Climate change news

Urban Heat

At k/ .... the Royal Meteorological Society has confirmed the urban heat island effect has significantly increased daily minimum temperature in the UK by up to 1.70k. Has global warming finally being brought back to earth we may wonder as that would imply it was all about where instruments are placed. It seems that in cities and towns where buildings act as heat absorbing sinks it takes longer to cool down at night.


The European export of plastic consumer waste to developing countries is coming to an end - and no word about it from David Attenbrough or the BBC. The Greens are also keeping their mouths shut in the hope the news won't catch the attention of Joe Public, according to a press release (15th May 2019) from the ... Much of the recycled plastic from Europe ends up in the rivers and oceans of Asia.

Insects and Bird Mincers

At .... it seems that not only do wind turbine rotor blades kill hundreds of birds and bats in their thousands upon thousands it is now being admitted they may have a devastating impact on migrating flying insect populations, killing not just millions but in Germany alone some 1200 billion of them (or in polite terminology, 1.2 trillion of them).

Aliens and Philosophers

AGW has thrown up some crazy ideas and scaremongering but this one takes the biscuit, you might say. Are the lizards shedding their clothing. At ... an Oxford professor has said aliens have interbred with humans to produce hybrids which have a better chance of surviving a climate catastrophe (which is derived from ).

Revising the tree zone

The location of the tree line is largely controlled by summer temperatures and growing season length. However, conifer trees have 'not yet recolonised many areas where trees were present during the Medieval Warm Period and the Holocene Thermal Maximum'. We are then told, back in 2007, that global warming will allow trees to colonise these areas - eventually. The research paper was published by the Royal Society and clearly involved a lot of research into the past tree line in northern Russia.

Holocene Warmth

At ... driving a wedge into historic gaps in climate science. In this instance, Hokkaidu University in Japan has found the Beaufort Sea, on the margin of the Arctic Ocean, was not completely frozen over during the late Ice Age (the warm period prior to the Younger Dryas event). They used ice wedges from the Alaskan permafrost as evidence.

Do You Understand Fracking

Not sure if this is worth posting as it amounts to some angst. I don't for one moment think most people take diagrams of fracking literally. They are like London Underground maps. They don't follow the route as in real life, bends and changes in direction, but are schematically composed for a paper map. Same goes for fracking diagrams where the pipe and drill are said to turn sharply from vertical to horizontal when just by thinking about it one would realise the turn was much more gradual.

Fantasies Pricked

At ... researchers at the University of Nottingham have found a higher percentage of natural fibres in freshwater habitats and in the atmosphere (in the air we breathe) than microplastic fibres - in the UK. By natural they mean wool and cotton rather than polyester or nylon.


Phew, Saved by the bell. It seems clones of Dr Strangelove types have been blocked by the US, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil - in the nick of time (just as the earth has entered cooling mode). The story is at ... it seems a motion has been derailed at the UN that sought to lace the sky with sunlight reflecting aerosols in order to bring imaginary global warming to an end. One may wonder what the true motive was as aerosols in the atmosphere are quickly washed away.

a strange story

At ... it sounds like the tactics of the old style communists taking over trade unions but this appears to be a serious account that has been rumbling on behind the scenes for quite a while. It has been buried like a coffin by the media so don't expect to hear about it until its all over. A British Columbia based independent researcher, Vivian Krause, has spent ten years exposing the story - checking documents and tax records etc.