The Mystery of Upheaval Dome: Uniformitarian Impact Craters, Part Quatre

Guest 7,043 word essay by David Middleton In my previous three posts on uniformitarian impact craters, we examined the pitfalls of drawing cartoons on Google Earth images without ever looking at the geology; how the Carolina Bays are as antithetical to impact features as any dents in the ground possibly could be; and poked a big…

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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…

Getting Energy From The Energy Store

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired by an interesting guest post entitled “An energy model for the future, from the 12th century” over at Judith Curry’s excellent blog, I want to talk a bit about energy storage. The author of the guest post is partially right. His thesis is that solving the problem of how…

The R. W. Wood Experiment

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Pushed by a commenter on another thread, I thought I’d discuss the R. W. Wood experiment, done in 1909. Many people hold that this experiment shows that CO2 absorption and/or back-radiation doesn’t exist, or at least that the poorly named “greenhouse effect” is trivially small. I say it doesn’t show…