• EPA Chief Wants Scientists To Debate Climate On TV

    • Date: 12/07/17
    • Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in the early stages of launching a debate about climate change that could air on television – challenging scientists to prove the widespread view that global warming is a serious threat, the head of the agency said. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during an […]

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  • Roger Pielke Jr.: Climate Politics as Manichean Paranoia

    • Date: 11/07/17
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Talk by Prof Roger Pielke Jr., University of Colorado London, 55 Tufton Street, SW1P 3QL 20 July 2017 ** 6.30 – 8.30pm Roger Pielke Jr. The decision by US President Donald Trump to remove the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change was met with both derision and applause. Such is climate politics in the United […]

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  • Venus And Stephen Hawking’s Scientific Illiteracy

    • Date: 08/07/17
    • Luboš Motl, The Reference Frame

    Just a few decades ago, a scientist who would say something like Stephen Hawking would mock himself so much that he would completely lose all credibility and become a joke everyone laughs at. But these days, saying nonsense like that is apparently normal.   Five days ago, Stephen Hawking – or someone who has hacked his […]

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  • Red Teaming: Trump Administration Plans To Re-Assess Climate Science In Series Of Reviews

    • Date: 07/07/17
    • CBC News

    The Trump administration will soon begin a review that will question the veracity of the climate change science used by President Barack Obama’s administration as the basis for environmental regulations. The move by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to launch public debates between scientists on climate research, known as red-team, blue-team exercises, would be the […]

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  • Study Finds Temperature Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All Of Recent Warming’ In Climate Data Sets

    • Date: 06/07/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.”   “Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever – despite current claims of […]

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  • Matt Ridley: New Book On How Humans Are Increasing Biodiversity

    • Date: 05/07/17
    • Matt Ridley, The Times

    Book Review: Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction by Chris Thomas Humans haven’t destroyed the planet. This biologist argues that our presence has boosted biodiversity, says Matt Ridley If human beings were to vanish from the Earth, what would their effect on wildlife have been? A rash of […]

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  • Stephen Hawking Flies Off The Scientific Reservation

    • Date: 04/07/17
    • Roy Spencer

    I can understand when pop-scientists like Bill Nye spout scientific silliness. But complete nonsense coming from Stephen Hawking? Really? In this video, Stephen Hawking claims that Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Accord could lead to the Earth being pushed past a tipping point, with Venus-like 250 deg. C temperatures and sulfuric acid rain. The trouble […]

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  • It’s All Over For UK Science: University Professors Afraid To Teach Controversial Subjects For Fear Of Being Sacked

    • Date: 01/07/17
    • Harry Yorke, The Daily Telegraph

    Students are now so powerful that university professors are afraid to teach controversial subjects for fear of being sacked, an academic conference was told on Thursday. Professor Dennis Hayes, a co-founder of “Academics for Academic Freedom” said that universities were now ruled by a “culture of censorious quietude” where academics were not able to discuss […]

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