Internet Science Made Stupid: “Scientists Warn Gulf Of Mexico ‘Supervolcano’ About To Erupt”

Guest geological storytelling by David Middleton In my recent post, How Climate Change Buried a Desert 20,000 Feet Beneath the Gulf of Mexico Seafloor, we discussed the rifting that enabled the opening of the Gulf of Mexico. In one of the comments, TTY brought up a recent paper on long-extinct volcanic activity in the Eastern…

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Why I don’t ‘believe’ in ‘science’

Reposted from Climate Etc. by Judith Curry ” ‘I believe in science’ is an homage given to science by people who generally don’t understand much about it. Science is used here not to describe specific methods or theories, but to provide a badge of tribal identity.  Which serves, ironically, to demonstrate a lack of interest…

At IPCC talks Trump Administration emphasizes scientific “uncertainty” and “value of fossil fuels”… MAGA!

Guest mocking by David Middleton From the No Schist Sherlock files of the American Association for the Advancement of Science of America…   Originally published by E&E News Top researchers are huddled with government officials in South Korea this week to confront the scientific consensus that maintaining a safe global climate will require immediate and…

How Gorebal Warming Could Transform Earth Into Venus…

Guest ridicule by David Middleton Anthony covered this story a couple of days ago: MIT: Climate tipping point busted – globe needs to reach 152°F before runaway greenhouse effect kicks in. When I saw this headline on Real Clear Science, I assumed it had to be about some other study… How Earth Could Eventually Become Venus…

Dumbing Down Extinction

Guest ridicule by David Middleton From the American Association for the Advancement of Science of America (AAASA)…   The world’s largest amphibian is being bred to extinction By Katie Langin May. 21, 2018 , 11:00 AM The world’s largest amphibian—the Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus, pictured)—should be split into at least five species, all of which…