How a Department Resists a Businessman

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In a previous post, The DOE vs Ugly Reality, I discussed how a businessman takes over a government department. In this case it’s the Department of Energy (DOE). As a part of the 74 questions posed in the memo from the Trump Transition Team to the DOE, there were a couple of questions…

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Climate and Food – Evidence Free Posturing

Guest essay by Eric Worrall If there is one area of climate prediction which demonstrates how disconnected from evidence climate science has become, it is increasingly tattered predictions that climate might cause food shortages. How Food Prices Will Be Affected by Climate Change, an Interview with Dr. Brian Gould According to a 2015 report from…

Challenging climate sensitivity: 'Observational Quantification of Water Vapor Radiative Forcing' #AGU16 presentation

By Willis Eschenbach and Anthony Watts Today at the American Geophysical Union Convention, Willis Eschenbach and Anthony Watts will be presenting at 1:10PM in Moscone South. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Study at AGU 2016 challenges conventional wisdom on climate sensitivity ‘Observational Quantification of Water Vapor Radiative Forcing’ December 14th, 2016 – San Francisco, CA – A…

More Polar Non-Science

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Good Grief!  Enough already with the Polar Bears! The folks at the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science**,  whose motto, proudly displayed on their website, is “Science for the Benefit of Humanity”, have managed to embarrass themselves with a little ad that appeared in my news feed from…

More Frac'ing Lies from the EPA, Part Deux

Guest post by David Middleton This is the promised sequel to More Frac’ing Lies from the EPA. The EPA’s new report on frac’ing can be downloaded here: Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States (Final Report) Most of this report deals…

More Fracking Lies from the EPA

Guest post by David Middleton The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversed course on Tuesday, saying in a long-awaited report that it doesn’t have enough information to make a broad conclusion about widespread threats to drinking water from hydraulic fracturing. A government report on the safety of fracking released Tuesday deleted a draft assessment’s conclusion that…