Category Archives: Science

Is the Green New Deal realistic?

Surface temperature measurements confounded by urbanization around weather stations

“I’ve been saying for years that surface temperature measurements (and long term trends) have been affected by encroachment of urbanization on the placement of weather stations used to measure surface air temperature, and track long term climate. In doing so we found some hilariously bad examples of climate science in action, such as the official USHCN climate monitoring station at the University of Arizona, Tucson “ click here (from WUWT)

NOAA data tampering claim is valid

“Alarmists claim that it is due to Time of Observation Bias or changing station composition, but that isn’t what is going on. NOAA is simply making the data up.  Every month, a certain percentage of stations does not report, and are marked with an E (estimated.) The percentage of estimated (i.e. fake) data has skyrocketed from around 5% to almost 50% since 1976.” click here

Court upholds USEPA policy barring grantees from advisory panels

“This is an action arising out of a directive by the Environmental Protection Agency that prohibits scientists in receipt of certain EPA grants from serving on the agency’s federal advisory committees. The complaint alleges that the directive was arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), 5 U.S.C. §§ 701-706.

Defendants have moved to dismiss the complaint for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1), on grounds of lack of standing, finality, ripeness, and justiciability, and for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6).

It is perhaps worth noting at the outset what this case does not involve. It is not about the best way to develop and implement our national environmental policies, or who are the proper people to assist in that process. And of course it is not about the wisdom or effectiveness of those policies. Rather, this case involves a fairly narrow set of issues: in substance, whether a specific EPA conflict-of-interest directive violates federal law, and whether plaintiffs are the proper parties to assert such claims. Based on established federal law, and for the reasons set forth below, the challenged directive is not subject to judicial reversal, and accordingly the complaint will be dismissed.” click here

Duke University pays big fine for obtaining scientific research money fraudulently

“Duke University just paid out $112,500,000 in fines for obtaining scientific research money fraudulently.” click here

How climate “science” is used to incite fear in the American public.

“Summary: Today’s post tells about the corruption of yet another vital American institution – climate science. See how RCP8.5, a valuable worst-case scenario, has been misrepresented to incite fear in the American public. This is a large change for me, but this outrage has gone on too long to excuse or ignore.” click here

Blatant climate fraud

“Heidi Cullen’s Climate Central claims “Warm U.S. Februaries becoming much more common.” ” click here