Posts filed under “UnScience”

US Navy Chief Oceanographer: I Was Formerly a Climate Skeptic

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Longer form video from U.S. Navy, RADM David Titley

Category: Science, UnScience, Video

Global Warming Debate is No Debate At All

Funny thing happens sometimes when you look at who the witnesses are in a public policy debate . . .   These Groups Say The Danger Of Manmade Global Warming Is A . . . FACT FRAUD U.S. Agency for International Development United States Department of Agriculture National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration National Institute of…Read More

Category: UnScience

Ending the Silence on Climate Change

Climate change communication expert Anthony Leiserowitz explains why climate change gets the silent treatment, and what we should do about it.

January 4, 2013

Category: UnScience, Video

QOTD: On Bias, Correlation and Objectivity

I love the way this unfolds: Someone did a study — I have no idea if its serious or not –  that suggested eating more chocolate improves a nation’s chances of producing Nobel Prize winners. One of the Nobel prize winners responded with the appropriate amount of snark: “Eric Cornell, who won the Nobel Prize…Read More

Category: Humor, Mathematics, Psychology, UnScience

A Closer Look at Mythology

Knocking on wood & getting no reply. Source: This is indexed

Category: Digital Media, UnScience

Ice Melting at North AND South Poles

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The collapse of an ice bridge at the South Pole and record thinning of Arctic ice at the North Pole, indicate the global climate is warming faster than thought, and prompts international calls for action.

April 6

Category: UnScience, Video

Climate of Doubt

Watch Climate of Doubt on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

Category: UnScience, Video

Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

 

Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. According to Bill Nye, aka “The Science Guy,” if grownups want to “deny evolution and live in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine, but don’t make your kids do it because we need them.”

Transcript after the jump

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Category: UnScience, Video

Innumerate Claim of the Day: NASA Scientists Dispute Climate Change

So I get this email from a colleague today offering me “proof” that global warming is a scam. His “overwhelming evidence”? A letter from 49 former NASA Scientists. NASA is in open revolt over climate change! Wow, 49 Scientists? That’s really impressive (at first glance!) Let’s see if it holds up to scrutiny. Whenever I…Read More

Category: Mathematics, Psychology, UnScience

Heads Up: I am traveling all of next week

Those of you who have been blog readers for a long time know the uncanny correlation between my travel and market dislocations. The ugliest example was the flight back from Dallas to NY during the flash crash. Landed — hmmmm, down 300 — but had no idea what happened. January 2009, February 2011, August 2011…Read More

Category: Markets, Travel, UnScience