Smacking Down Malaria Misconceptions

Engineer Indur Goklany, a frequent contributor to WUWT and occasional commenter has more than a few things to say about commenter Ed Darrell’s views on Malaria posted on WUWT yesterday. There’s so much in fact, that I’ve dedicated a whole guest post to it. -Anthony Guest Post by Indur Goklany Ed Darrell has two sets…

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My town's "Climate Action Plan"

The town I live in, Chico, CA is sometimes known as “Berkeley North” due to the liberal influence of Chico State University (CSUC). In this case, CSUC’s sustainability cabal, led by Professor Mark Stemen and Mayor Ann Schwab, has snookered our town into passing a “Climate Action Plan”. Last Tuesday, our city council (who’s been…

Study: Landmass shape affects extent of Arctic sea ice

NSIDC Arctic Sea Ice Extent – click to enlarge Via AGU journal highlights: Arctic sea ice has retreated significantly in recent years, reaching a record low in September 2007. It is known that the seasonal cycle in Arctic sea ice extent is not symmetric—seasonal ice retreat proceeds gradually during early summer and then accelerates toward…

The Media Campaigns That Promote Dubious Science

Guest post by Thomas Fuller Over the past week we have looked at several very potent symbols that were misused by major media campaigns that pushed a political agenda to promote vigorous action to combat global warming. We saw that they had to ignore basic arithmetic to paint polar bears as threatened, hyperventilate over GRACE…

Phoenix Mars Lander Finds Surprises About Planet’s Watery Past

From a UA press release: An instrument designed and built at the UA measured the isotopic composition of the Mars atmosphere, suggesting liquid water has interacted with the Martian surface throughout the planet’s history. By Daniel Stolte, University Communications, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory September 9, 2010 Liquid water has interacted with the Martian surface…