Major climate science denial group admits to using false temperature data

August 21, 2017 by  
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Though 97 percent of leading scientists agree that climate change is a very real threat that needs to be addressed immediately, certain factions refuse to accept mounting data on Earth’s rising surface temperatures . In fact, some groups have gone as far as to fabricate information – including the so-called Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). The climate science denying group recently admitted to providing false data in an interview with the BBC. On August 13, 2017, the climate science denying think tank admitted to sharing “erroneous” temperature data to support Lord Lawson’s false claims he made to the BBC that global temperatures are not rising. The interview was immediately criticized by both the media and scientists, reports DeSmog . This is because Lawson was wrong to claim that the average global temperatures have “slightly declined” since 2007. In reality, the global surface temperature over this period has increased. 2014, 2015 and 2016 are now the three hottest years on record. Related: Koch brothers is launching a new, multimillion-dollar group to fight the rise of electric cars Screenshot of GWPF tweets taken on August 14, 2017. Three days after the interview, the climate change denial group tweeted that it was “happy to correct the record.” It has since removed the tweet, as requested by climate scientists Ed Hawkins . Thanks for acknowledging this Benny. Are you could to delete the original tweet so that this erroneous claim doesn't spread further? — Ed Hawkins (@ed_hawkins) August 13, 2017 Indeed. My bias, my mistake. — GWPF (@thegwpfcom) August 13, 2017 The tweets reveal that the graph was originally produced by US meteorologist Ryan Maue, who is an adjunct scholar of the libertarian group the Cato Institute. Weather forecaster and climate science denier Joe Bastardi later published the graph. Both Bastardi and Male work for the private weather consulting firm WeatherBell Analytics , which is funded by climate change deniers such as the Koch brothers. After admitting to fabricating data, the GWPF immediately tweeted that the rest of Lawson’s claims to the BBC were true — despite many being demonstrably false. Additionally, the group went right back to proclaiming that climate change is a hoax. While the situation is frustrating, at least in this instance it has been verified that  global temperatures are, in fact, increasing. Via Desmog Images via Pixabay

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Climate change ups the urgency on saving the world’s seeds

May 16, 2016 by  
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In the face of rising temperatures and worsening drought, the world’s repositories of agricultural seeds may hold the key to growing food under increasingly harsh conditions.

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No rain in San Francisco for first January in 165 years

February 2, 2015 by  
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There are a lot of songs about California weather, but songwriters will have to come up with a new tune to mark the disturbing absence of rain in San Francisco this January. For the first time in recorded weather history, the city didn’t receive a single drop of measurable rain in the first month of the new year. San Francisco wasn’t alone; cities all around the Bay area were significantly drier than average last month – which is terrible news for the state’s worst drought on record . Read the rest of No rain in San Francisco for first January in 165 years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , Climate Change , Drought , dry , global warming , heat , January 2015 , rain , rainfall , record , rising temperatures , San Francisco , weather

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Climate Change Will Make Refugees Out of Hundreds of Millions, Expert Warns

May 13, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock After news broke last week that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have officially surpassed the 400 parts per million mark , a leading economist and researcher has warned that hundreds of millions of people will become climate refugees in the coming decades. The head of Grantham Institute for Climate Change , Lord Stern warned that mass migrations will occur as a result of climate change, which will exacerbate desertification and whole continents will experience crop failure, The Guardian reports . Read the rest of Climate Change Will Make Refugees Out of Hundreds of Millions, Expert Warns Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 400ppm carbon dioxide levels , armed conflict from climate change , Climate Change , climate refugees , crop failure , desertification , environmental news , Lord Stern Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change , melting ice caps , News , rising sea levels , rising temperatures        

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