Uh oh: Study says ‘collapsing’ Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica melting from geothermal heat, not ‘climate change’ effects

Remember the wailing from Suzanne Goldenberg over the “collapse” of the Thwaites glacier blaming man-made CO2 effects and the smackdown given to the claim on WUWT? Well, never mind. From the University of Texas at Austin  and the “you can stop your wailing now” department, comes this really, really, inconvenient truth. Researchers find major West…

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Idiotic libel from the ‘Skeptical Science’ crowd

From the “Collin Maessen is a now a fair game legal target” department and the “SkS double secret publicly browsable Tree-hut archives”, comes this unsupportable claim of ‘criminal hacking’ by Brandon Shollenberger. My Hidden Information by Brandon Shollenberger. Some Skeptical Science members have been publicly accusing me of criminal hacking. None of them say just…

Gavin Schmidt is the new James Hansen

NASA Names Schmidt Director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, gets honorary lunch ticket to Tom’s Restaurant. NASA has named Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, a leading Earth climate research laboratory. Currently deputy director of the institute, Schmidt steps into the position left…

Beware of false Prophets

By Charles Battig, M.D. Positive public perception of the scientist has long been powerful.  The public has the tendency to defer to scientists, as it does to authority in general.  It is part of the educational and socialization process inherent in societies. Scientists are in a special category in the public’s mind, since they are…

Sensitivity? Schmensitivity!

Even on business as usual, there will be <1° Kelvin warming this century By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Curiouser and curiouser. As one delves into the leaden, multi-thousand-page text of the IPCC’s 2013 Fifth Assessment Report, which reads like a conversation between modelers about the merits of their models rather than a serious climate assessment,…