Modern Ancient Temperatures

OK, no need to torture me, I confess it—I’m a data junkie. And when I see a new (to me at least) high-resolution dataset, my knees get weak. Case in point? The temperature dataset of the Colle Gnifetti ice core. It has a two-year resolution thanks to some new techniques. Better, it stretches clear back…

Squeezing The Sponge

Over in the Tweetosphere, where I’m @WEschenbach, I read that we’re in for rainy times: The atmosphere cools and shrinks when the Sun gets sleepy. Rain is wrung out of it like a sponge. We have been entering a solar grand minimum since 2008. The bottom of it will be around 2035. There are two…

Attention, Citizens! The #COVID19 Emergency Is Over!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Around the world, both state and local governments looked at wildly exaggerated computer model projections of millions of virus deaths, declared a “State Of Emergency”, and foolishly pulled the wheels off of their own economies. This has caused pain, suffering, and loss that far exceeds anything that the virus might…

#COVID19 Through A Glass, Weekly

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A couple of days ago, I got to looking at the daily record of US deaths from the coronavirus. It’s shown in Figure 1 below: Figure 1. US daily deaths. Created on May 5, but shows May 4th data. So … have the US deaths peaked, and if so when?…

Of Tests and Confirmed Cases

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been saying for some time now that the number of confirmed cases is a very poor way to measure the spread of the coronavirus infection. This, I’ve said, is because the number of new cases you’ll find depends on how much testing is being done. I’ve claimed that if…

What’s Causing Job Loss

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve read claims on the web that the job losses in the US were due to the virus itself, and to the fear of the virus making people cut back on activities. The claims are that the job loss is more from that, and not so much a result of…

Of Quinine And Chloroquine

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach After all the people saying we shouldn’t take chloroquine because of the side effects, let me take the opportunity to say some words about that curious drug. I moved to the Solomon Islands, north of Australia near the Equator, in 1984. I ended up living and working there for nine…

Flattening The Curve

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been following the many changes in the IHME coronavirus model used by our very own most incompetent Dr. Fauci. (In passing, let me note that he’s been wrong about most everything from the start—from first saying it was not a problem, to predicting 200,000 deaths in the US (based…

The Italian Connection

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [Note updates at the end] Since the earliest days of the current pandemic, Italy has been the scary member of the family that you absolutely don’t want to emulate, the one cousin that gets into really bad trouble. The Italians have the highest rate of deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus,…