Pielke and Lomborg accused of “fact mongering”

Reposted from cliscep.com Posted on 10 Jan 19 by Paul Matthews Here’s a remarkable example of the post-truthiness of some elements of contemporary academia. A magazine called Issues in Science and Technology has published an article Fear Mongering & Fact Mongering, by Adam Briggle, a philosopher at a third-rate institution called University of North Texas.…

Limits to Solar and Wind Power in Australia

By Richard D. Patton South Australia (SA) is the smallest state in Australia and its government has made a goal of being a leader in renewable energy production. As a consequence, it has a large amount of installed wind and solar generation. After a series of blackouts in 2016, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)…

Climate change intensifies war of the birds

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 10-Jan-2019 Why great tits kill pied flycatchers in their next boxes University of Groningen IMAGE: This is Jelmer Samplonius with a pied flycatcher.  Credit: Rob Buiter University of Groningen (UG) biologists have discovered that climate change has an effect on the regular clashes between great tits and pied flycatchers during the…

Revkin on Climate – the long view of the big picture

This is well worth a read. Andrew Revkin, who wrote an opinion blog and sometines opinion columns for the New York Times wrote an essay describing his years of reporting on the issue. There are some surprises in it, for example: Journalism’s norms also required considering the full range of views on a complex issue…