Daily Archives: September 11, 2012

A review of the seminar ‘The contrarian discourse in the blogosphere–what are blogs good for anyway?’

Guest post by W. Jackson Davis (who attended the seminar today as listed below) The contrarian discourse in the blogosphere–what are blogs good for anyway? Franziska Hollender, Institute for Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna CSTPR Conference Room, 1333 … Continue reading

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Is there a doctor in the house?

A friend overseas needs some medical advice, stat. Given the vast readership of WUWT I’m hoping I can send help his way.

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Inconvenient bacteria eats a good portion Deepwater Horizon oil spill

From the University of Rochester , those darned bacteria are ruining the eco photo-ops.  Video follows. At least 200,000 tons of oil and gas from Deepwater Horizon spill consumed by gulf bacteria Researchers from the University of Rochester and Texas … Continue reading

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Researchers Devise More Accurate Method for Predicting Hurricane Activity

Kudos to NC State for providing a complete press release with the name of the paper and the abstract included. I wish more science PR writers would follow this example rather than make the reader go hunting for these things … Continue reading

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New isotope based temperature reconstruction using McIntyre’s ‘Starbucks hypothesis’ tree core samples

A new paper in GRL published Sep 6th Secular temperature trends for the southern Rocky Mountains over the last five centuries makes use of some tree core sample data gathered by Steve McIntyre and Mr. Pete. Readers of WUWT and … Continue reading

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The OTHER problem with the Lewandowsky paper and similar ‘skeptic’ motivation analysis: Core premise off the rails about fossil fuel industry corruption accusation

Guest post by Russell Cook Lewandowsky et. al’s faulty methodology is just one of the paper’s problems; like many other ‘skeptic’ motivation analyses, its central premise is unproven and relies on a SINGLE highly questionable source. Experts like Steve McIntyre … Continue reading

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