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"Climate change kills Antarctica's ancient moss beds"


"That is according to a study of the small, ancient and hardy plants - carried out over more than a decade."

That's right - unqualified headline, apparently justified by a single study.

Curiously, the problem is not that it's getting warmer, rather that it's getting colder and drier, apparently:

"The scientists discovered evidence of a drying climate affecting the plants.

When their study started, the moss beds were dominated by a species called Schistidium antarctici, which can survive long periods under water. By 2013, many of the beds the team studied were being encroached by two other moss species that thrive in drier conditions and are less tolerant to being submerged.

East Antarctica, the researchers say, has become colder, windier and drier due to the combined effects of climate change and ozone depletion."

""The ozone hole has pulled the polar jet stream further south, increasing its strength," explained Prof Robinson. "These winds isolate Antarctica and help to keep most of it cold as the rest of the world warms.""

So, is it climate change, or the ozone hole? Must be climate change (aka man-made global warming) - the headline says so...

Sep 25, 2018 at 8:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Ah GWPF has already put something out

\\ After Three Long years, court will now allow Framing of Charges against TERI Chief Pachauri. //
\\ Seeking discharge, Pachauri claimed "relationship" between him and complainant was "mutual and consensual".
Says he only sent "friendly" messages.
Court rubbishes his claims, holds his remarks "explicit" & "sexually coloured". //
\\ Ex-UN climate chief faces trial in India for sexual offenses
An Indian court has ruled there is enough evidence for former United Nations climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to be tried on sex crime charges. //

Sep 25, 2018 at 8:26 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

tomo, it would be a case of looking at the timing of the filming and script writing of the BBC/Attenborough programme and Oona Lonnstedt's fabrication of her data.

Did the BBC have to edit any of the narrated script prior to broadcast?

Sep 25, 2018 at 8:20 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

after sleeping on it - McGrath's piece is actually a fair/classic piece of bias by omission really isn't it?

Google's contempt for their content providers seems likely to trigger a substitute for the American term "going Postal" - ten years work down the toilet because some talentless oik has the power.... to steal your work...

Sep 25, 2018 at 7:29 AM | Registered Commentertomo


it is undiluted contempt for science - pure and simple.

A short update at the foot of the article would take seconds and pass unnoticed for the most part - but Matt and his minions won't do it.

and talking about contempt... YouTube are still tormenting their contributors - I'll wager they are still stuffing ads on this poor chap or lady's channel.

Sep 25, 2018 at 1:24 AM | Registered Commentertomo

tomo, yes the internationally famous fabricator of fictitious "Science" Oona Lonnstedt
"In December, Uppsala University concluded that Oona Lönnstedt had “fabricated the results” of a controversial 2016 Science paper (now retracted), which examined the harms of human pollution on fish. (Lönnstedt’s supervisor Peter Eklöv was also found guilty of misconduct and had a four-year government grant terminated)"

What is the evidence that the BBC is relying on, and how much was Oona Lonnstedt paid for her fabricated results that met the predetermined conclusion so perfectly?

Sep 25, 2018 at 12:28 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Copied and untouched from Wikipedia Aquarius 2:

"On 6 August 2018 the Gibraltar Maritime Administration issued a "notice of removal" for the Aquarius, because she was registered as a survey vessel, but used as a rescue ship. As a result, the ship will lose the flag of Gibraltar on 20 August 2018. After that, the registration may fall back to Germany, because the underlying owner were German.[17]

On 27 August 2018 the ship arrived in Marseille and the operator MSF annouced, that the owner has applied for a registration of the vessel in Panama on 20 August.[18]

On 22 September 2018 the maritime authority of Panama announced that it had initiated the procedures to remove the Aquarius (now renamed Aquarius 2) from its registry, quoting violations of international law in respect to migrants, rescue at sea and refusing to carry the migrants back to the area where they originated. The government of Panama had been informed by Italy and other sources, that the Aquarius did not follow international legal proceedings concerning the transport of migrants, so it was decided to initiate the process to remove Aquarius 2 from Panama's ship registry. As of that date the Aquarius was seeking a port to disembark the migrants, after having refused an earlier order from to transfer them from the Libyan coast guard.[16]"

I don't think this update was initially written in English.

Sep 25, 2018 at 12:02 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

gc at 10:54 pm

Lake Titicaca? one doesn't have to go that far

just look at what's still up on the BBC's web site - nary a hint of anything untoward.... 2 years later - no stealth edit - it has to be deliberate.

Why you can trust BBC News

do I need a /sarc tag?

Sep 24, 2018 at 11:55 PM | Registered Commentertomo

A follow up on Climate Science's obsession with Arctic Sea Ice. It refuses to comply with computer models programmed with Climate Science formulae and data

Sep 24, 2018 at 11:16 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Centrica Business Solutions UK and Ireland
‏@CentricaSoln_UK Sep 22
£310 million annual reduction in energy costs could be possible if 50% of the hospitality and leisure sector utilised distributed energy solutions.
Sales page

I see
\\ Volumetric sale of kilowatt-hours of electricity is not going to be a high-growth market, said Prince.
But being able to provide customer energy solutions lets Centrica generate more revenue and more value.
"We can do better than just a commodity," he said.//

ie Centria have joins the political Greens war on maths
and will make money by making up numbers about how much money corps can save by buying plans & gimmicks from Centrica
...Yeh like the SmartMeter gimmick that is not really saving domestic customers anything at all
I guess that's why the YP has a story today
Energy technology could save Yorkshire’s industrial sector at least £46.1m

Sep 24, 2018 at 11:04 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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