A colony of more than 36,000 Adelie penguins in Antarctica suffered a catastrophic breeding season with just two chicks surviving, experts have said. Extensive sea ice and a drop in temperature caused chicks to freeze to death. The disaster for the colony in Terre Adelie in East Antarctica was down to unusually extensive sea ice late in the summer – despite low ice early in the season – which meant penguins had to travel further for food and the chicks starved. —The Daily Telegraph, 14 October 2017
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott this week drew renewed attention to himself with a speech to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, a London-based climate skeptic group, in which he voiced a range of doubts about climate science and policy, and claimed that climate change is “probably doing good”. —Venessa Bowden, The Conversation, 13 October 2017
Operating wind turbines in Germany will only be profitable for a small fraction of the installations once their 20-year support period via the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) has ended, consultancy Energy Brainpool says in a white paper. —Clean Energy Wire, 12 October 2017
If we want the progression of actual climate science, we must learn to discern the distinction between the science and the politics and reject non-Popperian fear mongering.
In the wake of the recent slew of hurricanes which have barraged the American Southeast, numerous scientists and reporters have wasted no time in attributing these disasters to In fact, it seems like nowadays just about every meteorological phenomenon is a result of global warming. Whether it be temperatures, temperatures, , earthquakes or even , climate change is always the answer, and the majority of these conclusions are drawn with sparing evidence, if any. —The Cavalier Daily, 12 October 2017
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