Model used to evaluate lockdowns was flawed

In a recent study, researchers from Imperial College London developed a model to assess the effect of different measures used to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, the model…

What SAGE Has Got Wrong

SAGE made – and continues to make – two fatal errors in its assessment of the SAR-CoV-2 pandemic, rendering its predictions wildly inaccurate, with disastrous results. These errors led SAGE…

Why herd immunity to COVID-19 is reached much earlier than thought – update

I showed in my May 10th article Why herd immunity to COVID-19 is reached much earlier than thought that inhomogeneity within a population in the susceptibility and in the social-connectivity…

Did lockdowns really save 3 million COVID-19 deaths, as Flaxman et al. claim?

Key points about the recent Nature paper by Flaxman and other Imperial College modellers

Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

Imperial College London The simulations show that the asteroid hit Earth at an angle of about 60 degrees, which maximised the amount of climate-changing gases thrust into the upper atmosphere.…

Brutal Takedown of Neil Ferguson’s Model

From Lockdown ScepticsStay sane. Protect the economy. Save livelihoods. An experienced senior software engineer, Sue Denim, has written a devastating review of Dr. Neil Ferguson’s Imperial college epidemiological model that…

Traces of ancient rainforest in Antarctica point to a warmer prehistoric world

Imperial College London Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time. A team from the…

COVID-19: Updated data implies that UK modelling hugely overestimates the expected death rates from infection

Reposted from Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on March 25, 2020 by niclewis | By Nic Lewis Introduction There has been much media coverage about the danger to life posed…

WG1 co-chair Thomas Stocker abandons IPCC principles

Thomas Stocker, the co-chair of IPCC WG1, has been discussed previously on this blog. On 26th November he gave a talk at Imperial College on the messages from the AR5…

The WUWT Hot Sheet for Tuesday August 27th, 2013

Bloomberg news: People Don’t Fear Climate Change Enough   With respect to the science of climate change, many experts regard the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as the world’s authoritative…

Impact on temperature measurement: Cities expand by area equal to France, Germany and Spain combined in less than 20 years

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. points out on his weblog this interesting press release from IGBP (from March 2012) that we all apparently missed until now. One of the points worth…

Briffa asks for email deletion becuase FOIA is a "time sink" and an "inconvenient subsequent distraction"

0058.txt date: Thu Oct  9 17:56:17 2008 from: Keith Briffa <k.briffa@uea.xxxx> subject: Re: Tom Giverin – IN STRICT CONFIDENCE to: “Toumi, Ralf” <r.toumi@imperial.xxxx> Ralf [[[redacted: reference]]] Finally, might I ask…