• Prominent ‘Skeptic’ Shows Himself Gullible To Al Gore’s Unsupported Climate Shilling

    • Date: 30/08/17
    • Aaron Gleason, The Federalist

    Joe Nickell should approach Al Gore with the same level of credulity he approaches an alleged haunting or UFO sighting. But it seems that he is a selective skeptic. Joe Nickell is a prominent paranormal investigator who is respected and admired by skeptics. So it’s odd to find a prominent skeptic being so credulous of a […]

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  • Partying In Paris Instead Of Preparing In Houston

    • Date: 29/08/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    While elected officials blather about “zero-carbon” footprints, nothing is done to prepare for weather events that have happened before and can always happen again. International accords and conferences like the last one in Paris do nothing for a vulnerable place like Houston. Consider this article A Texas newsroom predicted a disaster. Now it’s close to coming […]

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  • Why Houston Flooding Isn’t a Sign of Climate Change

    • Date: 28/08/17
    • Roy Spencer

    There is no aspect of global warming theory that says rain systems are going to be moving slower, as we are seeing in Texas. This is just the luck of the draw. In the context of climate change, is what we are seeing in Houston a new level of disaster which is becoming more common? […]

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  • Judith Curry: Hurricane Harvey In Context

    • Date: 28/08/17
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc

    Anyone blaming  Harvey on global warming doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The 12 year drought of major hurricane landfalls in the U.S. is over, with catastrophic impacts in Texas.  Predictions of Hurricane Harvey illustrate the realization of extended- and long-range hurricane forecasts. This blog post analyzes the forecasts of Hurricane Harvey made by […]

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  • More Pacific Walrus Fuss

    • Date: 24/08/17
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    Blaming Pacific walrus summer haulout phenomena on lack of sea ice cover due to human-caused global warming just doesn’t hold water. This year’s baseless media frenzy over walrus survival and loss of summer sea ice blamed on human-caused global warming was initiated by a press release from US Fish and Wildlife last week (16 August […]

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  • The Cognitive Bias Survival Guide

    • Date: 23/08/17
    • GeekWrapped.com

    You know the feeling: Every day you get flooded with new ideas and information. You barely have enough time to process it all. Sure, you’re a smart and rational person that puts a lot of thought into the decisions you make. But the brain still takes decision-making shortcuts all the time. It especially happens when […]

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  • By Farming Fish In The Ocean, The World Could Produce 100 Times Current Seafood Consumption

    • Date: 22/08/17
    • Emma Bryce, Anthropocene

    If we started farming fish in all the suitable offshore habitat available globally, we could technically produce 100 times our current seafood needs, a new study reveals. Writing in Nature Ecology and Evolution, a group of researchers makes the case that this form of food production has the potential to solve some of our most pressing food […]

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  • The Hidden Costs Of Renewable Energy

    • Date: 21/08/17
    • Jonathan Ford, Financial Times

    Reform might reveal something closer to the true expense of new energy technologies One of the less well-kept secrets in the renewables industry is the reason why funds that invest in these energy technologies can get away with offering such slender returns to their investors. Take Greencoat or The Renewable Infrastructure Fund, which between them […]

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