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Ocean methane hydrates – the hidden canary?

Ocean Floor methane hydrate

On the ocean floor, there is some frozen stuff called ‘methane hydrates.’ Methane hydrates have been known to oceanographers and oil and gas people for a while now, but they started gaining mainstream attention when their arctic land cousins became yet another poster child for climate change. In the ocean, methane hydrates only form in cold waters under quite a bit ... Read More »

Why are Global Warming Alarmists resorting to bullying tactics?

Before Copernicus: Sun revolving around the Earth

Earlier this week, Lennart Bengtsson, a research fellow at the University of Reading in the U.K, and a climate scientist with over 200 pages on the subject claimed he had been bullied into leaving the Nigel Lawson’s Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) because people he had worked with were withdrawing support, others now refused to be co-author’s on climate papers with ... Read More »

I’m a Climate Realist – not a skeptic!

A Climate Realist

I think it’s time to start a new meme – Climate Realist. I’m proud to be a Climate Realist and I invite everyone to become a Climate Realist, and thus really allow the human race to move forward to an environmentally sustainable future, rather than continue to act like Chicken Little and endlessly debate, is it or isn’t it warming? ... Read More »

Are we really 99% sure man is causing climate change?

Refinery

Shaun Lovejoy thinks so. Shaun is a professor of physics at McGill University, so he’s a Physicist, and therefore should know what he is talking about, right? Well, this month he got an article published in Climate Dynamics in which he reports that there is a “greater than 99.9% confidence that climate change is happening because of greenhouse gas emissions ... Read More »

Why are there still global warming skeptics?

The Carbon Cycle

James Lawrence Powell reviewed 2,258 papers on climate science published between November 2012 and December 2013 and said that of all those papers, only one rejected man was the cause of warming on Planet Earth at this time. The science is settled! Or is it? Despite this exhaustive review of papers, there is still a very stubborn contingency of scientists ... Read More »

The absurdity of Canada’s oil pipeline woes

Pipelines of North America

Canada has a problem. Oil prices have got high enough and technology has advanced that a lot of oil that was trapped in less porous rocks is now suddenly quite attractive to extract. The problem is, it all lies in the middle of Canada. Well, not the geographic heart of Canada but suitably close enough. Well, oil is liquid and ... Read More »

Let’s be clear – cutting CO2 emissions won’t prevent natural disasters

Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines (NOAA)

Blame Canada’s Carbon Complacency for the Philippine Typhoon …Anyone who thinks that this typhoon is not due to the atmospheric disruption and rising sea levels resulting from our changing climate has their head firmly planted in the comfortable soil of ignorance, ideology or both. And so starts Kevin Grandia, President of Spake Media House, in an article on Huffington Post, ... Read More »

Do Professional Science bodies speak for ALL their membership?

Crowd

On August 5th, 2013, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) released a ‘Position Statement’ on Climate Change, rather bluntly blaming humanity. The full Position Statement on their website requires a PDF reader and can be read here. The bottom of the AGU news release announcing their Position Statement makes mention that they are “a not-for-profit, professional, scientific organization representing more than ... Read More »

Climate refugees – or cultural refugees?

In 2007 the natives of a small island in the Pacific called Tuvalu, began calling themselves the first climate refugees… Then in 2009, there was the underwater convention in the Maldives… In 2012, the village of Selawik in northwest Alaska became known as the “Venice of the North…” And in 2013,  articles are now being written on other settlements in ... Read More »

Where’s the transparency in ‘green’ taxes?

Alternate transportation

One thing that has always fascinated me about (say) the British environmentalists is that they would go storming to the government and demand taxes be placed on aeroplanes and cars because they emit carbon dioxide which is contributing to global warming. They demanded nothing in return and so the government is quite naturally, rather happy to acquiesce to taxpayers demands ... Read More »