EPA’s suspect science

Its practices have defiled scientific integrity, but proposed corrections bring shock and defiance. Guest essay by John Rafuse President Trump’s budget guidance sought to cut $1.6 billion from the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1 billion expectation. Shrieks of looming Armageddon prompted Congress to fund EPA in full until September 2017, when the battle will be joined…

AAAS: “Let’s hold them accountable”

Guest post by David Middleton This morning, I received another email from the American Association for the Advancement of Science… We cannot overstate this: Under the current administration, the future of scientific inquiry and discovery in the U.S. is in serious jeopardy. You can do something important right now to protect our progress and our…

Science Gone Stupid

Guest post by David Middleton This is perhaps the dumbest article I’ve ever read… How to avoid the stigma of a retracted paper? Don’t call it a retraction By Martin Enserink Jun. 7, 2017 , 12:30 PM AMSTERDAM—In 2012 Richard Mann, a mathematician at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, received some very bad…

Estimating Cloud Feedback Using CERES Data

.Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As usual, Dr. Judith Curry’s Week In Review – Science Edition contains interesting studies. I took a look at one entitled “Cloud feedback mechanisms and their representation in global climate models“, by Ceppi et al., hereinafter Ceppi2017. The paper looks at the changes in the radiative effects of clouds. From…