CO2, the Chinese virus and the profiteers of doom

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley By the time you read this, the monthly Mauna Loa CO2 concentration will probably have been published. The profiteers of doom have been delighted by the global Chinese-virus lockdown, which many of them would like to be permanent. As John Christy reported here yesterday, in March the UAH dataset maintained…

#coronavirus #covid-19 Chinese virus: the exit strategy

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The Chinese-virus lockdown benchmarch test that was introduced here yesterday compares the mean daily compound growth rates in Chinese-virus infections for 12 countries and for the world excluding China, whose case and death statistics are demonstrably and deliberately understated. The growth rates are the mean rates for the successive seven-day…

Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Affect Weather Forecasting?

Reposted from the Cliff Mass Weather Blog Weather prediction is an essential technology that both protects the economy and saves lives. National Weather Service personnel are considered critical personnel and are still working, but they are dependent on numerical weather prediction models, which in turn are dependent on the quality and quantity of weather data…

Nitrogen Dioxide Ramping Up Again Over China

From United space in Europe ESA / Applications / Observing the Earth / Copernicus / Sentinel-5P Recent data have shown a decline of air pollution over northern Italy coinciding with its nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This new map shows the variation of nitrogen dioxide emissions over China from December…

The danger of making #coronavirus decisions without reliable data

From STAT A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data By John P.A. Ioannidis March 17, 2020 The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco. At a time when everyone needs better information,…

Cut thru myths to see facts about COVID-19

Reposted from the Fabius Maximus website By Larry Kummer, Editor / 22 February 2020 Summary: I talk to people who worry about the coronavirus epidemic and so read much about it – but know almost nothing, with facts lost amidst the rumors and misinformation. Here is a clear picture of what is known, so far.…

Lessons from the coronavirus about climate change

Reposted from the Fabius Maximus blog By Larry Kummer, Editor / 17 February 2020 Summary: The coronavirus epidemic shows science at its best, not perfect but effective. Compare the public health agencies’ response to it with the longer and larger campaign by scientists against climate change. Much could be learned – by the public (climate…