• The Hiatus Consensus?

    • Date: 20/06/17
    • Michael Bastasch & Ryan Maue

    A scientific consensus has emerged among top mainstream climate scientists that “skeptics” or “lukewarmers” were not long ago derided for suggesting — there was a nearly two-decade long “hiatus” in global warming that climate models failed to accurately predict or replicate. Figure 1: Time series and difference series of simulated and observed tropospheric temperature. A […]

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  • Reality Check: Earth Is Not in the Midst of a Sixth Mass Extinction

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Peter Brannen, The Atlantic

    “As scientists we have a responsibility to be accurate about such comparisons.” At the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Smithsonian paleontologist Doug Erwin took the podium to address a ballroom full of geologists on the dynamics of mass extinctions and power grid failures—which, he claimed, unfold in the same way. “These are […]

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  • David Gelernter: The Closing Of The Scientific Mind

    • Date: 13/06/17
    • David Gelernter, Science Matters

    That science should face crises in the early 21st century is inevitable. Power corrupts, and science today is the Catholic Church around the start of the 16th century: used to having its own way and dealing with heretics by excommunication, not argument. The Closing of the Scientific Mind is a plea for scientists to celebrate […]

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  • EPA Chief Backs Approach to Science That Could Upend the Global Warming ‘Consensus’

    • Date: 10/06/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Signal

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt reignited a long simmering debate over a method of scientific inquiry that could upset the supposed “consensus” on man-made global warming. In an interview with Breitbart’s Joel Pollak on Monday, Pruitt said he supported a “red team-blue team” set up to test climate science. Pruitt was inspired by an op-ed by […]

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  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Proposes New Climate Science Assessment

    • Date: 07/06/17
    • Anthony Watts, Watts Up With THat

    Interviewed by Breitbart’s Joel Pollak, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the American people deserve ‘a true legitimate, peer reviewed, objective, transparent discussion about CO2.’ Pruitt calls for the establishment of a ‘Red Team/Blue Team’ of scientist to examine ‘what do we know, what don’t we know, and what risk does it pose to health, the […]

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  • The Most Important Weather Forecast Of All Time: D-Day, June 6, 1944

    • Date: 06/06/17
    • Meteorologist Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.

    Tuesday, June 6th, marks the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France during World War II and the weather forecast for that historic event makes for quite an interesting story in what turned out to be a pivotal moment in world history. Years of detailed planning went into the D-Day invasion on June […]

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  • The Guardian: Why We Can’t Trust Academic Journals To Tell The Scientific Truth

    • Date: 06/06/17
    • Julian Kirchherr, The Guardian

    Scholars complain these days that trust in science is in decline. But there are good reasons for it. If we scientists take to the streets to claim we are armed with the truth, only further disillusionment will follow. Hundreds of thousands of scientists took to streets around the world in April. “We need science because […]

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  • Putin On Trump’s Paris Withdrawal: ‘We Can Now Blame Bad Weather On American Imperialism’

    • Date: 03/06/17
    • Daily Mail

    Vladimir Putin joked about President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. ‘We can now blame bad weather on American imperialism, that it’s all their fault. But we won’t.’ Vladimir Putin was in a surprisingly jovial mood on Friday as he appeared at the International Economic Forum in St Petersburg, with the Russian president […]

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