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.

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....

Associated Press Strikes Again, Twists Welcome African Rain into Locust Crisis

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Bountiful rains during the past year are bringing treasured water to some of the driest regions of East Africa. Nevertheless, the Associated Press published an April 10 article claiming this wonderful news is actually...

Why the Pebble Mine is Good for Alaska and America (Guest: James Taylor)

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Over its 20-year life, the Pebble Mine could produce $500 billion worth of gold, molybdenum, and copper ore. Yet, for nearly 20 years, the deep state bureaucrats at the behest of radical environmentalists have...

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....

Locust Crisis? But Media Said They Are Great Climate Food!

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Climate activists are pressing a narrative that climate change is causing an African crisis by dramatically increasing locust populations. Climate Realism has pointed out that this is hardly a crisis (see here and here)....

Media Claim Climate Change Makes Animals Smaller – Reversing Course From Just 2 Weeks...

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The news media are claiming in a series of stories today that climate change is making animals larger, which they claim is bad. However, climate alarmists and their media allies have recently been saying...

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...

Study Shows Climate Change Expands North American Bird Ranges – Media Sounds Alarm

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A newly published study shows North American birds are taking advantage of global warming to expand their ranges northward, without any shrinkage in the southern edge of their North American ranges. Rather than celebrate...

Antarctic Penguin Remains Show Present Temperatures Are Normal

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Scientists report they have discovered perfectly preserved, 800-year-old penguin remains exposed by a patch of melting ice along the Antarctic coast. The news media and climate activists are touting this as proof of an...

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...

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