Over the past 40 years of satellite observation, Antarctic sea ice defied global warming predictions and gained impressively. The mean temperature of the southern ice cap also shows no warming. In 2017, after decades of inconvenient rise, sea ice extent suddenly fell to record low level and panic activity among global warming alarmists began to perk up. Surely the days of a growing Antarctic ice cap were over – at least they hoped.
But since 2017, the ice has grown back and once again has reached near normal levels and the long-term trend continues to be upward.
The CO2 Coalition of climate scientists today released a White Paper analyzing decades of peer-reviewed research on the impact on the oceans of carbon dioxide emissions from the conversion of fossil fuels to energy. ...
The White Paper reveals that the term “ocean acidification” was invented to scare citizens into opposing the use of fossil fuels, which power 80 percent of the U.S. and world economies. It also shows that carbon dioxide is a vital part of ocean health and the ocean food web, because additional CO2 input allows marine life to thrive. The foundation of the ocean food web is phytoplankton, which includes organisms such as microscopic plants and bacteria. These organisms require CO2 to make their food through photosynthesis.
CO2 Coalition chair Patrick Moore, a noted ecologist and a former top-ranking Greenpeace official: "The specter of ‘ocean acidification’ has no basis in the scientific data.”
Pielke Jr.: "Zero, 0, no one defending KKOV20 I mean, I get it ..."
"Bottom line KKOV20 makes a great case study from start to finish. Science promotion. Hurricanes & climate (yay!). Media hype Gross misrepresentation. Questionable science. But that is why we publish ... to spark debate & discussion. And KKOV20 have certainly achieved that goal."
May is typically the most tornadic month in the U.S., averaging 272 tornadoes each year between 1999 and 2018. But as of May 25, only 49 tornadoes had been confirmed throughout the month, according to Evan Bentley, a severe weather meteorologist at NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC).
Only 49 tornadoes have been confirmed in the U.S. so far this May.
The last May to have fewer than 100 tornadoes was in 1970.
CNBC writes, “Extreme weather disasters also lower cancer survival rates. One study shows that cancer patients were 19 percent more likely to die when hurricane declarations were made during their therapy because of treatment interruptions compared with patients who had regular access to care.
“‘For patients with cancer, the effects of hurricanes on access to cancer care can mean the difference between life and death,’ the authors wrote,” CNBC reports.
H. Sterling Burnett: "Contrary to these scary claims, human-induced climate change cannot be causing increased mortality from cancer, because data show no evidence hurricanes or wildfires are becoming more severe or frequent."
James Taylor debunks study: "The line of reasoning is preposterous. And even if the ACS’s line of reasoning were sound, the line of reasoning would indicate that climate change is reducing cancer incidence and mortality."
"Climate change has clearly not 'triggered more frequent weather disasters like hurricanes and wildfires.'”
Climate change is already increasing cancer risk through increased exposure to carcinogens after extreme weather events such as hurricanes and wildfires. In addition to increasing cancer risk, climate change is also impacting cancer survival. Extreme weather events can impede patients' access to cancer care and the ability of cancer treatment facilities to deliver care. ...
Climate change creates conditions favorable to the greater production of and exposure to known carcinogens. Extreme weather events are already increasing the amount of carcinogens in communities. ...
"To date, no studies have estimated the carbon footprint of cancer care...The energy expenditure associated with operating cancer treatment facilities and medical devices, as well as the manufacturing, packaging, and shipment of devices and pharmaceuticals, contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions in cancer care...Some cancer treatment facilities have begun to consider their own carbon footprint and started a process to achieve carbon neutrality. However, the proportion of health care institutions reporting environmental sustainability activities lags behind other economic sectors"