• Francis Menton: Complete Polarization In The World Of Politics — Climate Change Edition

    • Date: 01/05/18
    • Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian

    Perhaps you think that science, of all things, should be above politics.  After all, the whole idea of the scientific method is to divorce our efforts to understand the physical world from the misdirecting influences of political power and groupthink.  In science, there is only one relevant question:  Does the best available evidence support or […]

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  • Paul Krugman’s All-Renewable Delusion

    • Date: 30/04/18
    • Robert Bryce, National Review

    The all-renewable future envisioned by greens would require paving the equivalent of California with nothing but wind turbines. In 2008, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was awarded a Nobel Prize for “his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity.” Unfortunately, when writing about energy issues in the Times, Krugman doesn’t bother to do any analysis […]

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  • Lawrence Solomon: The Truth About ‘Cheap’ Solar And Wind Power

    • Date: 27/04/18
    • Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post

    Virtually every major German solar producer has gone under “’Spectacular’ drop in renewable energy costs leads to record global boost,” The Guardian headline reported last year. “Clean Energy Is About to Become Cheaper Than Coal,” pronounced MIT’s Technology Review. “The cost of installing solar energy is going to plummet again,” echoed Grist, the environmental journal. […]

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  • To Solve The Science Crisis, We Need A Science Court

    • Date: 26/04/18
    • Henry H. Bauer, National Association of Scholars

    The “crisis of irreproducibility” is only a symptom. The central crisis concerns the role of science in society, namely, that what official sources are now disseminating as supposedly reliable is actually untrustworthy in many ways on many matters — about health risks and drugs, for instance, or global warming. There are two interlocking facets of […]

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  • The Only Thing You Need To Know About Earth Day

    • Date: 21/04/18
    • Tim Worstall, Washington Examiner

    If you’re not a capitalist free-marketeer for Earth Day, then you’re not being serious about the environment. Whale oil provided the lighting to read the breakthrough novel of 1870, the story of Captain Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. That was also the year of the foundation of Standard Oil. The result of that foundation […]

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  • Garth Paltridge: Four Questions On Climate Change

    • Date: 20/04/18
    • Garth Paltridge, Climate Etc

    An essay on the state of climate change science   (1) Is the science of climate change ‘settled’? The scientific uncertainties associated with climate prediction are the basis of most of the arguments about the significance of climate change(25), and as well are the basis of much of the polarized public opinion on the political […]

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  • Why Do Polar Bears Cry?

    • Date: 19/04/18
    • H. Sterling Burnett, The American Spectator

    Because the New York Times keeps lying about them.   The New York Times — one of the grand dames of print newspapers, whose slogan is “All the News That’s Fit to Print” — has fallen on hard times. It is not rare to see reports about the paper’s falling readership, cuts to the paper’s newsroom and […]

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  • How Bad Is the Government’s Science?

    • Date: 17/04/18
    • Peter Wood and David Randall, The Wall Street Journal

    Policy makers often cite research to justify their rules, but many of those studies wouldn’t replicate Half the results published in peer-reviewed scientific journals are probably wrong. John Ioannidis, now a professor of medicine at Stanford, made headlines with that claim in 2005. Since then, researchers have confirmed his skepticism by trying—and often failing—to reproduce […]

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