Fact Check: Was June Hottest Month?

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Tweets have been circulating on social media declaring that June 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded. For example … So was it? Quick Answer: Nope. Slightly longer answer is this correction from Climatologist Michael E Mann … But how do we know? The alpha source for all of the latest “Hottest” claims comes from … Read moreFact Check: Was June Hottest Month?

Dramatic drop in Antarctic Sea Ice

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You might, or perhaps might not have seen some of the stories regarding the sudden drop in the amount of Antarctic sea ice. As an example, the UK’s Guardian reports on 2nd July 2019 … ‘Precipitous’ fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed Plunge is far faster than in Arctic and may lead to … Read moreDramatic drop in Antarctic Sea Ice

Playing “Bad News” teaches Fake News awareness

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There is an online game that you can play called “Bad News”. This however is not just any game, it has been specifically designed to psychologically train and inoculate those that play against Fake News and disinformation. How can this possibly work? The thinking behind this is research into what is known to some as … Read morePlaying “Bad News” teaches Fake News awareness

The European Heatwave of June 2019

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Once again the ominous phrase “record breaking” pops up. The forecast is that the heatwave will see temperatures of up to 45c in France. “But it is summer” you might quip, “what exactly did you expect”. Er no, it is not August, we are still in June. Here is how the UK’s Guardian explains the … Read moreThe European Heatwave of June 2019