Climate Change

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, […]

Porters carry cores of ancient glacial ice down from the 6542m summit of Mt Sajama in Bolivia.

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 […]

Obama Global Warming

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 […]