The March Against Science

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, I wrote about this crazy March For Science idea two months ago, but the story just gets better. Far and away the most insightful comment I’ve read on this goofy idea of marching was from a climate scientist I respect, Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., who said: The smartest people…

Killer Cold

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I found an interesting article on weather-related deaths. Deaths Attributed to Heat, Cold, and Other Weather Events in the United States, 2006–2010 Abstract Objectives—This report examines heat-related mortality, cold-related mortality, and other weather-related mortality during 2006–2010 among subgroups of U.S. residents. Methods—Weather-related death rates for demographic and area-based subgroups  were computed using death…

The Shame of Chinese Coal

I note much discussion around a recent WUWT post entitled “China: USA is “Selfish” for Wanting to Burn Coal“. It featured the Chinese telling us that we are “selfish” to burn coal and that we should reduce our coal use, because carbon. Now, in the way of conflicts of interests, I should disclose that I…

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Sux

Guest Post By Willis Eschenbach Bizarrely, and unlike almost every other industrialized country, the US has fuel efficiency standards for cars. Each corporation (Ford, Chevy, etc.) has to meet certain fuel economy standards called the CAFE standards. Let me start by saying that I think that this is governmental over-reach. In virtually every other part…

Bill Nye Loses The Plot

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Bill Nye the not-really-Science Guy was on Tucker Carlson tonight. Tucker tried time after time to get Nye to say how much of the change was due to humans … and time after time, Nye refused to say what his opinion was. So Tucker got him to agree that the…

A Reverse Greenhouse Effect

Guest Post By Willis Eschenbach [See two Updates at the end] Here’s an oddity. Some very clever folks have invented a plastic film that cools surfaces by as much as 10°C. From Science magazine: Cheap plastic film cools whatever it touches up to 10°C By Robert F. Service Feb. 9, 2017 , 2:00 PM If heat…

Scientists, Please Don’t March

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach-Crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice. Well, the bad news is that a whole bunch of scientists are going to have a march on Washington … on Earth Day. Why is this a bad idea? Three reasons. There’s no clarity on what they are marching for. There’s no clarity…