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.

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Wrong, Associated Press, Climate Change is Not Threatening Brown Pelicans

An article by an Associated Press (AP) reporter picked up by the Chicago Sun Times claims that climate change is threatening brown pelicans in Louisiana. Evidence suggests this claim is likely false. The AP article...

Wrong, Mainstream Media, Climate change Isn’t Driving Shark Attacks

As more people flock to the beaches this summer, it is also bringing more people into closer contact with sharks. Consequently, there is an uptick in shark encounter stories in the news. Multiple mainstream...

Sorry, AZ Central, Climate Change is NOT Causing Animal-Human Disease Transmission

A recent article on AZ Central claims that climate change will be responsible for future animal-transmitted pandemics, and that mitigating alleged man-made warming will alleviate some of the risk. This is false, climate change...

Contra USA Today, Maple Syrup Isn’t Going Anywhere

A google search for “Climate Change” this morning turned up an article from USA Today, which says that maple syrup production is at risk because of climate change, and that the range of maple...

Real Threats to Biodiversity and Humanity

Guest Post by Paul Driessen  References to climate change almost guarantee funding, even for research topics of little interest beyond academia and eco-activists. Polls reveal that most people worry most about energy and food prices,...

Sorry, U.S. News & World Report, Plant Growth Is Good, Not a Climate Harm

On Monday, U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) became the latest corporate media outlet to run a seasonal story saying climate change is making life harder for allergy sufferers. This is likely true, but...

Thanks, Epoch Times, For Reporting on the Good News About This Roo

A recent Epoch Times article details the resurgence of one iconic Australian animal species impacted by the “Black Summer” fires of 2019-2020. The story out of Australia demonstrates, once again, the resilience of animal...

New Study Destroys Salmon Climate Crisis – More than 3,000 Miles of New Habitat

Global warming is opening up thousands of miles of new habitat for salmon along the coast of Alaska and western Canada, a team of Canadian, American, and Swiss scientists report in a peer-reviewed study...

NY Times Claims It’s ‘Too Late’ to Save Polar Bears, as Numbers Soar

The New York Times published an article Thursday claiming polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba, are “in trouble” due to global warming and that it is now “too late” to save them. The article attempted...

NBC Claims Seafood Climate Crisis – As Production Keeps Setting Records

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....

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