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Unscientific Americans

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Our betters at the so-called “Scientific” American magazine have decided to lecture us unscientific Americans on what is real science. The occasion was a retweet by Representative Lamar Smith of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee of a link to an article entitled “Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate…

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The Ninth First Climate Refugees

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [see update] Well, the claims of the “first climate refugees” are coming up again. I think we’re up to the ninth first climate refugees, it’s hard to keep track. In any case, I came across this: International leaders gathering in Paris to address global warming face increasing pressure to tackle…

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The UN Poll Redux

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A while back I discussed the UN Global Poll regarding what people around the world think is important to them. At that point there were about six million respondents. The people taking the poll are asked to choose (just choose, but not rank) the six issues that matter most to them…

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What’s That Musky Smell?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, the man who has made billions with a “b” by sponging off of your taxpayer dollars, the man you can always find face-down at the government trough, is at it again. Elon Musk now says that his whiz-bang glass solar roofing shingles will be, get this, cheaper than a “normal”…

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Gore Offers To Work With Trump On Climate

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Man, there is just no end to Gore’s hubris. From his website, which I’ll pass on linking to for obvious reasons … Last night President-elect Trump said he wanted to be a president for all Americans. In that spirit, I hope that he will work with the overwhelming majority of us…

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An election analysis you won’t see in the MSM

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach. [See Update at end] First, I heard three of the best, most moving, heartfelt, and real speeches of the election yesterday and today, from Trump, Clinton, and Obama. My congratulations to all three of them for a statesman-like response to the outcome. Next, when I was a kid, the Democrats…

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Sharpening a Cyclical Shovel

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There are a number of lovely folks in this world who know how to use a shovel, but who have never sharpened a shovel. I’m not one of them. I like to keep my tools sharp and to understand their oddities. So I periodically think up and run new tests…