Mashey Potatoes, Part 1

Guest post by Thomas Fuller In the past few months we have seen a number of amateurish attempts to counter skeptical arguments that gained traction in what public space there is for matters climatic and anti-climactic.  Today we get introduced to John Mashey’s attempt to smear Edward Wegman and reclaim the Hockey Stick for further…

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Wordsmithing

Looks like the word is going to be Copygate for the Wegman report investigation. I concur with Lucia who writes: Skepticgate. Keith [Kloor] campaigns in favor of his skepticgate writing: I don’t think copygate has quite the same ring as skepticgate, but good for Jeff for noting it. I’m betting one of the other of…

Oil company geologist helps find new asteroid crater

From Australian National University Sciencewise Magazine A big impact on climate: Examining a new asteroid crater found in the Timor Sea As new land-based oil deposits become increasingly scarce, oil companies have turned to the seabed in search of new reserves. The drilling and seismic surveying often find oil, but occasionally they turn up something…