Modern Scientific Controversies Part 6: Follow Up

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Prologue:  This is a follow-up to  a series of five essays that discussed ongoing scientific controversies, a specific type of which are often referred to in the science press and elsewhere as “Wars” – for instance, one essay covered the “Salt Wars1” and another the “Obesity War”.  The purpose of…

Ooops! Australian BoM climate readings may be invalid due to lack of calibration

Dr Jennifer Marohasy writes by email: There is evidence to suggest that the last 20 years of temperature readings taken by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, from hundreds of automatic weather stations spread across Australia, may be invalid. Why?  Because they have not been recorded consistent with calibration. Somewhat desperate to prove me wrong, late yesterday…

So What Happened to Integrity?

Guest essay by John Ridgway My father, when he was alive, used to be a wire rope salesman. In that capacity he would tour the coalmines of the North of England, trying to sell the cables by which colliers would be lowered into their abyss. One day during the early 1980s, when prime minister Margaret…

Hillary Clinton: Threatening Coal Jobs was a Mistake

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to her book “What happened”, Hillary Clinton’s biggest regret was joking about putting coal miners out of business because climate. Hillary Clinton: Here’s the misstep from the campaign I regret the most ELIZA RELMAN SEP 7, 2017, 12:30 AM In her new book “What Happened” — officially out on…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #283

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Hurricane Irma – Resilience Needed: Last week’s TWTW discussed Hurricane Harvey, which ended a lull of almost 12 years without a major hurricane making landfall in the US. A major Hurricane being defined as category 3, or above, on…