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UK cities lead Europe on climate preparations

UK cities are substantially more advanced in their planning and preparation for climate change than other European cities according to a newly published study. The study shows that 80% of UK cities have an adaption plan compare with 50% of Finnish cities and 93% of UK cities had mitigation plans as opposed to 43% of…
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China’s CO2 emissions match that of Europe

Latest figures from the University of East Anglia show that China’s CO2 emissions per head of population is no greater than that of Europe at 7 tonnes per person and is under half of the United States emissions at 16 tonnes per person. The figures show that despite China now being the country that emits…
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Bird numbers crash at Lough Neagh due to greener agriculture

Britain and Ireland’s largest freshwater lake, Lough Neagh has seen over-wintering bird numbers crash by more that 75% over the last 10 years. Ironically one of the main reasons for the crash is farm conservation measures to protect water quality. The result is that the productivity of Lough Neagh has dropped to more normal and historic levels resulting in less…
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Most mammals will benefit in a warming Arctic

As the climate around the world changes a new study in PlosOne has demonstrated that most mammal species in the Arctic and subArctic regions will benefit as the environment changes – if they get passage to the new habitats. Only the highly specialised cold region mammal species are likely to be threatened – but the…
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Big trees rule the forests

A new study has shown that in the forest all trees are not equal when it comes to contributing to ecosystem services such as carbon capture. The study of trees in the Yosemite National Park demonstrated that the largest trees made up a substantial proportion of the biomass in the study area.  The study indicated that…
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Life as a male when 19 in 20 turtles are female

Temperatures play an important part in turtle reproduction. When temperatures are high the eggs will produce more females than males. With rising global temperatures this could pose some problems for turtles. Too many females and not enough males could lead to inbreeding as the genetic diversity reduces. New research led by the University of Exeter though seems to show that nature…
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IPCC – too much hype and not enough science?

The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently announced another doomsday prediction about the consequences of man made climate change, this time we’ll  all be submerged by floods, blown away by storms and then suffer lingering droughts and all because of our carbon emissions. Sadly once again it appears they’ve got it wrong. Not content with predicting…
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Last chance to see Northern Lights for a generation or more?

The Northern Lights are one of the most fascinating natural shows to watch and experience. The shows that the aurora borealis puts on very much depends on the Sun’s activity and in particular it’s sun spot cycles. There are many short term and long term cycles that influences the number and strengths of the sunspots and flares.…
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Climate alarmists getting hot under the collar

The pressure is mounting on the man-made climate change propagandists as 0ne by one their claims about a fast approaching doomsday fail to materialise. The initial panic that the scientists and politicians installed in the public is dying down as the general public becomes more aware of the flaws in the claims. Was Al Gore’s…
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Polar bear scientist suspended and under investigation.

It’s a powerful image that climate change groups like to use – one of a polar bear tired and hungry swimming to it’s death as the ice floes retreat in the Arctic. One of the co-authors of the original 2004 discovery has been suspended and is being investigated on ‘integrity issues’. Major climate scientist suspended. Charles Monnett was suspended…
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UN makes another attempt at climate doomsday predictions

Not content with their failure to make correct climate doomsday predictions previously the UN are making another attempt to hype up potential catastrophes caused by the changing climate. This time it’s not tens or hundreds of millions of people on the move (by last year) now it’s world peace at risk. The new move to include climate change in the…
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BBC to be enrolled into climate change propaganda war

There are reports that the review of BBC science reporting undertaken by Professor Steve Jones has concluded that the BBC should give less reporting time to climate change critics and challenge them more in their views. Professor Jones recommends that time should not be given to reporting scientific views that are not the predominate view…
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2010 was the second warmest year on record

The annual state of the climate report covering 2010 has just been released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The detailed peer reviewed report highlighted a number of natural weather and climate patterns that led to extreme weather around the world. The consequences affected people and wildlife alike. Despite there being a number of individual weather…
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IPCC – its time to shut it down or clean it up.

It appears that things are not getting any better at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). First we went from ‘climategate’ to ‘glaciergate’ then onto ‘amazongate’ and now we find that so called impartial reports on renewable energies have been co-authored by a far from impartial Greenpeace employee. The last two or three years have…
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The Arctic Ocean – where life depends on a single organism

At first glance the Arctic Ocean appears to be a biologically diverse area. Whales, sea birds and a myriad of species of fish all live in this pristine wild environment. Take a closer look and you discover that this diversity is reliant on 1 species, the zoo-plankton Calanus glacialis. Calanus glacialis is important to the…