Large Synoptic Survey Telescope gets big funding boost from Republicans and the NSF’s and AAASA’s ungrateful responses.

Guest commentary by David Middleton Back in March, Eric Worrall authored a nice post about “climate scientists running for congress.” Eric’s subject was a really goofy Clean Technica article about Joseph Kopser, touted as some sort of climate scientist.  Clean Technica even spelled his name wrong (Kosper instead of Kopser).  Yesterday, Mr. Kopser won the runoff election…

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Trump Derangement Syndrome Pushes 'Doomsday Clock' Back to 1953!

Guest [censored] by David Middleton Armageddon Update: ‘Doomsday Clock’ Stands at 2 Minutes to Midnight By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer | January 25, 2018 Updated at 11:52 a.m. The “Doomsday Clock,” a hypothetical timepiece that measures humanity’s proximity to destruction by our own actions, hovers perilously close to midnight, the time that denotes global Armageddon.…

Lucia drops some reality on the Gorebots – Update: The astroturfing is from Skeptical Science

UPDATE: Apparently, they didn’t like Lucia’s version of reality, she writes: lucia liljegren (@lucialiljegren) says: March 5, 2013 at 11:45 am They suspended my account. And I wanted #1 on the leader board. Dang!! UPDATE2: Apparently this is an Astroturfing project by the Kidz at “Skeptical Science”: The Money Quote from http://climaterealityproject.org/press/ (see Feb 28th…

Newsbytes: World Cooling To Global Warming

By Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF Politicians, today, have predictably “walked away” from the issue of global warming. In retrospect we have to ask why this mass illusion, the transition to “a new ecological society” imploded and fell off the teleprompters, off the front pages, and out of the seemingly endless TV special reports…

Friday Funny – Kenji gets invited to the UCS cartoon contest

Time to Get Creative! Here’s your chance to show off your artistic and comedic talents in support of independent science. Enter the 2012 UCS Science and Democracy Editorial Cartoon Contest today! 2012 UCS Science and Democracy Editorial Cartoon Contest Enter the Contest by July 1 Dear UCS Supporter, We’re looking for a few good artists.

"Getting your mind right" in Australia, round 2

The “I Can Change Your Mind about Climate” website of the ABC TV in Australia reminds me of the famous phrase “your gonna get your mind right, Luke” from the 1967 classic movie “Cool Hand Luke” with Paul Newman: The round1 voting, which I talked about here,  is over, and the skeptics, listed as “dismissive”,…