# Learn R and statistics for free in a MOOC starting September 9

This is a shout-out to those of you who would like to learn more about statistics, inference and probabilities using R, a free, open-source high-level mathematical language. Those who have been following this blog and Climate Audit will know that R is used by Steve McIntyre and others to great effect. The course is called…

# What film to recommend in fifth grade class to counter climate alarmism?

This request came in from WUWT reader Michael, who’s concerned that “My daughter’s fifth grade class is currently being indoctrinated regarding “human caused” climate change.” and he wants to know what film might be a good response.

# A Brief Introduction to the Detection of Climate and Weather Transitions using Hurst Rescaling

Guest essay by Sam Outcalt Introduction: The object of this document is to present a brief and concise introduction to Hurst ReScaling. More detail is presented in a paper by Outcalt et.al. (1997), which is posted on the WUWT Website ( http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/sio_hurstrescale-1.pdf ). A extensive reference list in this paper can be consulted so references…

# Experience 18 minutes of world history, as if you were there, landing on the moon

I still get chills and misty eyes watching this. For those of us that watched the Apollo 11 moon landing live on TV, we had to be content with the voices of Walter Cronkite and Wally Schirra along with simulated models and radio traffic. Here, thanks to this award winning new website, we can experience…

# Correlation, filtering, systems and degrees of freedom

Guest post by Richard Saumarez Correlations are often used to relate changes in climate variables in order to establish a potential relationship between them. These variables may have been processed in some way before they are correlated, possibly by filtering them. There has been some debate, which may have shed more heat than light, about…

# Teaching Climatism in Schools—Next Generation Science Standards

Guest post by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times Man-made global warming must be taught in our schools, according to the latest release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The January draft release of the NGSS by the National Research Council is a recommendation for concepts to be used by states in…

# Myths and Facts about Global Warming

From Friends of Science. Be sure to visit their page and bookmark it. COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING MYTH 1:  Global temperatures are rising at a rapid, unprecedented rate. FACT:  The HadCRUT3 surface temperature index shows warming to 1878, cooling to 1911, warming to 1941, cooling to 1964, warming to 1998 and cooling through 2011.…