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24 March 2019
Climate change

At https://phys.org/print472465406.html … 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.

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/03/23/a-new-book-with-unexpected-good-n… … this is a review of a book by Susan Crockford, a zoologist and polar bear specialist. The title, 'The Polar Bear Catastrophe That Never Happened' (2019) is sure to get the doomsters tongues in a muddle. Global warming was supposed to melt the sea ice in the Arctic Ocean and cause the polar bears to suffer – and fall into decline. Instead, they are thriving. Why not – there was a lot less summer sea ice in the Arctic during early to mid Holocene – and polar bears probably thrived at that time as well. In fact, there was a fall in sea ice during the 1930s that was equally as drastic as the 2000s, if not more so. You only have to read HH Lamb – the UK's first climate scientist.

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