Don’t say Climate Change: “Its a poisonous term to use”

EPA funded Sociologist Sabrina McCormick has some advice for city officials trying to push their climate projects past the legislature; The best way to fight climate change? Don’t call it climate change. American cities from Boston to Baton Rouge are getting hammered by hurricanes, torrential downpours, and blizzards amped up by climate change. Maybe that’s…

Climate Skeptics Behaving Badly

I’ve dished out plenty of criticisms here for bad behavior on the part of government scientists, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t carry this criticism from Retraction Watch: U.S. gov’t researchers withdraw climate paper after using pseudonyms Climate scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have withdrawn a study they wrote under eyebrow-raising pseudonyms. The…

More data showing that #ExxonKnew is a dead campaign

People send me stuff. Today there was a protest in Washington D.C. near the congressional offices. You’d think that in the hot bed of politics, our nation’s capital, you could find more than a handful of people who would participate. Sadly, no, as these photographs from Katie Brown demonstrate. As we reported before, sensible people…

Arctic sea ice melt has turned the corner

I almost called this yesterday, but I needed more data to be sure. All of the data I’ve looked at agrees, Arctic sea ice is now on the upswing, and in a big way. Here is the plot from NSIDC: This graph from Wipneus shows the abruptness of the change: And the physics of ice…

Environmentalism as a religion

Guest essay by Andy May The late Dr. Michael Crichton was wonderful writer. In 2003 he presented a wonderful essay in San Francisco equating environmentalism to religion. Nobel prize winning physicist Dr. Ivar Giaver makes the same point in a presentation here. In religion man is meant to be saved from the consequences of his…