Listen to the Trees!

Guest post by Jim Steele What’s Natural? Published in Pacifica. Tribune August 20,2019 This summer I taught a class on the Natural History of the Sierra Nevada for San Francisco State University’s Sierra Nevada Field Campus. The first day we taught students how to identify the trees. Once students know their trees, they can easily…

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Brazilian President Accuses Green NGOs of Setting Fire to the Amazon Rainforest

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Bolsonaro has accused green NGOs of deliberately setting fire to the Amazon Rainforest, in retaliation for having their funding slashed. Igniting global outrage, Brazil’s Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires AUGUST 21, 2019 / 10:04 PMAnthony Boadle, Gabriel Stargardte BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro…

Re-evaluating the manufacture of the climate consensus

From Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on August 21, 2019 by curryja | by Judith Curry A new book by Oppenheimer, Oreskes et al. entitled ‘Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy‘ makes a case against consensus seeking in climate science assessments. I have long railed against the consensus-seeking process used…

The Greenland Purchase

Guest ROTFLMFAO by David Middleton I promise not to do this to Greenland! pic.twitter.com/03DdyVU6HA — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019 No Joke: Trump Really Does Want To Buy Greenland August 19, 2019 President Trump on Sunday confirmed that his administration has discussed buying Greenland from Denmark, comparing the idea to “a large real…