Inside The Sausage Factory

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an old saying that “Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see either one being made” … and I fear the same is true for far too much of what passes for climate “science” these days. However, ignoring such wise advice, I’ve taken another look under the hood…

Visibility and Invisibility

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I thought I’d take a more detailed look at the claims of the recent paper entitled “Discrepancies in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians.”. The paper is discussed here on WUWT. I’m number 148 out of 386 on their list of contrarians, based on how…

The Charney Report Revisited

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [see update at the end] Over on Twitter, Michael Tobis made the claim that the 1979 Charney report entitled “Carbon Dioxide and Climate: A Scientific Assessment”  was a “triumph of 20th century meteorological science”, in part for predicting “surface warming tending to be concentrated in polar regions”.  This got me…

First They Came For Climate Sceptics

From The GWPF Date: 07/13/19 National Review Gender dissenter gets fired for his academic views Dr. Allan Josephson discusses academic freedom, child welfare, gender ideology, and the price he has paid for his principles. Allan M. Josephson is a distinguished psychiatrist who, since 2003, has transformed the division of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology…

Climate science’s ‘masking bias’ problem

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on June 21, 2019 by curryja | by Judith Curry How valid conclusions often lay hidden within research reports, masked by plausible but unjustified conclusions reached in those reports.  And how the IPCC institutionalizes such masking errors in climate science. In the previous post, we discussed the…

We Tried to Publish a Replication of a Science Paper in Science. The Journal Refused.

From Slate Slate accidentally stumbles onto something interesting, important, and probably factual. Our research suggests that the theory that conservatives and liberals respond differently to threats isn’t actually true. By Kevin Arceneaux, Bert N. Bakker, Claire Gothreau, and Gijs Schumacher June 20, 20196:43 PM There are researchers still seeking truth and advancing science.  In this…

Lumpy science from Ken Caldeira

On Twitter, people will say most anything if it aligns with their beliefs and their cause. In this case, climate scientist Ken Caldeira gets called out over some claims about coal and CO2 by our own Willis Eschenbach. It looks like a clear-cut case of confirmation bias. Willis replies:

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…