Category: Global Warming

It’s okay to tweak science for a cause, say journal authors

Oddly, none of these people think the rest of us are capable of figuring out that they aren’t telling the truth. more

UD Commenter Nick Matzke in Prestigious Scientific Journal Nature Again

I believe this is already the 2nd time that Nick has graced the pages of the world’s leading science journal. See: Predicting a state shift in the biosphere, and communicating it. Looks like it is the cover story too! Nick and I have been opponents in the ID / Evolution debate for years. I’m glad […] more

Latest cause of global warming: Dinosaurs passing gas

Maybe it’s a good thing if man did not walk with the dinosaurs … , more

Has the American Scientific Affiliation Forgotten Their Stated Identity?

Our vision is to promote good science, based on impartial evaluation of evidence, not mere consensus. more

Darwin lobby takes on climate change as well

JonathanM, one of our authors (recent subject of Darwin TV), also notes that Darwin lobbyist Eugenie Scott (National Centr for Science Education) was speaking recently at a Glasgow Skeptics meeting in Glasgow that he attended: The topic of the lecture (which you can watch for yourself) was “Evolution and Global Warming Denial: How the Public […] more

On settled science, and the need for scientists to unsettle it

Understanding the difference between evolutionary biology and Darwinism more

Turns out, even the venerable Times Atlas was drinking the Fool-Aid

What fascinates ID types about the global warming controversy is the pseudoscience mushrooming over a short period before collapsing, instead of a long period before petering out. more

Science’s biggest problem today: Not enough scientists are drinking the Fool-Aid

Which makes them a big problem in what passes for science today. more

Nobel physicist resigns, all right … from a physics society that was morphing into a political pressure group

No scientific reason is cited for the change in the nature of the institution.

None was possible. more

Guy figures he knows a scam when he sees one

Legacy media are stuck with stupid, out of date stories they cannot depart from. Just cannot. Even if they knew their stories were not making any sense, they’d have to stand by them. more

Current coverage interrupted: Global climate disaster averted

Here. NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer […] more

Prager: Secular apocalypses undermine public’s view of science

Lots of people, including us folk at Uncommon Descent are accused of  ”undermining science.” Dennis Prager, reflecting on last weekend’s “Prepare to Meet Thy Doom“-fest observes that secular apocalypses (that never really happen) have done our work for us: There is one major difference between leftist and religious doomsday scenarios. The religious readily acknowledge that […] more

Evolution and Global Warming: Some Underexamined Parallels

It’s pedantic to point out, but it still must be said: What motivates most people to get others to “accept AGW” or “accept (Darwinian) evolution” has little to nothing to do with knowledge itself, and far more to do with the actions they hope such a belief will prompt. In the AGW case, the point isn’t to teach others some useful, inert fact like “beavers mate for life”, much less to make people have a firmer grasp of science in general – the express hope is that if someone accepts AGW, they will therefore accept and support specific policies ostensibly meant to combat AGW. more

Are microbes helping shape the weather?

Lots of things are up in the air these days, … Recent research published in PNAS suggests that the diversity of microbial life in the air is on par with the soil, at least in urban areas, yet the air remains vastly understudied in comparison. “Just seven or ten years ago we didn’t realize bacteria […] more

No More Snow in England Say Global Warmists

Please enjoy an article from The Independent titled “Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past.” Written in the year 2000, global warmists are claiming that snowfall is history in Britain: Britain’s winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives. Sledges, snowmen, snowballs […] more

‘Sceptics’ — but not about science?

I did an interview recently with the Sceptics’ Society of Birmingham (UK) on the relationship between science and religion, which may be of interest to people here. The interview was conducted over Skype, which explains some of the alien sounds, especially from my end, even though my interlocutor and I were separated by a mere […] more

Heartland Institute on NAS Climate Report

Your tax dollars being used against you: ————————————— NAS Climate Report: ‘Partisan, Closed Minded’ The National Academy of Sciences Thursday reasserted its opinion that the Earth’s climate has warmed to crisis levels and that human activity – the burning of fossil fuels – is the primary cause. In its 869-page report, the NAS, a group […] more

Lord Monckton’s Climate Testimony Before Congress

Here’s an enjoyable piece of testimony from May 6th, 2010 by Lord Christopher Monckton before Congress. For the pdf of his testimony, go here. His point about science not being a matter of consensus is well taken and was stated even more eloquently by Michael Crichton in his 2003 Caltech Michelin lecture (go here). Also important is […] more

The Newest Global Warming Worry: Islands Tipping over and Capsizing

With Congressmen like Hank Johnson guiding this country, our future is assured … more

Global warming transforms New York Times to toast

If this story doesn’t persuade you to cancel your subscription to failing dead tree media like the New York Times , you are helpless and hopeless. There, we are informed, by Leslie Kaufman, Critics of the teaching of evolution in the nation’s classrooms are gaining ground in some states by linking the issue to global […] more

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