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Yet another unknown “carbon sink” revealed

Hercules ROV shown above deep ocean floor basalt (NOAA)

Recently, NASA released the results of a study of the temperatures of the waters of Earth’s deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years. Owing to a ‘global pause‘ in rising temperatures, climate scientists have increasingly having to resort to other processes in nature to ... 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 »

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 »

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 »