are quite rightly reporting it. Here are a few examples … The BBC reports … Hottest June ever recorded worldwide – NOAA USA Today reports … June was Earth’s 14th straight record warm month The UKs Guardian … Hottest ever June marks 14th month of record-breaking temperatures But also we have these stories as well … Scientific American … First Half of 2016 Blows Away Temperature Records The raw data, the ultimate source for all […]


Climate Change: ‘The extraordinary years have become the normal years’

The old normal is gone, we are now watching an astonishing degree of unprecedented change happening in the Arctic. Chris Mooney writes in the Washington Post about the proceedings of a group a scientists who study Arctic climate system. They have been having a meeting in Washington DC at the National Press Club that was sponsored by SEARCH (the Study of Environmental Arctic Change).What they talked about should frighten us because so far 2016 is unlike any previous year ever seen … Walt Meier, […]

Climate records continue to be shattered

Last month I wrote about May 2016 being the hottest ever May on record, and so we now have the data for June 2016 and guess what? NOAA reports … The average June temperature for the Lower 48 states was 71.8 degrees F, making it the warmest June on record, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Above-average temperatures spanned the nation from coast to coast, and 17 states across the West, Great Plains and parts of […]

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AAAS Letter to climate change doubters in Congress

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has sent a letter to all members of congress, and that includes the many climate denialists. It has been signed by 31 leading scientific organisations and is as follows … Dear Members of Congress, We, as leaders of major scientific organizations, write to remind you of the consensus scientific view of climate change. Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research concludes that […]