More Junk Science From the AAAS of A: Bird Apocalypse Edition

Guest Science! (as in “she blinded me with”) critique by David Middleton One of the best things about my morning emails from the American Association for the Advancement of Science of America (Google “Dodgeball” if you don’t get the joke), is that there’s almost always at least one article deserving of ridicule… Many state birds…

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Some Heroes Wear Smocks

As we saw in the Canning protests earlier this week, people are getting fed up with sanctimonious, virtue signaling, climate change, “protesters”. Here are a couple of recent examples.  Warning: profanity.  Not work safe. Smock Man you have officially left the safe space pic.twitter.com/KKg4ZwO1BP — TyIer (@tyIerzilla) October 18, 2019 Here’s another.  In N Out…

“Other ‘First Words’ on the Moon”

Guest Apollo program nostalgia by David Middleton For my fellow WUWT space program groupies… We’d better have something appropriate to say. What are you guys gonna say? If you had any balls you’d say, “Oh, my God! What is that thing?” Then scream and cut your mic. –Cary Elwes as Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot…

You Might Be a Scientist…

Guest [fill in the blank] by David Middleton Am I really a scientist?BY NESSA CARSON 15 AUGUST 2019 Whether in a lab, an office or on a stage, we are no strangers to wrestling with self-identity Citizen science projects are a high-impact way to engage people with real, scientific research. Anecdotally, untrained participants are not only…

Elephants: The Solution to Climate Change!

Guest “you couldn’t make this sort of schist up if you tried” by David Middleton From the American Association of Science of America [1]… Hungry elephants fight climate change one mouthful at a timeBy Eva Frederick Jul. 15, 2019 […] As African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis, above) graze, they munch trees and plants with stems…

Solar Powered Bitcoin Mining: Fake power for fake mining of fake gold?

Guest “you gotta be kidding me” by David Middleton Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Could Be a Very Profitable Business Model Tam Hunt outlines the compelling economics for using solar to supply Bitcoin mining operations. TAM HUNT SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are now a major business, with the global market capitalization of these coins…

Fossil Fuel Divestment: “A really futile and stupid gesture” according to Yale-educated climate activists.

Guest skewering by David Middleton Yale’s Endowment Won’t Divest from Fossil Fuels. Here’s Why That’s Wrong. JENNIFER STOCK & GEREMY SCHULICK MARCH 8, 2019 Two climate activists and Yale alumni confront the arguments of Yale’s chief investment officer, arguing that he must summon the moral clarity to end support for fossil fuel companies. At my…

HuffPost: The Dumbest #ExxonKnew Article… EVAH!

Guest ridiculing by David Middleton Hat tip to Clyde Spencer Exxon’s Climate Denial Set To Face First Public Scrutiny As Legal Woes Mount Alexander C. Kaufman HuffPost•March 19, 2019 It’s been nearly four years since leaked documents revealed Exxon Mobil Corp.understood that fossil fuel emissions caused the planet to warm before it began funding a Big Tobacco-style misinformation…