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  • Another New Paper Confirms Global Warming Pause

    • Date: 18/04/17
    • Anthony Watts, Watts Up With That
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    The “uncertainty monster” strikes again We’ve been highly critical for some time of the paper in summer 2015 by Karl et al. that claimed “the pause” or hiatus went away once “properly adjusted” ocean surface temperature data was applied to the global surface temperature dataset. Virtually everyone in the climate skeptic community considers Karl et al. little more than a sleight of hand. […]

  • Job Vacancy: Energy Policy Adviser To Theresa May

    • Date: 17/04/17
    • Nick Butler, Financial Times
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    Theresa May needs an energy policy adviser. I hasten to add that this is not a job application – but someone is needed to pull together the necessary reforms and to help the UK prime minister avoid self-destructive mistakes such as an attempt to take charge of fixing energy prices. The predominant view in Whitehall […]

  • China Cooled Nearly 0.2°C During Global Warming Hiatus

    • Date: 17/04/17
    • Wenling An et al. (2017), Earth and Space Science 15 March 2017
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    During the global warming hiatus between 1998 and 2014  temperatures in the whole of China declined sharply, dropping by nearly 0.2°C by the end of the hiatus period. The delayed cooling observed in the Tibetan Plateau was even steeper. Abstract A reduction in the warming rate for the global surface temperature since the late 1990s has attracted […]

  • This Isn’t A March For Science — This Is About Economic And Political Policy

    • Date: 17/04/17
    • Tim Worstall, Forbes
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    The complaint which is driving the ‘March for Science’ isn’t about an attack on science at all. Far from it, it’s one group of scientists not understanding that the policy they advocate is, by the scientific experts in the policy, considered to be a bad one which should be replaced.  “Let’s be clear: the work […]

  • China’s Gas And Coal Production Rising Strongly

    • Date: 17/04/17
    • Bloomberg
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    China’s natural gas production surged to a record last month and coal output rebounded as economic growth accelerated power use in the world’s largest energy user. Natural gas production in March rose 8.2 percent from the average of the first two months of the year to a record 13.6 billion cubic meters, according to data Monday […]

  • Coal’s Colossal Comeback

    • Date: 17/04/17
    • Stephen Moore, The American Spectator
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    President Trump is the king of coal. Buried in an otherwise humdrum jobs report for March was the jaw-dropping pronouncement by the Labor Department that mining jobs in America were up by 11,000 in March. Since the low point in October 2016 and following years of painful layoffs in the mining industry, the mining sector […]

  • Matt Ridley: Europe’s Age Of Unreason Harms Its Wildlife

    • Date: 17/04/17
    • Matt Ridley, The Times
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    The Commission’s blinkered approach to insecticides shows how basic science is losing out to lobbyists and bureaucrats Is the European Commission determined to dim the Enlightenment? I ask this because its behaviour in one specific instance goes so utterly with dogma and against evidence as to suggest that there is no longer even a pretence […]

  • Five Reasons Blog Posts Are Of Higher Scientific Quality Than Journal Articles

    • Date: 16/04/17
    • Daniel Lakens, The 20% Statistician
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    In this blog, I will examine the hypothesis that blogs are, on average, of higher quality than journal articles. Below, I present 5 arguments in favor of this hypothesis. 1. Blogs have Open Data, Code, and Materials When you want to evaluate scientific claims, you need access to the raw data, the code, and the materials. Most […]

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