Walking the Plank-ton

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Following on from Anthony’s article, here are my thoughts about the phytoplankton paper “Global phytoplankton decline over the past century”, by Daniel G. Boyce, Marlon R. Lewis & Boris Worm. I started to write about this earlier, but I decided to wait until I had the actual paper. The paper…

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Climate proposals threaten pursuit of happiness and justice

New study documents harmful effects of “cap-and-trade” and “endangerment” schemes Guest post by Paul Driessen Environmental justice demands that the United States address global warming, the gravest threat facing minority Americans, insist the EPA, Congressional Black Caucus and White House. Are they serious? The alleged threat pales next to unwed teen motherhood, school dropouts, murder…

Gore cleared in masseuse case

Portland police say the masseuse failed a polygraph and the DNA didn’t match (because there was none). Gore’s aides made a statement: “Mr. Gore unequivocally and emphatically denied this accusation when he first learned of its existence three years ago,” spokeswoman Kalee Kreider said in a statement. “He respects and appreciates the thorough and professional…

I’m honored…I think

In the New York Times: For science that’s accessible but credible, steer clear of polarizing hatefests like atheist or eco-apocalypse blogs. Instead, check out scientificamerican.com, discovermagazine.com and Anthony Watts’s blog, Watts Up With That? Of course, we can’t have that, now the howling begins. Some context below.

Graphing Lesson Part 2 – “Crest to Crest”

By Steve Goddard Earlier in the month I wrote an article showing the trend in Arctic ice since 2002. I took a lot of criticism from people for not measuring “crest to crest or trough to trough.“ Any one schooled in analysis of cyclical data would know that one must go from crest-to-crest or trough-to-trough,…

IceCube spies unexplained pattern of cosmic rays

by Jill Sakai, University of Wisconsin Though still under construction, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole is already delivering scientific results — including an early finding about a phenomenon the telescope was not even designed to study. This “skymap,” generated in 2009 from data collected by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, shows the relative…