Counting Your Penguin Chicks Before They Hatch

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, the BBC, which as I understand it is an acronym for “Blindly Broadcasting Cra- ziness”, gives us its now-standard tabloid style headline, that Climate change…

CAGW bias in academia; Lesfrud and Meyer 2013 revisited.

 Guest essay by Andy West Posts at WUWT have often featured scientific papers that are clearly impacted by a cultural bias towards CAGW. Given the impressive reach of WUWT and…

Sunny Spots Along the Parana River

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In a comment on a recent post, I was pointed to a study making the following surprising claim: Here, we analyze the stream flow of…

How Scientists Study Cycles

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach We have the ill-fated stillborn Copernicus Special Edition as an example of how those authors went about analyzing the possible effects of astronomical cycles. Let me…

Riding A Mathemagical Solarcycle

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Among the papers in the Copernicus Special Issue of Pattern Recognition in Physics we find a paper from R. J. Salvador in which he says…

Sunspots and Sea Level

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I came across a curious graph and claim today in a peer-reviewed scientific paper. Here’s the graph relating sunspots and the change in sea level:…

How the American Meteorological Society Justified Publishing Half Truths

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism Background: In 2000,…

The White House gets into the 'polar vortex' climate change blame business

Watch John Holdren struggle to explain  the “waviness” of the circumpolar vortex aka the ‘polar vortex’ in today’s news cycle. Also, he says: “If you’ve been hearing that extreme cold…

Another Conservation Success Story Hijacked by Climate Alarmists

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism Recently advocates of…

The Antarctic 'research' fiasco – 'would you, could you, in a boat'?

This will be a top “sticky” post for awhile since interest is high – new stories will appear below this one – Anthony UPDATE: Josh channels the boat people UPDATE2: Another…

Climate craziness of the week: Yes, we have no bananas, thanks to climate change

[At least there will be less radiation spread around. -Anthony] Going Bananas: Another Climate Change Hustle Guest essay by Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels We hear that…

Journals Not Enforcing Their Policies

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach From an interesting post entitled “Trust and Don’t Bother To Verify” on Judith Curry’s excellent blog , I’ve taken the following quote: Journals’ growing insistence…

The reply to the 'bad astronomer – Phil Plait' that Slate.com refused to publish

Guest essay by Dr. Matt Ridley Phil Plait, who goes by the name of the “bad astronomer”, has now written three articles in Slate attacking two of my columns in…

Claim: simulated satellite data back to 1860 proves global warming caused by humans

This is just nuts, sorry, I just don’t have any other words for it. Computer modeling and simulations are not hard data nor empirical proof, especially when trying to hindcast…

Chemtrails or Contrails? Another Alarmist Issue Without Scientific Context

NOTE: like with the essay Saturday about isotasy/glacial rebound being a myth, I don’t think the chemtrails idea has any merit whatsoever. Dr. Tim Ball points out more bad science…

Claim: 'Post Glacial Rebound is a Myth'

NOTE: (I had this at the bottom of the post some people missed it so I moved it up to the top) I’m not convinced that this idea has any…

Claim: Meteorite discovered with signs of life in it

This looks to be a huge story, the first evidence of extraterrestrial life, if it holds up. I would remind readers that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence“. This needs to…

Science spin of the worst kind: National Geographic's 'When The Earth Stops Spinning'

Yet another reason why I no longer subscribe to National Geographic Turned on my TV today, and this popped up, so of course I had to write about it. This…

Willis on why Piers Corbyn claims such a high success rate

(elevated from a comment on the Putting Piers Corbyn to the test thread ) Willis Eschenbach says: Martin Gordon says: July 15, 2012 at 5:31 am I note that Piers…

The numbers on "bad science"

This infographic from www.clinicalpsychology.net is interesting. It speaks to President Eisenhower’s second warning in his famous farewell speech. More below.

Phobos-Grunt demise shows BBC's (and Daily Mail's) bad science tendency

OK, The “Grunt heard round the world” is no more, apparently burning up over the Pacific. Russia’s Defense Ministry said the probe and what fragments made it through the atmosphere…

CO2 deafens "Nemo" – or, how many ichthyologists can you fit in that car?

We’ve already had a “climate craziness of the week” so I’ll just file this bit of blather under another category. First, this article in The Independent, which aims to scare…

Nature Unleashes a Flood … of Bad Science.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Recently, Nature Magazine published a paywalled paper called “Human contribution to more-intense precipitation extremes” by Seung-Ki Min, Xuebin Zhang, Francis W. Zwiers & Gabriele C. Hegerl…

Kyoto Protocol: Bad Science = Bad Policy

Guest Post by Ruth Bonnett As early as 1969, writings by Ayn Rand – philosopher and novelist – sounded the alarm bells on the environmentalist movement and the potential impact…