The research, which looked at data from 19 African countries, found that reduced rainfall and high heat resulted in newborns who weighed less than 2,500 grams, or about 5.5 pounds. “In the very early stages of intra-uterine development, climate change has the potential to significantly impact birth outcomes,” said Kathryn Grace, assistant professor of geography at the university and lead author of the study, which appeared in Global Environmental Change.
This massive effort is laid out in a new report — "Private Interests and Public Office" — by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute. For the past year, E&E Legal used state and federal public-records requests to uncover whom the White House worked with to promote its environmental agenda, especially its newly unveiled "Clean Power Plan."
Story number one is that this year will be the hottest ever. And number two is that the reason it is not hot is because “natural variation” has masked or stalled man-caused global warming. Which is it? Either it’s hotter than ever or it isn’t. If it is, then (it is implied) man-caused global warming has not “paused.” If it isn’t, if man-caused global warming has “paused,” then it is not growing hotter.
Mike Shellenberger, the President Breakthrough Institute, and a man who Time Magazine called 'Hero of the Environment': 'The picture painted of Exxon seeking out & funding "climate change deniers" to mislead public & prevent climate policy is false.'
'The picture painted by @insideclimate is that Exxon was paying people to lie about climate while acknowledging it privately...In reality, Exxon funded conservative think tanks that were mostly *not* "climate deniers" — & in many cases advocate climate policy!'
But it was always obvious from looking at who Exxon funded that vanishingly few people were "climate change deniers." A vast Exxon conspiracy to deceive public about climate turns out to be... a lukewarmish NYT ad & sunspots research.'
'Even if all $2M Exxon spent was on "deniers" — & it mostly wasn't — drop in bucket compared to green $$'
Scientists just can’t seem to agree on whether or not the 15-year hiatus in warming actually exists or not. A recent study by Stanford University scientists reinforces the claim made by federal government researchers earlier this year that the hiatus in global warming was essentially a fluke in the surface temperature data and never actually existed. The Stanford study comes just months after scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) made adjustments to surface temperature data that eliminated the 15-year hiatus in global warming.