The NY Times Was Silent When TheDCNF Asked If It Would Support Banning Private Jets. Why?

From The Daily Caller 10:11 PM 12/27/2018 | Energy Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor The New York Times was silent on whether or not it would ban private jets to fight global warming. The Times published an editorial Wednesday lamenting President Donald Trump’s reversal of Obama-era climate policies. The Times also flew wealthy readers around…

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The Krugman Effect

Roger Pielke, Jr. Fri Jun 06, 05:24:00 PM MDT writes: A delightful comment at the NY Times under Krugman’s post: Link: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/05/energy-choices/?smid=tw-share#permid=11963264 —————– BlueSky Phoenix, AZ 7 hours ago Almost every one of you is mistaken. Krugman made up the argument that a percent reduction in emissions translates into a percent reduction in GDP, one-for-one.

The warming 'plateau' may extend back even further

Despite recent claims by Justin Gillis in this NYT piece that the plateau in surface temperatures is misunderstood by scientists… …given how much is riding on the scientific forecast, the practitioners of climate science would like to understand exactly what is going on. They admit that they do not, even though some potential mechanisms of…

The Kepler spacecraft has a failure

Two of four reaction wheels seized up, critical for precise photometry Excerpt from the Kepler Mission Manager Update. (h/t to Dr. Leif Svalgaard) At our semi-weekly contact on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, we found the Kepler spacecraft once again in safe mode. As was the case earlier this month, this was a Thruster-Controlled Safe Mode.…

How a scientist becomes a con man

Fraud and deceit are a slippery slope Story submitted by Bruce Webster An article in the New York Times chronicles the descent of a sociologist into wholesale fraud. It is worth reading the whole article, because I believe it offers insight into some of the pressures, temptations, and self-rationalizations that many scientists struggle with. Here…