The ScAm Gets Worse—An Open Letter To Bora Zivkovic

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Dear Bora; I know, I know, like many people I didn’t think it was possible for Scientific American magazine to sink any lower. I loved Scientific American as a kid, the “Amateur Scientist” column was a godsend on the ranch. But then, slowly your magazine morphed, first into less-science, then…

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How long to the 24/25 solar minimum?

Guest post by David Archibald Climate has real world consequences, and those operating in fields that will be affected by changing climate bring a different perspective to the problem of predicting what will happen. Bill Fordham, advising the grain industry in the Midwest, kindly sent me a copy of the advice he provides to his…

“A [Junk] Scientist’s Misguided Crusade” Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

Guest Post by David Middleton More improper activity from the Million Dollar Bureaucrat… A Scientist’s Misguided Crusade By JOE NOCERA Published: March 4, 2013 Last Friday, at 3:40 p.m., the State Department released its “Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement” for the highly contentious Keystone XL pipeline, which Canada hopes to build to move its tar…

Lucia drops some reality on the Gorebots – Update: The astroturfing is from Skeptical Science

UPDATE: Apparently, they didn’t like Lucia’s version of reality, she writes: lucia liljegren (@lucialiljegren) says: March 5, 2013 at 11:45 am They suspended my account. And I wanted #1 on the leader board. Dang!! UPDATE2: Apparently this is an Astroturfing project by the Kidz at “Skeptical Science”: The Money Quote from http://climaterealityproject.org/press/ (see Feb 28th…

Irony Hypocrisy on steroids–UVa plugs new “Open Science Center” while simultaneously keeping Michael Mann’s science notes away from the public

Readers may recall that UVa has spent north of a half million dollars to fight Freedom of Information requests surrounding Dr. Mann and his infamous hockey stick science. – Anthony News Release University Communications/Media Relations New Center for Open Science Designed to Increase Research Transparency, Provide Free Technologies for Scientists CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 5, 2013…

Categorical Thinking and The Climate Debate

Guest post by Craig Loehle, Ph.D. We often hear this disconnect in the climate debate: sceptic Joe says “human impacts are small and likely not harmful”; alarmist Arthur says “humans are affecting the climate, therefore we must act now”. It is not possible to get the alarmist to answer the claim of the skeptic that…