Scientists, Please Don’t March

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach-Crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice. Well, the bad news is that a whole bunch of scientists are going to have a march on Washington … on Earth Day. Why is this a bad idea? Three reasons. There’s no clarity on what they are marching for. There’s no clarity…

Climate Sensitivity: A Simple Inverse Model

Guest post by David Middleton Models often get a bad rap among skeptics, largely because climate models have demonstrated an epic failure in predictive skill.  However, models are extremely valuable scientific tools, particularly when used heuristically. Models are learning tools. Generally speaking models fall into two general categories: Forward problems. Inverse problems. Inverse problem From…

The Mark Boslough Affair

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen The Mark Boslough Affair or Who is Misrepresenting Whom? Who is Mark Boslough anyway?   He is a “physicist. He is a member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, an adjunct professor at University of New Mexico.”  And is best known for his “work on airbursts [which] challenged the…