Species Impacts

More atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer global temperatures are creating beneficial conditions for plant and animal life. Scientists have documented a greening of the Earth in recent decades, with greater extent and density of vegetation. Many animal species are extending their ranges as warming temperatures open new lands for them. Few animal species have gone extinct in recent centuries, with factors other than climate primarily responsible.

NBC Claims Seafood Climate Crisis – As Production Keeps Setting Records

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Among the top Google News search results today for “climate change” is a story by NBC Nightly News claiming climate change is causing falling seafood production and rising seafood prices. NBC’s story is false....

Denver Post Claims Global Warming Causing Heat-Loving Tarantulas to Disappear from Colorado

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At the top of search results today for “climate change,” Google News is promoting a Denver Post article claiming global warming is causing heat-loving tarantulas to disappear from Colorado. The Denver Post article was...

Klutz Stumbles into Hornet Nest, Google News Blames Global Warming

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Google News today is promoting an article in which a klutz in Washington state stumbled into a hornets’ nest, got stung, and then blamed global warming. In reality, hornets have always existed in Washington...

Google Promotes Global Warming Sushi Crisis – As Fish and Rice Production Set Records

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At the top of Google News search results today for “climate change,” Google News is promoting a Bloomberg News article claiming global warming is harming fish and rice production, which therefore harms sushi availability...

Rolling Stone Highlights Foods Benefiting from ‘Climate Crisis’

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Rolling Stone magazine is attempting to turn a climate change success story into another fictitious crisis, identifying 11 foods allegedly being harmed by global warming. In reality, every crop discussed by Rolling Stone is...

No, NPR, ‘Acidification’ Is Not Threatening Oceans

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A story published by National Public Radio (NPR) titled “One of Biden's Biggest Climate Change Challenges? The Oceans,” claims human carbon dioxide emissions are acidifying the oceans, posing a threat to shellfish and other...

Media Claim Disastrous Higher Wind Speeds – After Claiming Lower Speeds

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The Associated Press published – and the Appleton Post-Crescent (Wisconsin) republished today – an article claiming global warming is causing an acceleration of wind speeds with disastrous consequences for the Great Lakes. However, the...

Media Wrong About Butterfly Science and Climate Fearmongering

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Guest essay by Jim Steele Last week the Guardian proclaimed Butterfly Numbers Plummeting in US West as Climate Crisis Takes Toll. Numerous media outlets flooded the internet with similar versions in response...

Coral Extinction Crisis Canceled – New Study Documents Billions of Coral Colonies

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A newly published study of coral reefs finds coral populations are staggeringly large and extremely unlikely to face extinction pressures anytime in the foreseeable future. The peer-reviewed study by scientists who had previously promoted...

Report: Polar Bear Numbers Continued to Grow in 2020 Despite Climate Fear

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Ever since Al Gore claimed in his movie An Inconvenient Truth that climate change threatens polar bears, polar bears have become the go-to animal for climate scares, documentaries, and most importantly, fund-raising in the...

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