The Ultimate Irony: Camille Parmesan argues “Texas textbooks need to get the facts straight” on global warming

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University In a recent Commentary posted to the Statesman.com here, Camille Parmesan and the AAAS want to force feed global warming to school children and are pressuring school districts not to adopt any science text books suggesting the causes of climate…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #311

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Adjusting Data: SEPP Chairman emeritus Fred Singer has an essay in The Hill, a newspaper targeted for Capitol Hill, namely the US legislature. In the essay, Singer recognizes the importance of adjusting data. But, there is…

More depressed scientists

From the “weepy Bill McKibben” department. Climate alarmists were out rattling their doomsday sandwich boards again, repeating their absurd claim that a few degrees of warming, even if it occurs, may wipe out the human race. According to the Washington Post; What it’s like when your job is to predict the end of humanity As…

The Climate Wars’ Damage to Science

They are behaving like sixteenth-century priests who do not think the Bible should be translated into English.  Guest essay by Matt Ridley  (Note: due to the length of this essay, I am only including paragraph excerpts here. See the link at the end for the full essay. – Anthony) The great thing about science is…

Improving Climate Literacy: 'Temperature Homogenization Activity'

Guest essay by Jim Steele In 2012 the National Academies of Science published A Framework For K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Although the framework often characterizes climate change as a negative and disruptive phenomenon, the framework clearly states students need to understand all the factors causing climate change writing, “Natural factors…

Hotwhopper's Miriam O'Brien – Hoisted by Her Own Petard!

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes and Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism The blog Hotwhopper, operated by Miriam O’Brien, of Mount Beauty, Victoria, Australia, is the most non-scientific yet the rudest of all websites discussing climate change. Although Carl Sagan’s…