• Post-Modern Science In Crisis

    • Date: 21/03/16
    • Daniel Engber, Slate

    “We have a bunch of half-baked ideas. We run a bunch of experiments. Whatever data we get, we pretend that’s what we were looking for.” David Peterson would like to know why psychology has fallen into crisis. The discipline now seems rife with shoddy data. A recent, large-scale effort to reproduce experiments found that more […]

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  • Tesla Discontinues 10-Kilowatt-Hour Powerwall Home Battery

    • Date: 19/03/16
    • Julia Pyper, Green Tech Media

    The economics for backup power alone just aren’t that attractive. Tesla has quietly removed all references to its 10-kilowatt-hour residential battery from the Powerwall website, as well as the company’s press kit. The company’s smaller battery designed for daily cycling is all that remains. The change was initially made without explanation, which prompted industry insiders […]

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  • Go Hug A Tree: Scientists Discover a Good Climate Surprise

    • Date: 17/03/16
    • The American Interest

    Trees are emitting a lot less carbon dioxide as a result of warmer surface temperatures than previously believed, according to new research published in the journal Nature. Though they absorb carbon during photosynthesis, trees also release some carbon back out into the atmosphere in a process called respiration. Climate change was supposed to make that […]

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  • 50 Shades Of Ice: The Settled Science Of Grant Snaffling

    • Date: 15/03/16
    • Tony Thomas, Quadranty

    Feminist glacier studies, an expanding field of academic climate-science rigor, sometimes needs an R-rating. Like this new feminist glacier research from a team led by Professor Mark Carey at the University of Oregon. Carey  scored a $US413,000 grant in 2013 for his glacier research, with the paper being one output from it.  It is titled  […]

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  • February 2016 Global Temperature Update

    • Date: 14/03/16
    • Bob Tisdale – Climate Observations

    We recently discussed the February 2016 El Niño-related upsurges in the RSS and UAH lower troposphere temperature (TLT) data in the post March 2016 Update of Global Temperature Responses to 1997/98 and 2015/16 El Niño Events.  Not to be outdone, the GISS Land-Ocean Temperature (LOTI) data showed a +0.21 deg C jump in global land+ocean surface […]

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  • Krauthammer: Obama Could Be Impeached If He Prosecutes Climate Skeptics

    • Date: 11/03/16
    • National Review Online

    President Obama has already demonstrated a willingness to “use the instruments of power” to target his political opponents, so Loretta Lynch’s acknowledgment the Justice Department is exploring legal action against global warming skeptics isn’t surprising, Charles Krauthammer said tonight. “We know that in principle it will do it and has done it,” Krauthammer said on […]

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  • Benny Peiser On Free Speech & The Climate Of Intolerance

    • Date: 08/03/16
    • Ian Woolley, Climate Scepticism

    As climate sceptics you’ll be no strangers to the idea of institutional authority clamping its hand over unwelcome mouths. The softly-sabotaging tactics now applied to Peter Tatchell and Germaine Greer are what critics of climate change alarmism have faced over many years. Fancy debating all this? Forget it: I won’t dignify your argument by even sharing […]

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  • Flawed Claim of New Study: ‘Extreme Tornado Outbreaks Have Become More Common’

    • Date: 08/03/16
    • Anthony Watts, Watts Up With That

    A new paper shows that the average number of tornadoes per outbreak has grown by more than 40% over the last half century. The likelihood of extreme outbreaks – those with many tornadoes – is also greater. — This paper is flawed from the start, right from the raw data itself, read on to see why From the […]

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