- Bats In The Belfry May Be Needed For Conservation
During mating season in the summer, little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) females huddle their small, furry bodies together to save thermal energy. These "maternity colonies" are important but with population losses across North America, summer acc ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 20 2019 - 2:52pm
- Climate Change Will NOT End Human Civilization By 2050, 'Overblown Rhetoric And Unsupportable Doomist Framing' Says Michael Mann
This is scaring so many people, but is full of mistakes and has no scientific credibility. It's written by a couple of businessmen, with a foreword by a retired admiral, and no scientific peer review. For instance they misunderstood a paper about &qu ...
Article - Robert Walker - Nov 20 2019 - 3:53pm
- Deep Adaptation Is- ‘Crap’- Climate Scientist Michael Mann- This Is The Paper 'So Depressing It Sends People To Therapy'
I was astonished to find out that the BBC linked to this “paper” in a recent article about eco-anxiety without explaining to the reader that it is just “crap”. There I'm quoting the distinguished climate scientist Michael Mann, director of the Earth ...
Article - Robert Walker - Nov 22 2019 - 5:05pm
- Koalas Not Functionally Extinct From Fires- 1000 Killed Out Of 300,000, Reduced Numbers In New South Wales For 1 Or 2 Decades
Short summary: A Koala population in New South Wales has been severely impacted by fires with loss of perhaps 70%, at least 350 of them killed, and it could be more, leading to headlines of "1000 koalas killed". However there is no way even this ...
Article - Robert Walker - Nov 25 2019 - 3:11am
- If You Want To Bag A Turkey For Thanksgiving, Here Is What You Should Know About Archery Feathers
“The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind,” said Fred Bear. If you want to get a fresh turkey for Thanksgiving, you don't need to spend $120 for something that calls itself Heritage, you can honor your actual heritage and go get one ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 25 2019 - 9:58am
- UN Emissions Gap Report- How To Get To 1.5°C Path In Graphs- With Paris Pledges In 2020 And 2025
We are headed for the next round of climate pledges in 2020. So, what do we need to do to stay within 1.5 C? This is based mainly on the new UN Emissions Gap Report 2019 ...
Article - Robert Walker - Nov 27 2019 - 7:36pm
- XR- IPCC Are Not Ignoring The Arctic Albedo Effect- Clouds Making World More Reflective In The Tropics More Than Compensate
You’ll often hear about the “Ice albedo effect” as a supposed tipping point that the IPCC is ignoring. The idea is that as the Arctic ice melts, it absorbs more heat from the sun, and so warms the planet. What they ignore is that as the planet warms there ...
Article - Robert Walker - Nov 29 2019 - 9:53pm
- Climate Tipping Points Paper Adds No New Research To IPCC Reports- We Have Not Erased The CO2 Budget For 1.5 °C
This is in response to a “Nature comment” Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against which is scaring people. There are no new research findings in it and nothing to overturn the IPCC's conclusions. Of course it is important to look carefully ...
Article - Robert Walker - Dec 1 2019 - 11:34am
- North Sea Dogger Bank Wind Turbine Project Could Supply More Power To The EU By 2045 Than Coal Does Now
This is a plan for a wind turbine hub in the North Sea on Dogger Bank, that could up to 180GW by 2045 in time to help Europe achieve net zero emissions. The “Dogger Bank”, is the sunken Doggerland, a region of the North Sea that used to be above the sea i ...
Article - Robert Walker - Dec 2 2019 - 5:14am
- "Food Evolution": A Tale Of Two Cities
Last night was the premiere of "Food Evolution", a documentary on the science in our dinner, and I saw it with a large audience for the second time. Wait, premiere? Second time? Which is it? It's both. And that is how it became a tale of two ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 3 2019 - 11:22am