Soi Cowboy, a red light district in Bangkok.

Claim: Bangkok Brothels Causing the Thai Capital to Sink

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Illegal pumping of raw groundwater for soapy massages blamed for subsidence. SINKING FEELING Bangkok could be partly submerged by 2030 because ‘soapy massage’ brothels are stealing groundwater causing the city to SINK Thai cops have raided several ‘mega-brothels’ in the low-lying city which they believe are illegally siphoning groundwater By…

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Claim: global warming causes shrinking beetles

From the UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA and the “honey it shrunk the bugs” department, where correlation must be causation. Really, what else could it be but global warming? This reminds me of some other studies claiming some animal changed or vanished or was maligned by the dreaded warming, only to find out later, oh, never mind……

Greenland Getting Colder: But Please Keep Believing in Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Fifteen years of satellite measurements have unexpectedly shown that parts of Greenland are getting colder. But the scientists who produced these results urge people to believe that this cooling trend is a blip, because climate models say Greenland should be warming. Greenland’s recent temperature drop does not disprove global warming…

Recycled science: Reflective surfaces alleviate heatwaves

From ETH ZURICH and the “obvious science” department comes this study that is little more than a recycle of what is already understood about crops and “shininess”, back in 2009 – reflective surfaces absorb less heat during the daytime. Just wait till the greens deal with GMO engineered “reflective corn”, they’ll have a head-exploding dilemma. Climate…

Former Petroleum Geologist and Retired Astronaut Dr. James Reilly Nominated to Direct U.S. Geological Survey

Guest celebrating by David Middleton Dr. Reilly and I were co-workers at Enserch Exploration in the 1980’s and early 1990’s…   Retired astronaut picked to lead U.S. Geological Survey By Paul VoosenJan. 26, 2018 President Donald Trump plans to nominate James Reilly, a former NASA astronaut and exploration geologist, to lead the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the…

What are, in fact, the grounds for concern about global warming?

By Javier This is an answer to the Geological Society of London position statement on “Climate Change: evidence from the geological record,” published in November 2010, and the addendum published in December 2013. They can be found at: https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/climaterecord This article was first written as a long comment contributing to a discussion over the Geological…

Trump administration yanks funding for "Climate-Related Fellowships"

From the AGU, tales of woe. Prestigious Climate-Related Fellowships Rescinded Reduced program is one of several that usually support climate science postdoctoral research but have eliminated or suspended funding opportunities. Last March, Katie Travis, who was finishing a Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry at Harvard University, got what seemed like a major boost for her budding…