Science Gone Stupid: Public Interest in Biodiversity Edition

Guest post by David Middleton DAILY SCIENCE Is interest in biodiversity declining? by Brandon Keim | Jul 26, 2017 Google Trends, the data-scouring tool that lets people explore historical trends in search terms, is not a perfect window into cultural consciousness. Data is too cloudy for that. It is, however, an useful spotlight, good for glimpsing patterns and…

Monday Mirthiness – Trump, and Comey, and Gore – oh my!

From the “weather is not covfefe” department Lately, the political world has gone mad…especially after President Trump exited the Paris Climate Agreement. Conspiracies and subterfuge are being seen everywhere, scapegoats season is open, congressional hearings expected to produce heads on a platter are turning into big fat nothing-burgers, and the left seems unable to come…

Friday Funny – the first consequence of exiting the #ParisAgreement

Almost immediately after Trump announced he’d exit the Paris Climate Accord, the world went haywire. Dilbert creator, Scot Adams, was the first to notice and promptly tweeted his reaction. Our resident cartoonist, Josh, noticed and replied: inspiring, now all bad weather can be blamed on @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/ZlKZj56mUS — Josh (@Cartoonsbyjosh) June 2, 2017

Monday Mirthiness: #Dilbert gets Mann-handled

Oh, the hilarity. In case you missed it, over the weekend the Dilbert Sunday Comic took on “climate science” in a hilarious way. I predicted the usual suspects would have the usual predictable responses, and so it goes with Dr. Michael Mann. Scott Adams, the creator of “Dilbert” has been active on Twitter over the…