It seems to me that Roger Pielke Jr. is now persona non grata at Nate Silver’s 538 blog. Silver, whose statistics-based predictions of the last presidential election were stunningly accurate, hoped to capitalize on his celebrity by starting a blog which would present interesting and sometimes important posts which were based on competent analysis of actual data. What a concept! Unfortunately for Silver (in my opinion), he failed miserably when choosing Pielke as his point-man for the global warming/climate change issue. Many of us noted the kerfuffle which followed Pielke’s first foray, with Silver himself admitting publicly that it wasn’t up to the standard he hoped to set.
Glaciologist Jason Box was recently a guest on Bill Maher’s show. Worth watching.
A new paper (Foster and Brown 2014, Time and Tide: Analysis of Sea Level Time Series, Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2224-3) looks at how some authors have analyzed sea level data, and how they’ve gone wrong.
Running for Congress — for the right reason
At last. There’s a candidate for congress from Michigan’s 11th district who is seeking office on a platform to do something about climate change
We talk about solutions. We complain about the government’s inaction — especially congress. Here’s our chance to help. I don’t care whether you live in Maine or California, Alaska or Hawaii. You can contribute.
The campaign is asking for donations of $11 for the 11th district for one candidate. Please contribute. Give more if you can afford it.
Go here and make a contribution.
A new study led by a researcher at Cornell University confirms what we’ve known for some time now: that the massive wastewater injection associated with “fracking” (hydraulic fracturing) has greatly increased earthquake activity. In this case, the area of study is Oklahoma.
The purpose of this post is to stimulate more discussion about this post, and other aspects of a successful solution. I’ll contribute a few comments of my own, but I don’t have real expertise in this issue.
I am disgusted, because I just read this.
Here’s a brief excerpt:
Stefan Molyneux, a Canadian radio host, blamed mothers for the violent behavior of men.
Molyneux said that because 90% of a child’s brain is formed by the experiences it has before the age of 5, and women have “an almost universal control over childhood,” violence exists in the world because of the way women treat children.