UPDATE: WUWT Camp Fire Relief Fund

Guest Plea by Kip Hansen   UPDATE:   We are ½ way to [surpassed]  our original $10,000  goal.  Readers are being exceptionally generous.  Please, help us roll this campaign up the hill.  We are helping people who have lost everything. Anthony is alive and well and helping where he can — he has temporarily passed the…

Advertisements

WUWT CampFire Relief Fund

  Guest Plea by Kip Hansen   There is now a Friends of WUWT CampFire Relief fund, receiving donations through the 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization, the Family-to-Family Project, Inc. There are lots of people needing help as a result of the Camp Fire.  Lots of relief is headed that that.  We can make sure that…

UAH Arctic Temperature Profile

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Last week Dr. Roy Spencer treated us to the latest UAH Global Temperature Update.  Overall, the ”global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for October, 2018 was +0.22 deg. C, up a little from +0.14 deg. C in September”. Dr. Spencer was kind enough to include in his post,…

Please Vote Today

Brief Plea by Kip Hansen ”It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” — Winston Churchill, on the floor of Parliament in November 1947. “The system won’t work if you don’t vote”. — Jim Hanson “Those who do…

Scientific Apophenia

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Science, as a whole, advances or fails to advance in large part in a direct relationship to the presence or absence of bias in its research efforts.  There are many types of bias, and these have been discussed in the pages of various Climate Science blogs and publications over…

Audubon Claims Nearly All US Bird Species Are @ Risk

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   If you thought it was only IPCC-itis and associated climate cognitive disorders that resulted in wildly improbable, downright nut-case spreading of alarming-but-false doom-is-upon-us stories, you have not signed up for the enlightening email updates from the National Audubon Society.    Their latest offering, arriving in my inbox this week runs…

Headless Chicken Monster Invades Antarctic

News Brief by Kip Hansen   Just in time for Halloween, the New York Times (and at least a dozen other news outlets) carried the story: ‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Spotted in the Deep Sea The news comes to us courtesy of the Australian Antarctic Division who captured images of the “headless chicken” using cameras deployed…

Barley, Beer and BS

  News Analysis by Kip Hansen Oops, can I say that here?  BS?  Oh, pretend it means “Barley Science.” It does, sort of, especially in this instance.  You see, it isn’t really science.  It is an even worse word than “BS” — it’s the “P-word”.    Luckily, I am not shy about using the P-word —…

The Problem with Puffins

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Catastrophe looms for the problematic puffin.  The likeable comically shaped and  cartoonishly colored birds that are the emblematic symbol of Iceland and are the official bird symbol for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, are definitely doomed if something isn’t done.  Or so we’ve been told. Headlines scream:…

Daily Averages? Not So Fast…

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen (with graphic data supplied by William Ward)   One of the advantages of publishing essays here at WUWT is that one’s essays get read by an enormous number of people — many of them professionals in science and engineering. In the comment section of my most recent essay concerning GAST…