America, We Have a Problem

Guest essay by E. Calvin Beisner Kindergartners are running the country. Or liars. Or both. Honest. That was my strongest impression during the nearly three-hour “Data or Dogma: Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate” hearing by the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Space, and Competitiveness Tuesday, December…

James Hansen: Paris Talks are “a fraud”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall James Hansen, the godfather of the Global Warming movement, has weighed into the Paris COP21 climate circus, by dismissing the climate conference as fraudulent and fake. According to The Guardian; Mere mention of the Paris climate talks is enough to make James Hansen grumpy. The former Nasa scientist, considered the…

Underwater Balloons – a new idea in Energy Storage?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Hydrostor has created an interesting innovation in energy storage. The energy is stored as compressed air, in giant underwater balloons. Hydrostor’s system works in several steps. Electricity is run through a compressor and converted into compressed air. This compressed air is then sent underwater. “There, we have a whole series…

Is climate forecasting immune from Occam’s razor?

Guest essay by Kesten Green Several authors have argued that the hypothesis of dangerous manmade global warming fails the test of Occam’s razor because the simple hypothesis of natural variation fits the data with fewer assumptions. As Harold Jeffreys noted, “simpler laws have the greater prior probability”. But are forecasts of dangerous warming immune from…