Listen To Hard Science, Reject Pop Science, To Lessen Global Catastrophe Risk.

“It is likely that we have to capitalize on the insecurity of the educated elite and make them look silly instead of superior and virtuous. We must remember that they…

Polar Push and Pull

Guest post by Renee Hannon IntroductionThis post examines regional temperature reconstructions during the past several thousand years relative to different baselines and the responses of end member deviants, the Arctic…

The role of weather on December 7th, 1941 and a little known important indirect benefit

Guest post by Paul Dorian, Overview The weather on Oahu, Hawaii in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 7th, 1941 was not at all unusual for the time of…

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 – It’s Yesterday Once More

I grew up with the space program. My first firm memory about it was staying inside during fourth grade recess to listen to Alan Shepard’s suborbital flight on a nice…

‘Radical’ historian Blainey challenges climate-change orthodoxy

From the Sydney Morning Herald By Tony Wright July 5, 2019 — 11.11am Australia’s best-known historian, Professor Geoffrey Blainey, has challenged the idea that the current level of climate change…

Was climate change alarmism always about fears of overpopulation?

by Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak [Note: The following text is adapted from the authors’ recently published book Population Bombed! Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and Climate Change in which…

3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths – and shows the Greeks did not develop trigonometry

From The Telegraph Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 24 August 2017 • 7:00pm A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were…

40 Years Ago: Massachusetts Snags a Memorable Snowfall in May Storm

I’ve posted three times this year on historic snow storms of March and April. By the time May rolls in, it’s really tough to get a snowflake in southern New…

The 20th Anniversary of Massachusett's April Fool's Day Nor'easter

I wasn’t planning to write a series on notable springtime storms of the northeast, but I was considering writing something about this storm’s 20th anniversary. Instead, I spent much of…

Remembering the Incredible New England Snowstorms of March 1956

When I wrote my recent post The 300th Anniversary of the Great Colonial Snowcover of 1717, I didn’t realize that one of the rivals to March 1717 was relatively recent.…