Claim: Climate Science Does Not Have to be Falsifiable

Guest essay by Eric Worrall How do you falsify a climate model? Australian National University Climate scientist Sophie Lewis acknowledges that climate models are not falsifiable – yet claims we should trust them anyway. Climate change has changed the way I think about science. Here’s why Sophie Lewis Research fellow, Australian National University August 10,…

Volcanic Northern Winters

I see there’s a new study, unfortunately paywalled, which starts out by saying: Observations show that all recent large tropical volcanic eruptions (1850-present) were followed by surface winter warming in the first Northern Hemisphere (NH) winter after the eruption. Recent studies show that climate models produce a surface winter warming response in the first winter…

Greening the city — a measurement for a mindful environment

Uh, it’s science, yeah, that’s the ticket SCIENCE! ~ctm From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Jul-2017 University of Bradford Scientists at the University of Bradford have developed the world’s first Tranquillity Rating Prediction Tool (TRAPT), a scientific process for measuring how relaxing urban environments and public spaces are. In a new paper published in the Urban Forestry…

Science Gone Stupid: Public Interest in Biodiversity Edition

Guest post by David Middleton DAILY SCIENCE Is interest in biodiversity declining? by Brandon Keim | Jul 26, 2017 Google Trends, the data-scouring tool that lets people explore historical trends in search terms, is not a perfect window into cultural consciousness. Data is too cloudy for that. It is, however, an useful spotlight, good for glimpsing patterns and…

Predatory Journals Hit By ‘Star Wars’ Sting

From the “may the Farce be with you” department and the Neuroskeptic Blog @ Discover By Neuroskeptic | July 22, 2017 4:57 am A number of so-called scientific journals have accepted a Star Wars-themed spoof paper. The manuscript is an absurd mess of factual errors, plagiarism and movie quotes. I know because I wrote it. Inspired…

Autopsy Of An Excuse

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See Update At End] Well, Dr. James Hansen, the man who invented the global warming scam and our favorite failed serial doomcaster, recently addressed the cratering of a 30-year prediction he made in 1988. Back then, he said the globe would warm up by one full degree by 2018 under the…