Hockeystick Redux Chapter Fortyleven

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See update at the end] Since publishing my last two posts here and here on the Church and White (“C&W”) 2011 sea level dataset, some folks have queried why I didn’t use the Church and White 2013 dataset instead. The answer is simple. It’s because of the hockeystick. What hockeystick, you…

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Elon Musk’s Big Oil Conspiracy Theory

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Elon Musk has launched a twitter tirade in which he appears to accuse reporters of lying about Tesla, to attract advertising from other car makers and fossil fuel producers (last tweet in the quote below). Elon Musk complains of ‘holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies’ in tirade Tesla CEO Elon…

“Was industrialisation worth it?” – California Climate Lawsuit

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Californian local governments trying to sue Chevron, Exxon and other oil majors are facing some entertainingly direct questions from Judge Alsup, as he tries to determine why the plaintiffs think oil companies owe them compensation. Climate Change Judge’s Homework: Was Industrialization Worth It? By Kartikay Mehrotra 25 May 2018, 08:12…

Climatic Distortions Due to Diminutive Denominators

Guest essay by Thomas P. Sheahen We all learned in elementary school that “you can’t divide by zero.”  But what happens when you divide by a number very close to zero, a small fraction?  The quotient shoots way up to a very large value. Pick any number.  If you divide 27 by 1, you get 27. …