We should learn what lessons from Fukushima?

Thus, a decade later, we can contemplate the cumulative lessons learned. Above all, they are that nuclear power is far safer than anyone had thought. Even when dreaded core meltdowns…

A favourite lie of the environmental movement takes another blow

The LNT model encapsulates the idea that there is no safe level of radiation exposure, no threshold below which exposure is not a problem.

Russia Denies Nuclear Leak After Particles Detected In Another Country

From The Daily Caller Nicholas Elias Contributor June 29, 2020 11:58 AM ET Russia said Monday that it did not detect a radiation emergency after sensors discovered last week that…

Warm And Glowing: Team Of Scientists Creates ‘Atomik’ Chernobyl Vodka

From The Daily Caller Kyle Hooten Contributor August 09, 2019 10:05 AM ET A team of scientists have created a new vodka made with crops and water from inside Chernobyl’s…

Why toxicologists resisted and radiation geneticists supported EPA’S adoption of LNT for cancer risk assessment

Paper Via Junk Science Edward J. Calabresea,*, Robert J. Golden School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Morrill I N344, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA,…

It Sounds Crazy, But Fukushima, Chernobyl, And Three Mile Island Show Why Nuclear Is Inherently Safe

From Forbes Michael Shellenberger Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Energy I write about energy and the environment After a tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in…

Precipitable Water Redux

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In my last post I investigated the mathematical relationship between the amount of total precipitable water vapor (TPW) in the atmosphere, and the clear-sky greenhouse…

Precipitable Water

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach One of my great pleasures is to come across a new dataset. Turn me loose on new observations of this magical world, and there’s no…

The next big worry: Claim of major U.S. aquifers contaminated by Uranium – but is it really a problem to health?

Study: 2 major US aquifers contaminated by natural uranium Naturally occurring uranium is being mobilized by farm-related pollution From the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Nearly 2 million people throughout the…

Silver Ants

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I stumbled across a lovely article about the Saharan silver ant over at phys.org. These ants have special hairs that reflect strongly in the visual…

The Desert Finder

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Despite doing lots of research and investigations over the last few weeks, I’ve written little. Well, actually, I’ve published little, although I’ve written a lot.…

The CERES Calculated Surface Datasets

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The CERES dataset is satellite data that is based on radiation measurements made from low earth orbit. The CERES data has two parts. The first…

A First Look At SURFRAD

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Since the late Nineties the US has had seven industrial-strength stations that measure a variety of climate variables every minute, 24/7. These are called “SURFRAD” stations. As…

Solar Cycle Driven Ocean Temperature Variations

What Slow Fourier Transforms can tell us. Guest essay by Stan Robertson, Ph.D., P.E. On May 3, 2014, an article on WUWT by Willis Eschenbach entitled, The Slow Fourier Transform…

A Modtran Mystery

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been messing about with the “Modtran” online calculator for atmospheric absorption. It’s called “Modtran” because it is a MODerate resolution program to calculate atmospheric infrared…

Marginal Parasitic Loss Rates

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There is a more global restatement of Murphy’s Law which says “Nature always sides with the hidden flaw”. Parasitic losses are an example of that…

Water Vapor Feedback

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, another productive ramble through the CERES dataset, which never ceases to surprise me. This time my eye was caught by a press release about…

Three Clocks

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I got to wandering through the three main datasets that make up the overall CERES data, and I noticed an odd thing. The three main…

Cancelling the Tropical Cancellation

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a much-cited paper (129 citations) from 1994 called “On the Observed Near Cancellation between Longwave and Shortwave Cloud Forcing in Tropical Regions” by J. T. Kiehl…

Video: Comments on Human-Induced Global Warming – Episode 1 – The Hiroshima Bomb Metric

With much fanfare from the faithful (a grand total of 15 comments as of this writing), SkepticalScience recently released their 4-Hiroshima-Bombs-per-second widget. Their claimed intent is to “raise the awareness…

Upwelling Longwave Over The Ocean

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach To continue my investigations utilizing the CERES satellite dataset of top of atmosphere radiation, here is a set of curious graphs. The first one is…

What We Don't Know

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Back in August 2010, WUWT ran an article wherein it was claimed that variations in the sun changed the rate of radioactive decay. This, of…

The Forcing Conundrum

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach. For all of its faults, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) lays out their idea of the climate paradigm pretty clearly. A fundamental part…

Climate science and nuclear weapons research: Another conflation of weather and climate

From The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists via SAGE Publications  comes this press release claiming that because nuclear fallout was tracked by meteorological instrumentation and synoptic scale models, it somehow…