Tag Archives: natural events

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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Marcott: the shape of abrupt climate change

The most disturbing message out of a new temperature study going back 11.3 millennia is the speed and scale of modern warming compared with warming earlier in the Holocene. Ten thousand years ago, the last of the woolly mammoths were taking … Continue reading

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Home, not-so-sweet Home

There are ways of making homes less burnable, but then there’s nature — especially human nature. [26 February 2013 | Peter Boyer] Some rain has come and, fingers crossed, the bushfire season might just be over — a good time … Continue reading

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