The Media is Now Opinion-Checking

Today, university campuses are the locus of a new, and sadly misguided movement, the Anti-Free Speech Movement.  Some refer to it as “Cancel Culture”, which is ill-defined, but in essence,…

NY Times Fakes a Climate Change Debate

In an exhibition of astounding audacity, the New York Times’ Editor of the Climate Desk, Hannah Fairfield, stages what is billed as a “debate” about moving forward with solutions to…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Fact-checking the NY Times’ “Lies”

News Review by Kip Hansen – 4 March 2020   The NY Times has been at it again – this time printing bald-faced inaccuracies (some might call it lying….). Hiroko…

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…

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…

SEA LEVEL: Rise and Fall – Part 5: Bending the Trend

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen — 9 February 2020 USA Today shouts: “Rise in sea levels is accelerating along U.S. coasts, report warns”.   Many other media outlets have repeated the…

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? …

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…

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…

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…

Jakarta is not an Exemplar of Sea Level Rise

Brief Note by Kip Hansen — 26 January 2020   Ted Nordhaus has an excellent article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Ignore the Fake Climate Debate”. [  It may…

Secret Science Under Attack — Part 2

Opinion by Kip Hansen — 24 January 2020 In Part 1 of this two-part series, I detailed how there has been a growing furor over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s…

Secret Science Under Attack — Part 1

By Kip Hansen — 22 January 2020   On the 11th of November 2019, the NY Times published an article by journalist Lisa Friedman in the Climate Section titled: ”E.P.A.…

The Meat Wars: JAMA Stirs the Pot

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen — 20 January 2020   Rita Rubin, Senior Writer, JAMA Medical News & Perspectives,  has stirred the pot on the controversy surrounding a series of…

2019 Indian Monsoon — Blessing or Curse?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen — 17 January 2020   In India, the monsoons that bring the rains are not just weather or climate phenomena — they are  mystical and…

Merchants of Thirst

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen — 14 January 2020 Water tankers ply the city streets bringing essential supplies of fresh potable water to thirsty neighborhoods. “For city authorities that are…

GMSL Data Correction

Brief Note by Kip Hansen — 10 January 2020   Those who follow the GMSL data from NOAA may have noticed an oddity in the data from December 2019.   The…

How Wrong Can One Article Be?

Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen   Is it possible for a single newspaper article to be greater-than 100% wrong?  I think that it is certainly possible that Henry Fountain, of…

Insectageddon? Maybe not . . .

  Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Reading widely across the literature of many scientific fields broadens one’s view of the rate of scientific progress — both our increased knowledge…