The most amazing greening on Earth

By Patrick J. Michaels We’ve long been fond of showing the satellite evidence for planetary greening caused by increasing carbon dioxide, particularly the work of Zhu et al.(2016): Figure 1: Trends in Leaf Area Index around the planet. Note the units are in hundredths (10-2) of meters per square meter. An increase of 25 (Purple, 

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No, global warming isn’t causing worse hurricanes

By Bjorn Lomborg It’s human nature to assign blame for catastrophic events. In medieval times, witches were blamed for weather woes. Trials and burnings increased when weather got worse. In hurricane season today, many find a scapegoat in global warming. Pundits tell us “ignoring the science of climate change will hurt us” (Kristina Ball at 

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Hurricane Florence is not climate change or global warming. It’s just the weather.

By Roy W. Spencer Hurricane Florence is not the result of global warming. It’s likely due to natural weather patterns, not climate change as some have already said. Even before Hurricane Florence made landfall somewhere near the border of North and South Carolina, predicted damage from potentially catastrophic flooding from the storm was already being 

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Natural Variability Dominates Recent Climate Change

Paper Reviewed Babich, V.V., Darin, A.V., Smolyaninova, L.G. and Kalugin, I.A. 2017. Natural periodic processes and climate variability in the Northern Hemisphere. Doklady Earth Sciences 477: 1470-1472. How natural is current climate change? The above question has fostered considerable discussion in the global warming debate in recent years. Responses range across a spectrum of viewpoints; 

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10 New Reconstructions Show Today’s Temperatures Still Among The Coldest Of The Last 10,000 Years

By Kenneth Richard Even though CO2 concentrations hovered well below 300 ppm throughout most of the Holocene, newly published paleoclimate reconstructions affirm that today’s surface temperatures are only slightly warmer (if at all) than the coldest periods of the last 10,000 years.  This contradicts the perspective that temperatures rise in concert with CO2 concentrations. Bottom Graph 

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