What are the Implications for Climate of Recent North Magnetic Pole Activity?

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball The headline says, Scientists warn Earth’s magnetic North Pole has begun moving ‘erratically’ at speeds so fast they are having to issue an emergency update to maps used by electronic navigation systems It is another story that implies a normal event is abnormal. The magnetic pole is always moving, and…

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The Scientific Paper is Obsolete

From The Atlantic Here’s what’s next. The scientific paper—the actual form of it—was one of the enabling inventions of modernity. Before it was developed in the 1600s, results were communicated privately in letters, ephemerally in lectures, or all at once in books. There was no public forum for incremental advances. By making room for reports…

My Email To The NAS, NAE, and NAM

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As just reported here on WUWT, the National Academies of Science, of Engineering, and of Medicine recently stated that with Google funding, they are going to decide what is scientific “misinformation”. This is a terrifying possibility, because if Google decides your scientific claims are “misinformation”, your entire life’s work could…

Darwin — We’ve Got a Problem

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Biology has a ‘new’ problem: Speciation Reversal.  One recent paper on the topic declares: “We argue that extinction by speciation reversal may be more widespread than currently appreciated. Preventing such extinctions will require that conservation efforts not only target existing species but identify and protect the ecological and evolutionary…