More Divestment Lunacy

Guest eye-rolling by David Middleton Op-Ed: Frustrated by the lack of action on climate change and gun violence? Divest By JACQUES LESLIEAUG. 26, 2019 Californians frustrated by Congress’s failure to pass climate and gun control legislation have a potentially potent tool to produce the change they want: divestment. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the California…

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Toba Superuption: Perfect Analogy to the “Climate Crisis”

Guest “never mind” by David Middleton From Real Clear Science… How Did Humans Survive Our Near Extinction?By Ross Pomeroy – RCP Staff Roughly 75,000 years ago, Indonesia exploded. A great supervolcano in Sumatra erupted, spewing an estimated 2,800 cubic kilometers of magma and rock into the air. Ash may have been deposited as far as the Indian Ocean, the…

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Defending Mann’s Hockey Stick because #ExxonKnew

Guest commentary by David Middleton Have you noticed the media’s coverage of Dr. Tim Ball’s court victory? Neither did I. The great news about Dr. Tim Ball’s court victory over Michael Mann appears to have been ignored by everyone except WUWT and the GWPF. I wonder why? I did find this on ARS Technica: Have…

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…

You Might Be a Scientist…

Guest [fill in the blank] by David Middleton Am I really a scientist?BY NESSA CARSON 15 AUGUST 2019 Whether in a lab, an office or on a stage, we are no strangers to wrestling with self-identity Citizen science projects are a high-impact way to engage people with real, scientific research. Anecdotally, untrained participants are not only…

Offshore Oil and Gas Production Leaks Virtually No Methane

Guest zero-point-zero by David Middleton Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expectedJohn Sullivan, Office of Engineering CommunicationsAug. 15, 2019 9:49 a.m. A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, than currently estimated by the British…

“Hidden ‘Jurassic World’ Buried Underneath Australia”

Guest geology/geophysics drive-by by David Middleton H/T to Dr. Willie Soon Cool story, stupid headline… Scientists Found a Hidden ‘Jurassic World’ Buried Underneath AustraliaThe subterranean remains of 100 volcanoes formed some 180 million years ago were detected under a major petroleum hotspot. By Becky FerreiraAug 14 2019 A trove of 100 Jurassic-era volcanoes has been…