Observations on the National Academy Report on Sexual Abuse in STEM Departments

by Pat Frank A few days ago, Charles TM posted an essay about the recent National Academy Report, “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,” [1] which can be found at WUWT here. Apparently, the NAS Report is so outspoken about widespread abuse of women in academic science,…

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MONTEZUMA’S REVENGE

By Michael Kile God or Satan used to be the default cause for all that is bad or inexplicable. Today we blame “climate change”. Thousands of earnest researchers now gain their daily carbon (dioxide) credits by scaring the pants or pantaloons off the rest of us. Generously funded by governments, they compete for the title…

Sunspots: Labitzke Meets Bonferroni

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In a previous thread here on WUWT, a commenter said that the sunspot-related variations in solar output were shown by Labitzke et al. to affect the stratospheric temperature over the North Pole, viz: Karin Labitzke cracked that nut. She was the first one to find a correlation between not one…

Hansen’s 1988 Predictions Redux

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Over in the Tweeterverse, someone sent me the link to the revered climate scientist James Hansen’s 1988 Senate testimony and told me “Here’s what we were told 30 years ago by NASA scientist James Hansen. It has proven accurate.” I thought … huh? Can that be right? Here is a…

The Dryer Gets Wetter

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See Update At The End] I keep reading that one of the things that we are already seeing (or that is predicted) is that the wet areas of the planet are getting wetter and the dry areas are getting drier, viz: Expect the Wet to Get Wetter, and the Dry,…

The Sky is Falling!

From The Heartland Institute November 29, 2018 By Greg E. Walcher A new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) claims humans have killed more than half the all the wildlife in the world since 1970. A new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) claims humans have killed more than half the all the…

Claim: Particle Physics is Stagnating Because of Groupthink

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder, impaired methodology and groupthink is retarding the discovery of new physics. The present phase of stagnation in the foundations of physics is not normal Nothing is moving in the foundations of physics. One experiment after the other is returning null results: No new particles,…

The Froth of the Fourth

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that the Fourth US National Climate Assessment has just been published. It’s here, and it should be required reading for those masochists who like overblown claims, flimsy justifications, and ridiculous pretensions. The fun thing about each of the Climate Assessments is that after an initial flurry of media…

Exaggerated Risk and Urgency Redux

Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen   As if the latest IPCC 1.5 °-limit report wasn’t alarmist enough,  a mob of 23 authors, including a couple of the usual suspects, double down on it with  a Review Article in Nature Climate Change titled “Broad threat to humanity from cumulative climate hazards intensified by greenhouse gas emissions.”…