A cool 50 million

WUWT reached a new milestone with 50 million unique hits on the WordPress hit counter (in the right sidebar) early this morning. I’ve been thinking for days about what I might write when this event happened. Point is I’m just too tired to remember or write much of what I thought about, and so I…

EPA Rejects Petitions to Scuttle CO2 Rules

Today the EPA rejected petitions from citizens, groups, and states to reverse its 2009 decision to regulate CO2 as a pollutant. The states of Virginia and Texas, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, coal giant Peabody Energy Corp. and others sought to reverse the finding. But the EPA, in rejecting the petitions,…

Oh, soot!

Also, see below the “Continue reading” line for an impressive scientific visualization video of black carbon being transported around the globe. University of Iowa News Release July 27, 2010 UI researcher finds black carbon implicated in global warming Increasing the ratio of black carbon to sulphate in the atmosphere increases climate warming, suggests a study…

Science says…!

Science Turns Authoritarian From The American, by Kenneth P. Green and Hiwa Alaghebandian Science is losing its credibility because it has adopted an authoritarian tone, and has let itself be co-opted by politics. In a Wired article published at the end of May, writer Erin Biba bemoans the fact that “science” is losing its credibility with…

Reviewing Last Month’s Forecasts of Doom

By Steve Goddard Doomsday clock – Bulletin of The Atomic Scientists Way back in June, The Guardian wrote up an excellent summary of the official forecasts of doom. Scientists at the US National Snow and Ice Centre Data Centre (NSIDC) report today that Arctic sea ice – frozen seawater that floats on the ocean surface…