Science Gone Stupid: Human Extinction Edition

Guest post by David Middleton Wonkblog Analysis We have a pretty good idea of when humans will go extinct By Christopher Ingraham October 6 “The probability of global catastrophe is very high,” the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned in setting the Doomsday Clock 2.5 minutes before midnight earlier this year. On nuclear weapons and climate change, “humanity’s…

Great Barrier Reef: 2016 Coral Cover Loss and Local Sea Level Fall

Guest post by David Middleton   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Climate change is internationally-recognised as one of the biggest threats to coral reefs around the world, including the Great Barrier Reef. For the last three years, coral bleaching, due to ocean warming associated with climate change, has impacted coral reefs worldwide. Mass coral bleaching events occur during…

From “The Stupid, It Burns” Department: “Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker”

Guest rant by David Middleton Climate change is a central issue at this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with multiple high-level meetings on the issue happening amid several devastating natural disasters. Hurricane Irma recently swept through the Caribbean and into Florida, only to be quickly followed by Hurricane Maria. “Climate change casts a long shadow over the development efforts…

Gavin’s Twitter Trick

Last week, Larry Kummer posted a very thoughtful article here on WUWT: A climate science milestone: a successful 10-year forecast! At first glance, this did look like “a successful 10-year forecast: The observations track closer to the model ensemble mean (P50) than most other models and the 2016 El Niño spikes at least a little bit…