NY Times’ Friedman Misrepresents EPA’s Transparency Rule — Again

New Brief by Kip Hansen – 6 March 2020   The NY Times’ Lisa Friedman continues to misrepresent the EPA’s proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule, making the same unsubstantiated and false claims she made last November.  Her new attack was prompted by the EPA’s issuance of a “ Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking”…

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Waiting for Thwaites

News Review by Kip Hansen – 16 February 2020   Several media pieces have followed up on a study about the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica.  Even the (in)famous climatologist who shares my last name pulled out this story for the press in Australia.  Newsweek ran with it as part of a catastrophe article: These Five…

GMSL Data Correction: Follow-up

Brief Note by Kip Hansen — 12 February 2020   One month ago I posted a Brief Note here about a correction to the GMSL data and graphics at NOAA’s Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry (LSA).   The problem at that time concerned the data files and their associated graphics, often used here at WUWT and elsewhere…

Big Trouble with Spiders

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen — 6 February 2020 How deeply have you considered the social life of spiders?  Are they social animals or solitary animals?  Do they work together?  Do they form social networks?  Does their behavior change as in  “adaptive evolution of individual differences in behavior”? In yet another blow to the sanctity…

Killing Birds

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen — 4 February 2020 The driver of the car pictured in the image here has committed a Federal Crime — a misdemeanor under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA) punishable by a fine of up to US$15,000 or imprisonment of not more than six months.  His crime?  He…

Secret Science Under Attack — Part 3

Opinion by Kip Hansen — 2 February 2020   The attacks continue in the Journals of Science against the EPA’s proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule — commonly referred to as the Secret Science rule. [WARNING:  This is a long Opinion Piece — only those particularly interested in this policy issue should invest the…

Atlantic City: I’ll meet you tonite…..

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen — 30 January 2020   “Atlantic City” is a song recorded by Bruce Springsteen, on his 1982 solo album Nebraska.  My personal favorite version was recorded by The Band featuring Levon Helm on vocals and Garth Hudson, a personal acquaintance, on accordion.  [ catch the YouTube here ].   The featured…