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

    • Date: 16/04/17
    • Daniel Lakens, The 20% Statistician

    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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  • Warm Winter: U.S. Climate Prediction Center Makes A Wrong La Nina Prediction

    • Date: 11/04/17
    • Owatonna People's Press

    So much for a cold winter. Despite predictions of a colder, snowier season in the northern U.S. from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, the winter of 2016 to 2017 proved anything but. “It was half right,” National Weather Service Meteorologist Eric Ahasic said of the long-range forecast.“It was colder and snowier than normal in eastern […]

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  • Eugenics: When Scientific Consensus Leads To Mass Murder

    • Date: 10/04/17
    • Ross Pomeroy, RealClearScience

    Eugenics, the notion of improving the genetic quality of the human race through selective breeding, is a dark stain upon science’s past. It is a prime example of how science can be misused to support nefarious ends. Eugenics is most commonly associated with Nazi Germany, where poor, mentally ill, blind, deaf, developmentally disabled, promiscuous, homosexual, and […]

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  • Despite NOAA Denial, Growing Number Of New Studies Confirm Global Warming Hiatus

    • Date: 08/04/17
    • GWPF

    Despite widespread denial among climate activists, a growing number of scientific research papers in recent months have confirmed the global warming hiatus, trying to explain its possible reasons (for the latest studies see here, here and here).  The latest study claims that the Southern Ocean played a critical role in the global warming slowdown. The post-2002 global surface […]

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  • Ex-Chief Scientist: Our Advice To Gov’t On Diesel Cars Was Wrong

    • Date: 06/04/17
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    Former chief scientist Sir David King admitted Wednesday he was wrong in advising the U.K. government to encourage diesel vehicles to fight global warming. King said the government overestimated the effectiveness of its programs to encourage diesel vehicles. King was the U.K.’s chief scientific adviser from 2000 to 2007 and until recently a special representative […]

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  • Scientists Uncertain Over Future Development of El Niño

    • Date: 05/04/17
    • Pensa Latina News Agency

    The predictions on the activity of meteorological phenomenon ”El Niño” for the present year, are still uncertain, since it is not still known if it will develop at global, or at a local level, reported the World Meteorological Organization. Despite the strong rains affecting Peru, as a consequence of what is known as ‘El Niño […]

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  • The Southern Hemisphere Sees Its ‘Quietest’ Hurricane Season On Record

    • Date: 04/04/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    As we head into April, the Southern Hemisphere is in the midst of the “quietest” hurricane season on record. Meteorologist Ryan Maue of Weatherbell Analytics noted tropical cyclone activity in the Southern Hemisphere for the 2016-2017 season is the “quietest on record, by far” based on records going back nearly five decades. So far, the […]

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  • Quietest Hurricane Season On Record

    • Date: 03/04/17
    • Ryan Maue

    April can see some Southern Hemisphere hurricane activity — but so far, 2016-17 season is quietest on record, by far. ACE 1970-2017

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