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Scientific analysis of the effect of CO2 on global temperature change

A central tenet of the theory of anthropogenic global warming is that CO2 emissions are the primary driver of the rise in global temperature observed since the 1970s, and by correlation, of the temperature increases observed since the start of … Continue reading

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Ocean acidification impact on coral reef fish behaviour

I’ve seen and heard concerns regarding the potential impact of increased dissolved CO2 in our oceans. Adding CO2 will lower the pH of the oceans. The process is called ‘acidification’, although there is no risk that the oceans would substantially … Continue reading

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Don’t pollute minds with carbon fears

Emeritus Professor Ian Plimer has written a well-crafted article in The Australian today. Well worth a read.

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The primary driver of climate change is cloud cover, not CO2

A study has been published in the Russian Academy of Science. Using satellite data, the authors have correlated temperature change with CO2 and cloud cover, and found that there is a correlation of 0.316 for cloud cover. The link to … Continue reading

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Increasing CO2 shown to have negative greenhouse effect in Antarctica

Schmithüsen et al. (2015) have demonstrated that increasing CO2 leads to an increased negative greenhouse effect in Antarctica. They state: CO2 is the strongest anthropogenic forcing agent for climate change since preindustrial times. Like other greenhouse gases, CO2 absorbs terrestrial … Continue reading

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Increasing organic farming likely to increase carbon emissions

A study in Nature has sought to measure the greenhouse gas impacts of converting food production in England and Wales to organic methods. The study by Smith et al. identifited that agriculture is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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Climate models underestimate cooling effect of daily cloud cycle

Cloud formation is part of the hydrological cycle. The climate models that scientists use to project future conditions appear to underestimate the cooling effect that clouds have on a daily — and even hourly — basis, particularly over land. A study … Continue reading

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New study indicates no anthropogenic cause of climate change

There is a new scientific study in circulation that suggests that there is no experimental evidence for climate change caused by human activity. The study comes from the University of Turku in Finland. It is an interesting study, measuring low … Continue reading

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Former Australian Greens leader objects to wind farms

Dr Bob Brown, former leader of the Green Party in Australia, is objecting to the development of a wind farm in Tasmania. The location is at Robbins Island in the north of the state. If constructed, the farm will be … Continue reading

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The Great Barrier Reef is Healthy!

In this video link, Dr Peter Ridd (formerly from James Cook University in QLD, Australia) outlines his study that demonstrates that the Great Barrier Reef has about the same amount of coral as in 1985. The linked video highlights that … Continue reading

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