Category: Global Warming
|September 20, 2011||Posted by News under Global Warming, Intelligent Design, News|
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.
|September 20, 2011||Posted by News under Culture, Global Warming, News, Science|
Which makes them a big problem in what passes for science today.
Nobel physicist resigns, all right … from a physics society that was morphing into a political pressure group
|September 15, 2011||Posted by News under Global Warming, News, Physics|
No scientific reason is cited for the change in the nature of the institution.
None was possible.
|August 18, 2011||Posted by News under Global Warming, Media|
Legacy media are stuck with stupid, out of date stories they cannot depart from.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.
|July 28, 2011||Posted by News under Global Warming, Science|
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 […]
|May 24, 2011||Posted by News under Culture, Global Warming, Intelligent Design|
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 […]
|February 10, 2011||Posted by nullasalus under Evolution, Global Warming, Science|
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.
|December 27, 2010||Posted by O'Leary under Global Warming, Science|
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 […]
|December 20, 2010||Posted by Clive Hayden under Culture, Global Warming, Science|
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 […]
|May 29, 2010||Posted by Steve Fuller under Creationism, Culture, Global Warming, Intelligent Design, Medicine, Philosophy, Religion, 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 […]
|May 20, 2010||Posted by William Dembski under Climate change, Global Warming|
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 […]
|May 10, 2010||Posted by William Dembski under Climate change, Global Warming|
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 […]
|April 1, 2010||Posted by William Dembski under Global Warming, Humor, Video|
With Congressmen like Hank Johnson guiding this country, our future is assured …
|March 4, 2010||Posted by O'Leary under Global Warming|
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 […]
|March 2, 2010||Posted by William Dembski under Climate change, Eyes Rolling, Global Warming|
Part of Al Gore’s credibility problem is his blatant conflict of interest, having profitted enormously from pushing AGW. Fortunately, ID proponents can’t say that we’ve lined our coffers pursuing ID. Sure, Barbara Forrest, Eugenie Scott, and Ken Miller constantly proclaim the contrary — from their well-heeled positions, funded largely by public moneys. In any case, this […]
|January 28, 2010||Posted by William Dembski under Climate change, Culture, Global Warming, Science|
Whenever I hear the phrase “overwhelming evidence” or “overwhelming scientific evidence,” my antennae go up and I know that someone is trying to sell me something. Last night, if you were watching the networks, you heard the following remark: I know that there are those who disagree with the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change. […]
|December 21, 2009||Posted by William Dembski under Climate change, Global Warming|
Go here for Wikipedia’s treatment of Climategate and here for Conservapedia’s treatment of it. True to form, Wikipedia argues that the hacking of the CRU server changes nothing. Conservapedia, by contrast, treats Climategate as further confirmation that AGW is a ruse. Interesting is the following quote from their Climategate article: It was reported that, despite […]
|December 18, 2009||Posted by Clive Hayden under Global Warming|
The Russians apparently don’t know when to just play ball with these Climatologists who manipulate data attempting to evidence Global Warming. It seems that the tribalism of Climatologists, the political motivation desperate to prove Anthropogenic Global Warming, is lost on them. An article at RIONOVOSTI rep0rts that the Russians are also claiming that UK Climatologists […]
|December 16, 2009||Posted by Clive Hayden under Global Warming|
There’s an interesting article by Melanie Phillips at Spectator about why the emails from East Anglia, which sparked “Climategate,” really do change things. This is, of course, contrary to the assertion of folks like Al Gore who claim that the matter is settled and that these emails aren’t important to the whole situation. In reality […]
|December 8, 2009||Posted by DLH under Climate change, Design inference, Global Warming, Intelligent Design, Physics, Science|
Can the methods of Intelligent Design be brought to bear to detect anthropogenic influence in temperature records? Core to the climate debate is the danger of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming. We hear of “tipping points” promising coast lands drowning in glacial melt. Defining “very likely” as > 90%, the IPCC’s Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report […]
Can the methods of Intelligent Design be brought to bear to detect anthropogenic influence in temperature records? Core to the climate debate is the danger of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming. We hear of “tipping points” promising coast lands drowning in glacial melt. Defining “very likely” as > 90%, the IPCC’s Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report holds that:
Most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic GHG concentrations.