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.

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...

No, Longer Warm Seasons Don’t Harm Pets, Even if Fleas Also Benefit

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Yale Climate Connections (YCC) published an article yesterday asserting climate change is bad for our pets because it shortens and weakens winter, which prolongs flea-and-tick season. To the contrary, climate change benefits our pets...

Crisis Canceled: Pikas Adapting to Climate Change ‘Remarkably Well’

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Comprehensive new research shows pika populations continue to thrive as the Earth modestly warms, throwing cold water on longstanding claims that climate change will soon drive pikas extinct. Pikas are small mammals that look like...

Cold Autumn Kills Thousands of Birds – Media Blame Global Warming

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Google News and the corporate media are promoting claims that global warming caused the deaths of thousands of birds after a cold early autumn induced the birds to migrate south before they were ready....

No, Climate Change Is Not ‘Pushing Birds North’

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Among the top Google News search results today under “climate change, the UK Guardian and other media outlets are claiming a new atlas of bird habitats shows global warming is “pushing” birds further north....

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