The Front of Citadel Qaitbay, from the wall above the entrance, by Carsten Whimster. Source Wikimedia.

Claim: Climate Change Responsible for Severe Flooding in the Nile Delta

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The former regional governor of the Egyptian Nile Delta City of Alexandria, Hany el-Missiry, has rejected accusations that poor civic maintenance of drains was responsible for recent damaging floods, which led to the deaths of at least 6 people. El-Missiry blames Climate Change. According to Al Jazeera; … His resignation,…

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A Sinister Charade

People send me stuff, such as this email I recently received about a global warming spy thriller. I’m not fully comfortable with the “hoax” title, as there indeed has been some warming in the past century, some of it man made and some of it natural variation, but there’s also been a largess of funding…

Matt Ridley: some basic science is not worthy of taxpayer funding

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece on Sunday, friend of WUWT Matt Ridley argues that basic science research does not lead to technological innovation, and therefore isn’t deserving of taxpayer funding. Ridley writes: “Increasingly, technology is developing the kind of autonomy that hitherto characterized biological entities. The Stanford economist Brian Arthur argues that technology…