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

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? … Read more Cosmos – Next up is Climate Change

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

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”. … Read more On the road to Alaska: Why are the forests in British Columbia dying?

Climate Change denial and conspiracies

I blogged the day before yesterday about a study soon to be published in Psychological Science . It revealed that conspiracy theories tend to cluster, those that buy into moon hoax theories are prone to buy into other conspiracy theories such as 9/11 being an inside job, or climate change denial. Interestingly enough they also found that … Read more Climate Change denial and conspiracies

“Skeptic” vs “Denier” – I got it wrong … really wrong.

I wrote a brief post the other day entitled “The Climate Change Skeptics are still as crazy as ever“. Yikes … bad move … really bad move on my part ….  and so a few folks quite rightly pointed out that this is a highly inappropriate term to use. OK, lets clarify why. There are … Read more “Skeptic” vs “Denier” – I got it wrong … really wrong.