Climate skeptic instructor fired from Oregon State University

Gordon Fulks sends this summary of the situation and asks that it be distributed. I’m happy to oblige. For some background on Dr. Drapela’s skeptical views, this slideshow “Global Warming Cracked Open” might give some insight into OSU’s booting him out.  – Anthony =========================================================== From Gordon Fulks: Hello Everyone, In theory at least Oregon State…

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Mannian paint by numbers? Connect the UVa dots

[UPDATE: 4:30PM PST The plot thickens. Breitbart is reporting that Sullivan has a history with scientific misconduct charges, as well as investigations that exonerate without actually asking the tough questions. h/t to reader Holly Martin ] Hmmm, this is more than a little strange. From the Examiner: The Board of Visitors announces: UVa President Teresa…

Science vs AGW Advocacy in North Carolina

UPDATE: The bill has passed – see here Guest post by John Droz, Jr. What’s been happening recently in North Carolina (NC) is a microcosm of the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) story: politics vs science, ad-hominems vs journalism, evangelists vs pragmatists, etc. The contentiousness is over one of the main AGW battlefields: sea level rise…

The Pacific Institute’s ‘non-confirmation confirmation’

Parsing the Pacific Institute (Reposted from Bishop Hill to give widest possible exposure) Jim Lindgren, writing at law blog the Volokh Conspiracy, has been parsing the Pacific Institute’s statement about reinstating Peter Gleick as president, and in particular the following phrase: An independent review conducted by outside counsel on behalf of the Institute has supported what…

In the Oil game, Russia has the longest suit to play

Guest post by David Archibald Logistic decline plots may be misleading when the production profile has been affected by political events. Nevertheless, Figure 1 shows a logistic decline plot for Russia’s conventional production. The result is in line with Russian estimates of their ultimate recoverable reserves of conventional oil and the proportion produced to date.…