Category Archives: NASA-GISS

Antarctica’s ice sheet passes a tipping point

Nothing we can do will stop the West Antarctic ice sheet from collapsing over the next few centuries, causing big sea level rises. [10 June 2014 | Peter Boyer] The great white land to our south, which holds 90 per … Continue reading

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Wishful thinking can’t prevent global warming

Maintaining that global warming has stalled since 1997 is pure delusion. [11 March 2014 | Peter Boyer] “Seventeen and a half years. Not a flicker of global warming.” That was Christopher Monckton’s take on satellite temperature data released last week … Continue reading

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Sitting on low simmer, it’s hard to notice the difference

It’s hard to spot the wheelbarrow for the straw, or the climate for the weather. Which is why we need science and its time-honoured method. [22 February 2011 | Peter Boyer] There’s a well-worn joke about a bloke coming off a … Continue reading

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