Pruitt: Maybe Warming will be Good..

Scott Pruitt, the head of the EPA, thinks that climate change could potentially be good for humans. Does he also think an asteroid hitting the Earth would be good for humans? pic.twitter.com/xaV8mM1kCk — Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 9, 2018 Advertisements…
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The Weekend Wonk: Investigate Russia

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Former CIA Director John Brennan sit down with Director/Actor/Activist Rob Reiner for a candid conversation about what Russia did during the 2016 election and why they are concerned by what they are…
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John Wayne or Gandhi?

When I grew up, I wanted to be like John Wayne. I won’t be insulted, I won’t be cheated, I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same in…
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Permafrost: Now with Added Mercury

More scary news about Permafrost. Important to remember that what I am hearing over and over again about the permafrost feedback – is that, far-and-away, the biggest element of uncertainty about how much will melt – is still what Human…
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Science Deniers Win One in Idaho

Flat earth rocketeer fizzled,  but climate denial still going strong in Idaho. ThinkProgress: On Wednesday, lawmakers in Idaho voted to adopt new science standards for the state, but chose to remove key references to climate science. The vote came just…
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SpaceX 1. SpaceYuks 0.

While SpaceX managed to launch a giant Falcon Heavy rocket this week, using primitive “math” and “physics” – the science denial community was not to be outdone. Ok, outdone this time, but they are determined, and they know they’re right.…
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PIOMAS February 2018

Another month has passed and so here is the updated Arctic sea ice volume graph as calculated by the Pan-Arctic Ice Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (PIOMAS) at the Polar Science Center: A new year, a new trend line, and if…
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Response to Sheldon Walker

Sheldon Walker commented on my most recent post about his most recent post. It began thus: Sheldon Walker | February 7, 2018 at 12:10 am | Reply Sheldon Walker: Oh, oh, I see, running away then. You yellow bastards! Come…
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Overhype much?

There has been quite a lot of news coverage suggesting that astronomer have, for the first time, discovered planets in another galaxy. It’s from a paper by Xinyu Dai and Eduardo Guerras called Probing Planets in Extragalactic Galaxies Using Quasar…
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Global Warming Rates (by request)

A reader asked for the actual rates at which various global temperature data sets (featured in this post) are increasing, after one removes the estimated impact of ENSO (the el Niño southern oscillation), volcanic eruptions, and solar variations. I welcome…
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