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…

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…

Observations on the National Academy Report on Sexual Abuse in STEM Departments

by Pat Frank A few days ago, Charles TM posted an essay about the recent National Academy Report, “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering,…

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…

Sunspots: Labitzke Meets Bonferroni

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In a previous thread here on WUWT, a commenter said that the sunspot-related variations in solar output were shown by Labitzke et al. to affect…

Hansen’s 1988 Predictions Redux

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Over in the Tweeterverse, someone sent me the link to the revered climate scientist James Hansen’s 1988 Senate testimony and told me “Here’s what we…

Giving Credit to Willis Eschenbach for setting the Nikolov-Zeller silliness straight

Note: I normally don’t publish anything related to the ideas of Nikolov and Zeller, for three reasons: 1) It’s just wrong, 2) It invariably descends into a shouting match. 3)…

The Dryer Gets Wetter

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See Update At The End] I keep reading that one of the things that we are already seeing (or that is predicted) is that the…

The Sky is Falling!

From The Heartland Institute November 29, 2018 By Greg E. Walcher A new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) claims humans have killed more than half the all the…

Claim: Particle Physics is Stagnating Because of Groupthink

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder, impaired methodology and groupthink is retarding the discovery of new physics. The present phase of stagnation in the foundations…

The Froth of the Fourth

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that the Fourth US National Climate Assessment has just been published. It’s here, and it should be required reading for those masochists who…

Exaggerated Risk and Urgency Redux

Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen   As if the latest IPCC 1.5 °-limit report wasn’t alarmist enough,  a mob of 23 authors, including a couple of the usual suspects, double…

In the Climate Deception Game Where The End Justifies the Means, the Objective is the Headline.

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball I knew something was wrong when I read the headlines. “Earth’s oceans ‘soak up 60% more heat than thought’ and it could mean the planet…

Another failure of peer review, due to corrupt temperature data from a single station

UPDATED – see note below. This appeared in Eurekalert a couple of weeks ago. The headline, at first glance, looks like good news, right? “Global warming” is killing off tsetse flies,…

Oops. The oceans are warming, fast! Resplandy et al. paper shows how peer review can fail, even at Nature

Nic Lewis skewers that “oceans are warming at unprecedented rates” paper A major problem with the Resplandy et al. ocean heat uptake paper by Nic Lewis Obviously doubtful claims about new…

Study: Rich People are Greedy, Contribute Less to Climate Change Mitigation Efforts

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Apparently you can learn all about greedy rich people by giving psych experiment participants a few hundred dollars and seeing what they do with it.…

Nitrogen Dioxide Sense and Nonsense

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach According to the National Center for Biotechnology information, we have: “Nitrogen dioxide (NO2). A highly poisonous gas. Exposure produces inflammation of lungs that may only…

@nytimes promotes an “eff you level” of irreproducible science

From the website: “Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science” by Andrew Gelman. h/t to Willie Soon So the NYT yesterday has a story about this study I am directed to it and am…

Barley, Beer and BS

  News Analysis by Kip Hansen Oops, can I say that here?  BS?  Oh, pretend it means “Barley Science.” It does, sort of, especially in this instance.  You see, it…

Brewers Strike Back at Fake “End of Beer” Climate Change News

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Brewers acknowledge climate change might have an impact, but point out that if global warming causes a problem in one region they can just buy…

Science study from Hooters: ‘An Ethnography of Breastaurant Masculinity’

This is an actual paper, published in a peer reviewed journal. I wouldn’t call it science, when it’s actually some sort of strange rant like something from a SJW. And…

Scientific sting operation shows how fake science garbage gets published in peer-reviewed journals

Long-time WUWT reader “Latitude” writes: Academic journals are caught up in massive hoax involving 20 FAKE papers on ‘dog rape culture’, ‘a conceptual penis’ and re-printing a version of MEIN…

@UCSUSA “Union of Concerned Scientists” doesn’t understand what “unprecedented” means when used with the word “warming”

Despite the name, UCS, is a political advocacy group, producing FUD while trolling for dollars. Here’s a great example with a h/t to Dr. Howard “Cork” Hayden. Earth’s surface has undergone unprecedented…

Claim: Sea Level Rise will Kill the Internet in Fifteen Years

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A study published by Computer Science Professor Paul Barford claims that critical parts of the Internet will be submerged under rising seas in the next…