Monarch Migration: 2019

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen The 2019 Fall Monarch butterfly Migration has begun and is in full swing. Here in the Central Hudson Valley of New York, monarch caterpillars are still pupating and emerging as the Monarch Super-Generation.  The monarch pictured here is recently emerged and resting on a collard leaf in our garden in…

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I always thought it was 42… Turns out it’s 137!

Guest “forty-two”  “one-thirty-seven” by David Middleton For those unfamiliar with Douglas Adams, this won’t help… Why the number 137 is one of the greatest mysteries in physics Famous physicists like Richard Feynman think 137 holds the answers to the Universe. PAUL RATNER 31 October, 2018 The fine structure constant has mystified scientists since the 1800s. The number 1/137 might hold the…

Uniformitarian Impact Craters, Part Deux: Carolina Bays Edition

Alternate title:  Carolina Bays are as antithetical to impact craters as any dents in the ground possibly could be. Guest essay by David Middleton Introduction In my previous essay, we discussed the differences between uniformitarian geology and drawing cartoons on Google Earth images.  Several commentators brought up the “Carolina Bays” in defense of crater hunter…

Uniformitarian Impact Craters… "Same as it ever was."

Guest essay by David Middleton Over the past few years (2010-2018), WUWT has featured at least 14 posts on the possibility that the Younger Dryas stadial could have been triggered by an impact event.  It’s an interesting debate… Proponents of a Younger Dryas impact event have been able to put forward some interesting evidence; however…

A carbon accounting conundrum

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Is Australian coal still “naughty”, if the coal is burned in China? Aussie PM Tony Abbott has infuriated greens in the last few days, by approving a gigantic new coal mine in the state of New South Wales. According to Breitbart; Last week a contentious A$1.2bn open cut coal mining…

Smells fishy: Alexa's data blunder hits Drudge, WUWT, mostly favors leftist news sites over conservative news sites

As many WUWT readers know, I have been using alexa.com for quite sometime to gauge the performance of WUWT. Reader “Pat” brought this recent strange disparity to my attention. When you see things like the Drudge report plummet and MSNBC soar, you know immediately that something isn’t right: Those who run watchdog news websites are…