This Week’s Disasters, Climate Change and the Pandemic

Guest News Brief by Kip Hansen  —  24 May 2020   The New York Times has an amusing feature called the Climate Section.  It has a neat newsletter (called ClimateFwd: ) that it will send you by email headlining its latest efforts to push the Climate Change narrative set by the editors of the NY…

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Michigan Dam Failures and Climate Change

Guest News Brief by Kip Hansen  —  23 May 2020   In keeping with the NY Times’ Editorial Narrative on climate change (“every story is a climate story”), Henry Fountain writes this piece:  ‘Expect More’: Climate Change Raises Risk of Dam Failures.     It carries the sub-title “Engineers say most dams in the United States, designed…

The Covid Lockdown and U.S. Stock Markets

Guest News Brief by Kip Hansen  —  18 May 2020 There has been a lot of talk in the press and from talking heads that the Covid lockdown has crashed stock markets and caused loses of trillions of dollars. It is true that stock markets took an initial heavy hit – but all things in…

The Covid Lockdown and CO2

Guest News Brief by Kip Hansen  —  18 May 2020   There has been a lot of talk in the press and from talking heads claiming that the Covid lockdown has “reduced emissions” (power plants cutting back on power generations, factories closed, populations ordered to stay home, most airplanes grounded) and talk encouraging that government…

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…