No, the Puffin is not a Bellwether of Climate Change

“There are real red flags — warning signs — right now for these puffins.  They’re the proverbial canary in the coal mines for our oceans.” 

Barbados Plays the Climate Card

In a a years-long negotiation with international bankers to try to restructure the debt in a way more favorable to Barbados, they played the Climate Card.

Numbers –Tricky Tricky Numbers: Part 1

We find ourselves reading articles and essays and journal papers filled with abstractions about abstractions about ordinary phenomena. 

Reuters:  How to Lie with Facts

The sea isn’t rising, the land is sinking.

No, children, the Monarch Butterfly is Not Endangered

Monarchs are officially, even by the overly cautious IUCN, considered to be of Least Concern of being endangered or going extinct. 

String Pollution Crisis

“I am forever being plagued by finding bits of string and twine and yarn in odd places in my home, yard, boat and car. Now, pollution by odd bits of…

Can You Trust the Polls?

With the U.S. mid-term elections coming up in November, we will see a flood of polls intended to influence U.S. voters about candidates and issues over the next four or…

The New York Times Fails to Report….

“Only 34% of voters say they are confident (6% very confident) in mainstream media organizations to accurately and fairly report about news and politics, while 65% are not too confident…

How Climate Propaganda Works

“Habitat loss is the main threat to red panda’s survival. Human expansion into the area, combined with the effects of climate change, has led to the fragmentation and loss of…

Extreme temperatures linked to nearly 1 million deaths

In a new study published today in Nature Medicine, an international team of researchers estimates that almost 900,000 deaths in the years between 2002 and 2015 could be attributable to…

Sea Level Rise Acceleration – An Alternative Hypothesis – Part 2

There is a strong probability that the “accelerations” predicted by Nerem et al in their 2018 Paper (1) are due to the method of calculation and not inherent in the…

The Many-Analysts Approach

“Why do we have so many wildly varying answers  to so many of the important science questions of our day?  Not only varying, but often directly contradictory.”

Reuters Fails Journalism Test  — Again

Opinion by Kip Hansen – 17 June 2022 Reuters is one of the largest news organizations in the world.  It is considered to be a reliable news source and is…

Climate Propaganda Award Winners

Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen – 16 June 2022 The Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) at Columbia University  which supports the  climate propaganda organ, Covering Climate Now (CCNow), has announced its…

2022 Monarch Butterfly Update

“This last March I reported that …the usual annual census of overwintering Monarchs in Mexico had either nor been completed or had not been reported. Finally, the annual report has been…

The Misguided Meat Vortex

“…land no longer needed for meat production could be used towards progressive ends, such as the creation of worker-owned farms, returning land to Indigenous nations and peoples, rewilding, and other…

Getting ready for another destructive Atlantic hurricane season?

“… many of the other ingredients for a destructive hurricane season are related to human-caused climate change. Hotter ocean water and hotter air create perfect conditions for hurricanes to form,…

Just how crazy are these people?

Exclusive: Oil and gas majors are planning scores of vast projects that threaten to shatter the 1.5C climate goal.

The Floating Life – A Tale of the Vortex

“”To test our hypothesis that garbage patches may also be neuston seas, including the NPGP, we conducted a community science survey through the NPGP …”

What is the Full Cost?

The idea of ‘free energy’ available from solar panels or the wind has had to be abandoned – there simply “ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” (h/t Robert…

Sea Level Rise Acceleration – An Alternative Hypothesis

Having analysed the NASA Sea Level readings over the last 4 years it has been concluded that the accelerations derived by Nerem et al. are a consequence of the methodology…

Sea Level: Rise and Fall – Slowing Down to Speed Up

We estimate a quadratic model of climate-driven global mean sea level (GMSL) change based on the satellite altimetry record (1993–2020), including a rigorous assessment of the errors in the quadratic…

Earth Day Protest a Bust

Only the New York Times could use the word “amassed” for a crowd generously described as “several hundred” climate protesters who gathered in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. for an…

Sinking Cities and Sea Level Rise

“Coastal cities around the globe are sinking by up to several centimeters per year, on average, satellite observations reveal. The one-two punch of subsiding land and rising seas means that…