Fact-checking the NY Times’ Fact-checking

Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen   The NY Times is obsessed with the President — it cannot report anything without taking a pot shot at him. In this case, NY Times Climate journalist, Kendra “Gloom is My Beat” Pierre-Louis, wades into the roiling waters of Climate Change and Politics, apparently far over her head. The…

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Earth Devouring Its Own Oceans!!! Film at 11.

Guest oy vey by David Middleton First we learn that climate change is dissolving the seafloor and now we find out that Earth is devouring its own oceans (like it could be devouring some other planet’s oceans)… And it’s three times as bad as “previously thought” (is it ever three times better than previously thought?).…

Barley, Beer and BS

  News Analysis by Kip Hansen Oops, can I say that here?  BS?  Oh, pretend it means “Barley Science.” It does, sort of, especially in this instance.  You see, it isn’t really science.  It is an even worse word than “BS” — it’s the “P-word”.    Luckily, I am not shy about using the P-word —…

The Problem with Puffins

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Catastrophe looms for the problematic puffin.  The likeable comically shaped and  cartoonishly colored birds that are the emblematic symbol of Iceland and are the official bird symbol for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, are definitely doomed if something isn’t done.  Or so we’ve been told. Headlines scream:…

WaPo’s Non-Shocking, Non-Discovery

Trump Auto Rule: Washington Post’s Non-Shocking Non-Discovery Guest essay by Marlo Lewis, Jr., CEI Today in the Washington Post, Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis, and Chris Mooney bash the Trump Administration’s SAFE Vehicles Rule, a proposal to freeze new motor vehicle fuel economy standards at the 2020 levels through 2026. Eilperin, Dennis, and Mooney (EDM) claim, or rather insinuate through…

A Geological Feud Over the Meghalayan? Or Just More Rubbish Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science of America?

Alternate Title: Yes, We Have No Anthropocene, We Have No Anthropocene Today! (Sung to the tune of Yes, We Have No Bananas) Guest commentary by David Middleton SCIENCE Geologists Are Feuding About the Collapse of Civilization The year’s most acrimonious scientific fight is a mega-drama over a mega-drought. ROBINSON MEYER SEP 20, 2018 This summer,…