Climate Change in 12 Minutes – The Skeptic’s Case

By Dr. David M.W. Evans “We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest data. Fortunately the climate models got all their major predictions wrong. Why? Every serious skeptical scientist has been consistently saying essentially the same thing for over 20 years, yet most people have never heard the message. 

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Whither CO2? Seeking Science-Based Quantification of Carbon Cycle Uncertainty

By Roger M. Cooke and Michael Oppenheimer Globally, we are presently emitting approximately 10 Gigatonnes of carbon (GtC) annually. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 8.5 has an emissions trajectory according to which emissions worldwide will climb to 29 GtC per year in 2100. The more sanguine RCP 3 emissions 

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Rick Perry: Carbon dioxide not causing global warming

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday that he doesn’t believe carbon dioxide emissions are causing climate change. When asked on CNBC if he believes carbon emissions are the cause of global warming, Perry answered, “No.” He then added that the “primary control knob” for global warming is “most likely… the ocean waters and this environment 

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The Transgenerational Effects of Elevated CO2 on Winter Wheat

Paper Reviewed Li, Y., Li, X., Yu, J. and Liu, F. 2017. Effect of the transgenerational exposure to elevated CO2 on the drought response of winter wheat: Stomatal control and water use efficiency. Environmental and Experimental Botany 136: 78-84. Transgenerational effects in living organisms occur from either maternal environmental effects or from evolutionary responses to 

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Study: Global warming directly linked to ocean surface temperature changes

Understanding multi-decadal global warming rate changes INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES A long-standing mystery is that, despite the persistently increased greenhouse gases emissions throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the globally-averaged surface temperature has shown distinct multi-decadal fluctuations since 1900, including two weak global warming slowdowns in the mid-twentieth century and 

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Plastic made from sugar and carbon dioxide

Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath. Polycarbonate is used to make drinks bottles, lenses for glasses and in scratch-resistant coatings for phones, CDs 

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20 More New Papers Link Solar Forcing To Climate Change – Now 80 Sun-Climate Papers For 2017

By Kenneth Richard Since 2014, 400 Scientific Papers Affirm A Strong Sun-Climate Link 2017 – 80 Scientific Papers Linking Solar Forcing To Climate 2016 – 133 Scientific Papers Linking Solar Forcing To Climate 2015 – 95 Scientific Papers Linking Solar Forcing To Climate 2014 – 93 Scientific Papers Linking Solar Forcing To Climate The 20 Latest 

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Multi vegetation model evaluation of the Green Sahara climate regime†

By Peter O. Hopcroft, Paul J. Valdes, Anna B. Harper and David J. Beerling Abstract During the Quaternary, the Sahara desert was periodically colonised by vegetation, likely because of orbitally-induced rainfall increases. However, the estimated hydrological change is not reproduced in climate model simulations, undermining confidence in projections of future rainfall. We evaluated the relationship 

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