• Solar Cycle 25: Scientists Rule Out Maunder-Type Solar Minimum

    • Date: 12/04/19
    • The Washington Post

    Solar physicists predict another weak 11-year solar cycle ahead. At the same time, they expect the coming cycle to break the trend of weakening solar activity seen over the past 4 cycles, and they add there’s “no indication we are currently approaching a Maunder-type minimum in solar activity.” The current solar cycle has been relatively […]

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  • Public Are Being “Misled” By David Attenborough’s New Netflix Show

    • Date: 09/04/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    London 9 April: A prominent zoologist says that Sir David Attenborough’s latest wildlife show is misleading the public about walrus deaths in the Arctic. Over the weekend, viewers were shocked by footage of walruses plunging to their deaths from sea cliffs. In his narration, Sir David said that this was the result of declining sea-ice […]

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  • Attenborough’s Walrus Tragedy Porn Is Contrived Nonsense

    • Date: 08/04/19
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    Journalist should have asked where and when this footage was shot, but they did not. The media are therefore complicit in perpetuating myths about walrus, sea ice, and polar bears in order to advance an agenda while providing free advertising for Netflix. A recent Netflix ‘Our Planet’ program with David Attenborough delivering a disturbing message of doom about walruses […]

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  • Has Atlantic Cooling Shift Started?

    • Date: 05/04/19
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    For the last few years, observers have been speculating about when the North Atlantic will start the next phase shift from warm to cold. Given the way 2018 went, this may be the onset.  First some background. An example is this report in May 2015 The Atlantic is entering a cool phase that will change the […]

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  • New Book: Global Polar Bear Population Estimated At Close To 40.000

    • Date: 27/03/19
    • Susan Crockford, Polar Bear Science

    What do Arctic residents do if there are actually as many as 58,000? It’s long past time for polar bear specialists to stop holding out for a scientifically accurate global estimate that will never be achieved and determine a reasonable and credible ‘best guess’. Since they have so far refused to do this, I have […]

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  • Peter Ridd’s Fight For Academic Freedom Begins In Court

    • Date: 26/03/19
    • The Australian

    Lawyers acting for sacked James Cook University professor Peter Ridd say the university sought to turn its disciplinary process into a “star chamber” after he publicly criticised the institution and one of its star scientists over claims about the impact global warming had on the Great Barrier Reef. Professor Ridd, who worked at the university […]

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  • Duke University Pays US Govt $112.5 Million In Science Fraud Case

    • Date: 25/03/19
    • Junkscience

    Duke University will pay $112.5 million to the United States Government to settle Thomas v. Duke, a lawsuit alleging that a research technician improperly falsified and fabricated data from 2006 to 2013 to obtain research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies, the university announced Monday. This case includes air […]

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  • Why Big Science Is Failing

    • Date: 25/03/19
    • Dominic Cummings

    Why has science got so much more expensive without commensurate gains in understanding? This blog considers two recent papers on the dynamics of scientific research: one in Nature and one by the brilliant physicist, Michael Nielsen, and the brilliant founder of Stripe, Patrick Collison, who is a very unusual CEO. These findings are very important to the question: how […]

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