Fact check : What the floods really have to do with “climate”

By Sebastian Lüning In medieval times, the priest would have declared that it would have been a punishment from God for the wicked behavior of sinners. Today's explanation is unfortunately not far from that. In mid-July 2021, prolonged heavy rain caused severe flooding in western Germany. There were many dead and missing, [...]

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Can we predict long-term solar variability?

By Andy May This post is a result of an online conversation with Dr. Leif Svalgaard, a research physicist at Stanford University. Leif knows a great deal about the Sun and solar variability and can explain it clearly. Our disagreement is over whether long-term solar variations could be large enough to affect Earth’s climate [...]

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In memoriam Cornelis de Jager, astronomer (1921-2021)

Kees de Jager in 2016 during an interview at his home on the island Texel. © 2021 De Loods mediaproducties / Stichting Beeldlijn Guest article by Prof. Ed van den Heuvel Professor Cornelis de Jager (“Kees”), world-renowned astronomer, pioneer of Dutch and European space research, inspiring teacher, great popularizer of science and fighter against [...]

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CLINTEL Letter to World Economic Forum

To: Borge Brende President World Economic Forum Professor Guus Berkhout President of CLINTEL guus.berkhout@clintelgroup.org January 20, 2020 Your Excellency, Despite global warming, the past 150± years has resulted in an unprecedented increase in the quality and duration of human life all over our planet. For example, poverty was never as low as today. [...]

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