We Tried to Publish a Replication of a Science Paper in Science. The Journal Refused.

From Slate Slate accidentally stumbles onto something interesting, important, and probably factual. Our research suggests that the theory that conservatives and liberals respond differently to threats isn’t actually true. By Kevin Arceneaux, Bert N. Bakker, Claire Gothreau, and Gijs Schumacher June 20, 20196:43 PM There are researchers still seeking truth and advancing science.  In this…

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Oregon Democrats Order State Police to Force Republican Senators to Return, to Pass a CO2 Cap and Trade Bill

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A group of Republican senators are refusing to attend a session, denying Democrat senators the quorum required to pass a climate change bill. Oregon Republicans are on the lam to avoid voting on a major climate change bill “Send bachelors and come heavily armed,” one Republican state senator warned police. …

Forcing and Burning in Coal Country.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A 2015 paper by Xiaochun Zhang and Ken Caldeira has come to my attention. Inter alia, the abstract says: For example, the global and time‐integrated radiative forcing from burning a fossil fuel exceeds the heat released upon combustion within 2 months. Over the long lifetime of CO2 in the atmosphere,…

Lumpy science from Ken Caldeira

On Twitter, people will say most anything if it aligns with their beliefs and their cause. In this case, climate scientist Ken Caldeira gets called out over some claims about coal and CO2 by our own Willis Eschenbach. It looks like a clear-cut case of confirmation bias. Willis replies:

Climate Change to Wipe Out 40% of Primates… Riiight

Guest slam-dunk by David Middleton Climate change threatens nearly 40% of the world’s primates, study says By Scottie Andrew and Saeed Ahmed, CNNUpdated 12:58 PM ET, Mon June 17, 2019 (CNN) As cyclones and droughts are expected to grow in frequency and intensity while global temperatures rise, humankind’s closest relatives will become increasingly vulnerable to extinction, scientists…