Morally Irresponsible Science

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Long ago and far away — that is, in August of last year and in the scientific field called Demography — a great controversy arose and sparked calls for a retraction and accusations of a scholarly paper falling “outside the bounds of scholarly decorum” and labeling its findings as…

Scott Pruitt

Green Heads Exploding: Scott Pruitt Suggests Global Warming Could be Beneficial

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Trump’s EPA Director Scott Pruitt has upset greens by suggesting that since humans have historically flourished during warm periods, global warming might be beneficial. Pruitt suggests warming can help humans Scott Waldman and Niina Heikkinen, E&E News reporters Published: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt questioned…

Remember when global warming was going to increase Malaria? Never mind…

Remember these claims? Climate change could see ‘significant’ rise in malaria deaths, study finds Mosquito-borne Diseases on the Uptick—Thanks to Global Warming Climate change increasing malaria risk, research reveals From Our World in Data, over the past 15 years, malaria deaths have almost halved. (h/t to Bjorn Lomborg) In the visualisations below we provide estimates…