A Sock Puppet’s Challenge

  OK, so, all the hoo-hah and nonsense is dying down now over Michael Tobis, an ‘actual’ climate scientist, calling me a sock puppet on Twitter. He probably still thinks I don’t exist and he’s probably still searching for my ‘dirty dozen’ nefarious aliases on line. He still wants me to post a picture so … Continue reading

Ranter Santer

Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) appears to be a contagious disease spreading through academia and the media and becoming more virulent. Thus we have Stephen Hawking, a man I used to have a lot of respect for, saying “We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible. Trump’s action could push the Earth … Continue reading

100% renewables claim debunked

In 2015, PNAS published a paper by Jacobson et al claiming that all of the US energy requirements could be provided by renewables (wind, hydro and solar) by 2050, and that this could be done at low cost. Jacobson had published similar claims on previous occasions, and his nonsense been promoted by irresponsible unscientific organisations … Continue reading

“It’s unfortunate that openness and transparency facilitate science”

“It’s unfortunate that openness and transparency facilitate science”

This article in the Times Higher Education calls for “an open data adjudicator to combat ‘disinformation.’” Stephan Lewandowsky warns that academics can ‘lose control’ of their data and see it used as ‘political propaganda’ By John Elmes Twitter: @JElmes_THE June 2, 2017 Independent national bodies should be set up to adjudicate on how much of … Continue reading