'Fears that most of the Earth's species will become extinct before they have even been discovered by science are 'alarmist', according to an international study released. The study also put extinction rates at less than one percent a decade, one-fifth the level of previous estimates'
Michaels: '21st century has seen no rise in temperature, after all'...There's been no significant warming trend since the fall of 1996. In other words, we are now in our 17th year of flat temperatures. Since 1900, the world has seen one other period of similar temperature stagnation (actually a slight cooling) that lasted for 30 years and ended around 1976'
'These planktonic organisms are the life support system of the planet.' -- 'They are the base of the food chain ... if there's no plankton, there's no fish in the oceans...And they take CO2 out of the atmosphere by taking it into the interior of the ocean where it can be stored for thousands of millions of years so they're an essential buffer against climate change due to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere'
'A new paper finds computer models of extinction risk failed to consider that tropical species can adapt to climate change and that the models have therefore exaggerated extinction risks. Alarmists, such as James Hansen, have claimed that 21-52% of species could become extinct due to global warming, but this new paper suggests computer models have exaggerated risks of extinction by not considering species adaptation'
A new scientific paper out in the journal Nature called 'Approaching a state shift in Earth's biosphere.' -- 'The difference today is that human beings are generating 'forcings' (influences on biophysical systems) of unprecedented power at an unprecedented rate'