ReasonTV points out the claim that Americans use 500 million plastic straws daily is based on a nine-year-old’s school project, that only 1 percent of plastic pollution comes from the US and an even tinier amount of that pollution are plastic straws. The effort afoot to ban plastic straws is a campaign by moral busy-bodies… Read More Plastic Straw Myths
During the middle of March, USA Today reported that a study published in the peer review journal Nature that coral reef growth stood to be severely harmed due to ocean acidification resulting from human-induced climate change. Researchers pointed to The Great Barrier Reef in Australia in their examination. However, Paul Talbott at Majestic Aquariums in… Read More The Great Barrier Reef is thriving, not dying!
Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered: why can’t we clean this up? While still being on secondary school, he then decided to dedicate half a year of research to understand plastic pollution and the… Read More How oceans clean themselves
People obviously feel a lot safer now that Great Britain has banned microbeads. Its a wonder that this problem went so long without being addressed. It is outrageous that beauty product makers used microbeads since they can end up polluting water ways and end up in the bowels of animals, like fish, just like environmentalists… Read More Microbeads in UK waterways and fish, oh my!
The New York Times published an article citing a study featured in the scientific journal Science last Thursday. The manuscript makes the case that coral reefs are bleaching because of global warming and do not have sufficient recovery time to when severe bleaching episodes occur. What is curious, however, is that after The Times‘ article… Read More Coral Reefs ARE NOT Dying
Craig Sullivan had the bear the heartache and sorrow of losing his wife to cancer. According to the UK Telegraph, Sullivan heard The Police’s song Message in a Bottle and was inspired to reach out to meet a new companion by placing hundreds of bottles into the ocean with letters announcing his wanting to meet… Read More Environmentalists blast UK widower for “message in a bottle”
Bill Nye was on CNN for Earth Day yesterday and accused the network of doing their audience a disservice for having Dr. William Happer on to discuss climate change. Nye angrily criticized Dr. Happer for not only not being with the so-called consensus that climate change is human caused, but also accused Happer of cherry… Read More Bill Nye becomes outraged when schooled by real scientist
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to force the bureaucracy to implement new water quality standards that are geared to protect marine life resulting from human carbon emissions (.e. climate change). As reported by Reuters, CBD alleges in their 12-page legal brief filed… Read More CBD conducts “sue and settle” against EPA over ocean acidification
Since climate alarmists and environmentalists are losing the debate on climate change (formerly known as global warming), they are laying the groundwork to take up a new cause they hope will ensure victory: ocean acidification. In this video taken at the Paris climate conference in December, Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore discusses the issue.
A scientist named Richard Feely ignored 85 years of existing data on ocean acidification. Watts Up With That? “…startling data omission that he told me: “eclipses even the so-called climategate event.”” Willis Eschenbach tips me to a story by Marita Noon, titled: What if Obama’s climate change policies are based on pHraud? I’ve reproduced portions of it… Read More Touchy Feely Science – one chart suggests there’s a ‘pHraud’ in omitting Ocean Acidification data in Congressional testimony