Stephan Lewandowsky’s slow motion Psychological Science train wreck

I’m a bit of a latecomer to this affair, as Lucia and Jo Nova took an early lead on pointing out the many problems with the survey methodology (or lack thereof) with the paper: Lewandowsky, S., Oberauer, K., & Gignac, C. E. (in press). NASA faked the moon landing – therefore (climate) science is a…

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Is the Current Global Warming a Natural Cycle?

Guest post by W. Jackson Davis and Peter Taylor We were delighted to see the paper published in Nature magazine online (August 22, 2012 issue) reporting past climate warming events in the Antarctic similar in amplitude and warming rate to the present global warming signal. The paper, entitled “Recent Antarctic Peninsula warming relative to Holocene…

Solar activity linked to Baltic winter severity

This paper Solar forcing on the ice winter severity index in the western Baltic region, was published yesterday in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics.  It suggests that the winter severity index over the past 600 years in the Baltic region of the Arctic is “strongly modulated” by solar activity over periods as short…