The 4hiroshimas app – propaganda of the worst kind

The kidz at Skeptical Science (SkS) have made fools of themselves again, creating an app that is not only morally wrong, but the clearest case of science propaganda disguised as climate information I’ve ever seen. First, one wonders what the people of Hiroshima think about the tragedy of war that befell their city being used…

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The good side of climate change

Why climate change is good for the world Don’t panic! The scientific consensus is that warmer temperatures do more good than harm By Matt Ridley: Climate change has done more good than harm so far and is likely to continue doing so for most of this century. This is not some barmy, right-wing fantasy; it…

The WUWT Hot Sheet for Tuesday August 27th, 2013

Bloomberg news: People Don’t Fear Climate Change Enough   With respect to the science of climate change, many experts regard the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as the world’s authoritative institution. A draft summary of its forthcoming report was leaked last week. It describes the panel’s growing confidence that climate change is real, that it…

Preliminary results of the “Tol Poll’

Dr. Richard Tol writes at his blog: The Tol Poll is a direct result of the series of op-eds in the Guardian on the relationship between the environmental movement and environmental science organized by Alice Bell, and particularly Tamsin Edwards’ call for experts to talk about their area of expertise only. In the ensuing discussion,…

Lomborg: Let’s get our priorities right

By Bjørn Lomborg (via his Facebook page) About a quarter of all deaths in the developing world comes from mostly easily curable, infectious diseases. The biggest environment problem, by far measured in human deaths, is air pollution. Global warming, which creates a lot of attention, is on an entirely different and smaller level. The World Health…