Science

When The Model Models Itself (Watts Up With That?)

Submitted by John Graffio on Fri, 08/11/2017 - 00:58
Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Eric Worrell posted an interesting article wherein a climate “scientist” says that falsifiability is not an integral part of … now that’s bizarre madness to me, but here’s what she says: It turns out that

So What Happened to the Science? (Watts Up With That?)

Submitted by John Graffio on Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:00
John Ridgway, “There is something fascinating about . One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.” Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi It is tempting to speculate what a resurrected Mark Twain would

Claim: Climate Science Does Not Have to be Falsifiable (Watts Up With That?)

Submitted by John Graffio on Thu, 08/10/2017 - 16:00
Guest essay by Eric Worrall How do you falsify a climate model? Australian National University Climate scientist Sophie Lewis acknowledges that climate models are not falsifiable – yet claims we should trust them anyway. Climate change has changed the way

Paid to publish: It’s not just China (Retraction Watch)

Submitted by John Graffio on Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:05

A recent pre-print showed that scientists in China can earn up to $165,000 to publish a paper in a top journal, but that’s not the only place where researchers can get some extra cash. Recently, we conducted an informal search

Drilling set to begin in British shale (Watts Up With That?)

Submitted by John Graffio on Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:00
From UPI Cuadrilla Resources says its drilling rig is on site and ready to tap into a natural gas basin in Lancashire. By Daniel J. Graeber    |   July 28, 2017 at 8:14 AM   July 28 (UPI) — With