USGS enters the weather porn business with ARkStorm

It used to be enough to push worry about El Niño in the news, now the USGS takes it to whole new level. I don’t dispute the historical evidence of the 1861/62 flooding, but scaring the crap out of the public won’t really help them plan effectively. The public has already been disaster fatigued from…

NCDC’s Dr. Thomas Peterson: “It’s a knife fight”

This is a row screencap from this Twitter page: http://twitter.com/scio11 It comes from the January 13-16th, 2011 Science Online conference held in the Research Triangle Park in Durham. Details at these URL’s http://scienceonline2011.com/ http://scio11.wikispaces.com/ You can also follow us on Twitter – either the hashtag #scio11 or our official account @scio11 https://scio11.wikispaces.com/Program+Suggestions This is the…

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…