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Al Gore Touted Harvard Study: Elevated CO2 Levels Directly Affect Human Cognition   Via Joe Romm: … In a landmark public health finding, a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health finds that carbon dioxide (CO2) has a direct and negative impact on human cognition and decision-making. These impacts have been observed at CO2 levels that most Americans — and their children — are […]


(Also see: A new record ‘Pause’ length: Satellite Data: No global warming for 18 years 8 months! ) The head of a congressional committee on science has issued subpoenas to the Obama administration over a recent scientific study refuting claims that global warming had “paused” or slowed over the last decade. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), chairman […]

The Real ‘Consensus’: Global Warming Causes FEWER Hurricanes Scientists project fewer hurricanes in the future that may be slightly stronger. Research also suggests that even though hurricanes may become slightly stronger, wind patterns will drive them further out to sea, meaning fewer storms hitting Americans. “I would characterize ‘mainstream’ science on global warming and hurricanes as thinking that there will be a […]

NY Mag: Author Naomi Klein: We Must We Choose Between Capitalism and Climate Klein’s narrative rests heavily on moral disgust with market-based mechanisms and the cold reasoning associated with them. She dismisses the “language of risk assessment,” a traditional economist way of measuring the dangers of climate change, and approvingly quotes a spiritual leader who tells her, “Water is holy.” … U.N. efforts to fight climate […]

Obama’s Science Czar: ‘Man Made’ Climate Change Endangering Shrimp, Lobsters, Crabs   According to Holdren, the “pace and pattern of the changes in climate” that have occurred since the industrial revolution match with “great fidelity” what climate science told us would result from the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere.   “Clear beyond reasonable doubt is that the ongoing human-caused changes in climate are […]