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NYTimes’ Reporter Still Asking For Forgiveness After Climate Sins

New York Times’ reporter Andy Newman has followed up on his guilt-ridden travel piece in the paper’s um, Travel section (headlined under the buzz-killing title, “Travel’s Climate Problem – If to see the world is also to help destroy it,…

Al Gore’s Climate Circus Goes To Oz

In politics, timing is crucial. And thus it was with the unfortunately timed participation of former US vice-president Al Gore in the Queensland government-sponsored Climate Week earlier this month. According to the blurb, “Climate Week QLD 2019 will showcase how…

On maiden voyage, Boaty McBoatface identifies significant culprit in rising sea levels

Boaty McBoatface has gone where no autonomous vehicle has ever gone before — and come back with answers. The little submarine that could has found a link between increasing Antarctic winds and rising sea temperatures. The robotic sub earned its…

Siberian Polar Bear Seen Far Inland Not Caused By Sea Ice Loss

A thin polar bear has wandered more than 1000km south of the Kara Sea into the Siberian town of Norilsk, which has happened at least once before in the 1970s. It is reminiscent of a similar incident this past winter…

Mid-June Polar Bear Update: Plenty Of Sea Ice For Survival

Here we are at the middle of June when most polar bears are pretty much done with hunting seals for the season. And despite hand-wringing from some quarters, sea ice extent is down only marginally from average at this time…

The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate

(University of Plymouth) Researchers from the University of Plymouth and the British Antarctic Survey have presented support for the theory that marine invertebrates with larger body size are generally more sensitive to reductions in oxygen than smaller animals, and so will be more sensitive to future global climate change. However, evolutionary innovation can to some extent offset any respiratory disadvantages of large body size.

Tim Melling – Baby Gentoo Penguin

Tim writes: this baby Gentoo Penguin was wide awake while its parent standing guard is seizing the opportunity for a little snooze.   They normally lay two eggs so it is likely that one egg or small chick will have been…

DiCaprio’s ‘Ice On Fire’ Doc Is A Climate Alarmist’s Dream

Leonardo DiCaprio returns, not as a starring actor, but as producer and narrator of a new climate documentary. “Ice on Fire,” now available through HBO, covers what director Leila Conners and her team view as the existential “climate crisis” facing…