Category Archives: Bad science

Climate Craziness of the Week: Oh noes! Moths affected by ‘hidden’ factors of climate change

From the University of Michigan  and the department of Mothra studies, comes this big let down. Even though moths are supposedly affected by climate change, “90 percent of them were either stable or increasing” while the climate where they lived … Continue reading

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Another ‘fish story’ about ocean acidification where researchers fool themselves into thinking they are actually doing science

Readers may recall this previous fish story: CO2 increases to make drunken clownfish Well, Danielle Dixon and Philip Munday are at it again.  This PR claim from the Georgia Institute of Technology  Fish from acidic ocean waters less able to smell … Continue reading

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Earth to Lovejoy: 0.9 C° in a century is not ‘huge’

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Pseudo-science by press release has become the norm among the Forces of Darkness. With as much fanfare as McGill University could muster, the recent paper by Professor Lovejoy was promoted via a typically head-banging instance … Continue reading

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Lovejoy’s 99% ‘confidence’ vs. measurement uncertainty

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley It is time to be angry at the gruesome failure of peer review that allows publication of papers, such as the recent effusion of Professor Lovejoy of McGill University, which, in the gushing, widely-circulated press … Continue reading

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‘Correcting’ Trenberth et al.

(See the note below before taking this post seriously – Anthony) Guest essay by Steven Wilde Here we see the classic energy budget analysis supporting the hypothesis that the surface of the Earth is warmer than the S-B equation would … Continue reading

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Neukom’s Science By Proxy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Over at Climate Audit, Steve McIntyre is engaged in the slow public defenestration of the latest multi-proxy extravapalooza, a gem of a paper yclept “Inter-hemispheric temperature variability over the past millennium” by Neukom et al, … Continue reading

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AMO, NAO, and Correlation

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new paper over at IOP called “Forcing of the wintertime atmospheric circulation by the multidecadal fluctuations of the North Atlantic ocean”, by Y Peings and G Magnusdottir, hereinafter Peings2014. I was particularly interested in … Continue reading

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Oh Noes! Salamanders shrinking due to climate change

A video of this press release follows. Here’s a screen cap from it. CLEMSON, S.C. — Wild salamanders living in some of North America’s best salamander habitat are getting smaller as their surroundings get warmer and drier, forcing them to … Continue reading

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The Lost Climate Integrity of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

“What We Really Know” and What the AAAS Failed to Mention. Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University Climate scientist Dr. Roger Pielke, Sr. recently posted that the AAAS has ignored “the … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky paper flushed, then floated again

Today has been entertaining to say the least. On Twitter, Ben Pile of Climate Resistance has been telling us all about how he learned that the Lewandowsky-Cook Paper#2 – titled ‘Recursive Fury’, which detailed all manners of conspiratorial ideation theory, … Continue reading

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Climate Change and the Biodiversity Crisis

by Dr. Craig Loehle, NCASI Naperville, IL The climate change “biodiversity crisis” is like a whack-a-mole game (a carnival game where plastic animals pop out of holes and you try to whack them with a mallet), with an almost-daily claim … Continue reading

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Chylek Imitates Ouroboros

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Bob Tisdale has a detailed post on the new 2014 paper entitled “The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation as a dominant factor of oceanic influence on climate” by Chylek et al. Nic Lewis also did a good … Continue reading

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Death blow to Barycentrism: ‘On the alleged coherence between the global temperature and the sun’s movement’

People send me stuff. Tonight I got an email that contained a link to a paper that takes on the wonky claims related to barycentrism and Earth’s climate, specifically as it relates to Nicola Scafetta’s 2010 and 2012 papers. This … Continue reading

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Usoskin Et Al. Discover A New Class of Sunspots

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new post up by Usoskin et al. entitled “Evidence for distinct modes of solar activity”. To their credit, they’ve archived their data, it’s available here. Figure 1 shows their reconstructed decadal averages of … Continue reading

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Andrew Revkin Loses The Plot, Episode XXXVIII

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I went over to Andy Revkin’s site to be entertained by his latest fulminations against “denialists”. Revkin, as you may remember from the Climategate emails, was the main go-to media lapdog for the various unindicted … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – try eating this ‘crop’ threatened by ‘climate change’

Apparently, all that work in selective crop breeding won’t overcome ‘climate change’ This is the headline and story summary from Eurekalert: Crop species may be more vulnerable to climate change than we thought A new study by a Wits University … Continue reading

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Claim: Extreme weather decides distribution of insects

Another modeled result, extrapolated all the way from 10 common fruit fly species to everything else in the insect world. Extreme weather caused by climate change in the coming decades is likely to have profound implications for distributions of insects … Continue reading

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Kaku’s kookoo science

Marc Morano writes: CBS This Morning featured a futurist who promotes paranormal phenomena like ‘telepathy, telekinesis and mind reading’ as climate expert during its February 13 broadcast. CBS only identified physicist Michio Kaku as a New York City College professor, … Continue reading

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