What Defines A Scientist?

By WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” According to USA Today on April 3rd and repeated on April 4th: “Keith Baugues is not a scientist, but that didn’t stop him on a recent wintry day from expressing skepticism about global warming — something that is broadly accepted in the scientific community.” “Baugues studied engineering at Rose-Hulman…

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Petition to make taxpayer funded science research paywalless

Like many of you, I get tired of paywalls, especially when there’s “science by press release” yet the paper remains hidden from the public while the paper gets wide MSM coverage. So I’ve reposted from Lucia’s The Blackboard (be sure to bookmark the site) to get wide distribution. She writes: =============================================================== A reader who is…

Dueling Hypotheses

The Trenberth article contains so many glaring errors and biased assumptions, it’s hard to know where to start. First of all, the difference between theory and hypothesis: The problem is not with dueling hypotheses, it is with dueling theories regarding the processes resulting in observed global warming. One theory states: Observed global warming is the…

NASA’s extraterrestrial buzz

UPDATE2: 12/2/2010 10:15AM PST, NYT reports on this a full hour before the NASA news conference at 2PM EST (11AMPST) that it is in fact about arsenic microbes. – Anthony UPDATE: It may not be so profound as I conjectured below after all. Our always sharp WUWT readers point me to articles in the Daily…

NPR weighs in on climate change policy, predictably

NPR helpfully weighs in on climate change and the upcoming election.  Even though a certain party has had super-majority control of the Congress and the Executive branch for the past 2-years (and done nothing on energy/climate policy),  NPR blames the real boogeymen and women:  GOP candidates not-yet-elected and, of course author George W. Bush.  Their…

This year’s Antarctic ozone hole is 5th biggest

September 12th, 2008 Ozone hole over the Antarctic From NASA News This is considered a “moderately large” ozone hole, according to NASA atmospheric scientist, Paul Newman. And while this year’s ozone hole is the fifth largest on record, the amount of ozone depleting substances have decreased about 3.8% from peak levels in 2000. The largest…