Role of Journals and their Editors in Preserving False Research Findings

The business model of many journals promotes incentives for the author and publisher to work against sound science and interest of the public. Our position is that it is time…

Roaring And Screaming

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Among blue-water sailors like myself, the area of the ocean from 40° South to 50° South is called the “Roaring Forties” because of the strength…

Proxy Rates of Sea Level Rise

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach My Twitter friend Wei Zhang @WeiZhangAtmos pointed me to an open-access study in Nature magazine entitled “Timing of emergence of modern rates of sea-level rise…

The Decline Effect – Part 2:  How Does This Happen?

What exactly is the decline effect?  Is it the fact that certain scientifically discovered effects decline over time the more they are studied and researched? Almost, but not really. 

The Decline Effect – Part 1:  Ocean Acidification

When all papers authored or coauthored by at least one of the lead investigators of those early studies were removed from the dataset (n = 41 studies, 45%), the decline…

Sad, @wapo Does Anything for a Headline – ‘Climate change is altering the smell of snow’

We’ve seen all sorts of media claims about climate change. Some are doomsday scenarios, others claim your favorite holiday food will be threatened, while others try to link nearly every weather event to…

Lockdown measures linked to an increase in drinking at home

Lockdown measures throughout 2020 have been linked to people in Scotland and England drinking more at home, according to new research.

A Linear Digression

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [SEE UPDATE AT END] In my most recent post, called “Where Is The Top Of The Atmosphere“, I used what is called “Ordinary Least Squares”…

A Meander Through Sun And Wind

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I stumbled across an interesting journal study the other day entitled “Solar forcing of the semi‐annual variation of length‐of‐day” It makes the following chain of…

Artificial Intelligence Implies Artificial Stupidity

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Over at “SkepticalScience”, which is neither skeptical nor scientific, they’re hyping a new “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) tool developed by John Cook et al. to identify…

$40 Million Government Scientist Referred to Queensland Corruption Commission

A top Australian government funded cancer researcher has been referred to Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission over alleged scientific fraud.

Science Publisher Retracts 44 Papers for Being Utter Nonsense

The publisher Springer Nature was forced to retract over 40 papers from its Arabian Journal of Geosciences after realizing they were nothing more than garbled jargon. This is just the…

EM-DAT Disaster Database Creating Data Disasters

These UN reports themselves are “Data Disasters” – in that the data upon which they are based is so flawed that it is not fit for purpose. The flaw is,…

Dubious climate science about the Texas cold disaster

The bottom line is that Cohen et al. are going to have to be lot more convincing before I believe that a single month’s snowfall in Siberia drives the weather…

Another Round Of Anti-Science From The IPCC

They took “hide the decline” to extremes that had never been contemplated by prior practitioners of this dark art. Rather than hiding the decline in the final product, they did…

Serious Error of Physics in Recent GRL paper Loeb et al on Earth’s ‘unprecedented heat retention’

Submitted to Geophysical Research Letters, 6/21/21.  Published here at the request of the author. Howard C. Hayden1 1Prof. Emeritus of Physics, UConn, now in Pueblo West, Colorado (corkhayden@comcast.net) 1.         Introduction…

The Forest Prime-Evil

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study out claiming that tropical forests are losing their ability to sequester carbon dioxide. Bad forest, no cookies for you! The study…

Heat related deaths since 1991 propaganda study just alarmist climate science incompetence

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The climate alarmist cabal is all atwitter about a fabricated “study” that makes propaganda claims that “climate change” is responsible for 37% of global heat deaths since 1991 as…

A New Kind of Denialism

“The Climate Central study, on which the Times Union editorial is partially based, despite what must have been hundreds of hours of careful calculations and computer modelling time, arrives at…

The Radiation Fight

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach OK, folks, for everyone who wanted to put forth your favorite theory about how downwelling radiation from the atmosphere is a fantasy, or how a…

Climate Change Alarmism as a Class War

. Pseudoscientific episodes have all the characteristics of class war, as a conflict between those deluded by groupthink, dogma or ‘consensus’ and those who think for themselves. And wars are…

Something Smells Fishy: Allegations of Fraud in Ocean Acidification Research

While on tour in Australia in 2010, my friend, David Archibald said to me “Ocean Acidification is the last refuge of the climate scoundrels”. It appears he may be right.…

Lessons In Woke “Science”: Covid-19 And Climate

In woke “science” there is no falsifiable hypothesis. In place of that, we have the official orthodox consensus view. The official orthodox consensus view has been arrived at by all…

The Latest Subsidisaster Paper

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study out in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences that’s being hyped by phys dot org under the headline Fossil…