Transient Van Allen radiation belt discovered

From the University of California – Los Angeles How did a third radiation belt appear in the Earth’s upper atmosphere? Since the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts in in the Earth’s upper atmosphere in 1958, space scientists have believed that these belts consisted of two doughnut-shaped rings of highly charged particles — an…

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‘Carmageddon’ in LA makes ‘Carmaheaven’

From the University of California – Los Angeles  and the WUWT Obvious Science Department: ‘Carmaheaven': Closure of 405 in 2011 improved air quality up to 83 percent Take the time to enjoy a deep breath next weekend when the 405 freeway closes for Carmageddon II. If it’s anything like last year, the air quality is…

Another skeptical university professor fired – related to CARB’s PM2.5 air pollution regulation scandal

There’s more ugliness like what went on recently with Oregon State University. This professor exposed corruption within the California University system that had ties to the California Air Resources Board’s botched PM2.5 rules. As we’ve seen recently, this PM2.5 regulatory action is so vile that the EPA does unannounced human experimentation. From WND: What’s academia’s…

Using leaf veins to hindcast climate

From the University of California – Los Angeles Hacking code of leaf vein architecture solves mysteries, allows predictions of past climate UCLA life scientists have discovered new laws that determine the construction of leaf vein systems as leaves grow and evolve. These easy-to-apply mathematical rules can now be used to better predict the climates of…

IPCC’s species extinction hype “fundamentally flawed”

Before you read this, I’ll remind WUWT readers of this essay: Where Are The Corpses? Posted on January 4, 2010 by Willis Eschenbach Which is an excellent primer for understanding the species extinction issue. Willis pointed out that there are a lot of holes in the data collection methods, and that has proven itself this week…