Jan 212016
  • Rape Facts and Falsehoods
    by James Agresti on 2018-10-05 at 07:45

    By James D. Agresti October 5, 2018 Abstract In this era of #MeToo and rampant sexual assault allegations, many media outlets, politicians, and scholars are misleading people about the prevalence of rape. They accomplish this by publicizing unscientific studies, mischaracterizing … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Washington Post’s Slander on Hurricanes and Climate Change
    by James Agresti on 2018-09-15 at 19:04

    By James D. Agresti September 15, 2018 The Washington Post editorial board has accused President Trump of being “complicit” in Hurricane Florence, because “he plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks” of “extreme weather,” and “he continues to dismantle … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Nation of Kiribati Is Growing, Not Sinking
    by James Agresti on 2018-09-10 at 18:41

    By James D. Agresti September 10, 2018 Journalists are traveling to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, because they believe that global warming is causing it to sink into the ocean, and it will soon be gone. However, the people … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Most Federal Employees Are Paid More Than Their Private-Sector Counterparts
    by James Agresti on 2018-09-04 at 15:25

    By James D. Agresti September 4, 2018 Compensation for federal, state, and local government employees cost U.S. taxpayers $1.9 trillion in 2016. This amounts to an average of $15,176 from every household in the United States. President Trump recently moved … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The “Monkey This Up” Libel
    by James Agresti on 2018-09-02 at 03:17

    By James D. Agresti September 1, 2018 Activists are calling a gubernatorial candidate racist for using the term “monkey this up.” The press is spreading these charges while failing to reveal that others have used this phrase in the same … Continue reading &rarr […]

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Jan 132016

Dr. Spencer is an internationally recognized climatologist who explains things like why we do not know whether man is causing any climate change or not.

Or, is the planet really warming all over?

Roy Spencer, PhD. Climate Change Research Scientist, Author, Former NASA Scientist

  • The Sorry State of Climate Science Peer Review, and Kudos to Nic Lewis
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-11-14 at 15:16

    For decades now those of us trying to publish papers which depart from the climate doom-and-gloom narrative have noticed a trend toward both biased and sloppy peer review of research submitted for publication in scientific journals. Part of the problem is the increased specialization of climate science (and other sciences in general), so that there […]

  • UAH Global Temperature Update for October, 2018: +0.22 deg. C
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-11-02 at 14:24

    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for October, 2018 was +0.22 deg. C, up a little from +0.14 deg. C in September: Various regional LT departures from the 30-year (1981-2010) average for the last 22 months are: YEAR MO GLOBE NHEM. SHEM. TROPIC USA48 ARCTIC AUST 2017 01 +0.33 +0.32 +0.34 […]

  • Florida Major Hurricane Strikes: Still No Trend
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-10-11 at 17:32

    Note: The first plot had Michael’s wind speed plotted incorrectly, which has been fixed. I’ve updated a plot of Florida major hurricane strikes since 1900 with Hurricane Michael, and the result is that there is still no trend in either intensity or frequency of strikes over the last 118 years: This is based upon National […]

  • New Record Low Tornado Count as of October 3
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-10-04 at 18:00

    NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center keeps a daily count of cumulative number of tornadoes in the U.S. each year, and recent years have had an unusually low number of tornadoes. As of October 3, the cumulative total for 2018 is 759; the previous lowest number of tornadoes for this date was 761. The SPC has records […]

  • UAH Global Temperature Update for September, 2018: +0.14 deg. C
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-10-02 at 14:31

    Globally, the coolest September in the last 10 years. The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for September, 2018 was +0.14 deg. C, down a little from +0.19 deg. C in August: This was the coolest September in the last 10 years in the global average. Some regional LT departures from the […]

  • My Tucker Carlson Interview Last Night, and Calling Out Bill Nye & James Hansen
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-09-15 at 15:26

    It didn’t last long, but I was interviewed in one segment on Tucker Carlson’s show of Fox News Channel last evening: Watch the latest video at foxnews.com The subject was Hurricane Florence and whether it could be blamed on President Trump (specifically) or humanity (more generally). You really can’t say much in only a couple […]

  • U.S. Major Landfalling Hurricanes Down 50% Since the 1930s
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-09-14 at 13:03

    While the wind, storm surge, and freshwater flooding from Category 1 Hurricane Florence will no doubt cause massive damage, we should remember that – historically speaking – major landfalling hurricanes were more frequent in past decades. Contrary to popular perception, the number of major hurricanes making landfall in the U.S. has dropped by an average […]

  • The 36 Costliest U.S. Hurricanes Have Not Increased in Intensity Over Time
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-09-12 at 14:57

    UPDATE: Includes all 36 most-destructive U.S. hurricanes in the U.S. Govt. report. As part of the 2nd edition of my Kindle e-book Inevitable Disaster: Why Hurricanes Can’t Be Blamed On Global Warming, I include the following graph, based upon data in a January 2018 U.S. Government report. In the top panel we see that the […]

  • My new Kindle book: Global Warming Skepticism for Busy People
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-09-12 at 14:25

    I sometimes get asked for a concise and accessible summary of my skeptical views on global warming. After a year or more of thinking and writing, my new Kindle book Global Warming Skepticism for Busy People is meant to fill that need. As a bonus, I guarantee it will be easier to understand than Neil […]

  • Hurricane Florence: Nature’s Business as Usual, Not Climate Change
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-09-10 at 14:20

    A potential new poster child for global warming ignores the lack of trend in major hurricane landfalls in the Carolinas. Although it is still 3-4 days away, rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence is increasing the threat of a major hurricane landfall somewhere within 120 miles or so of Wilmington, NC. If it reaches that area as […]

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Jan 132016

“In the realm of ideas there has been no better publication in Australia over the last fifty years than Quadrant magazine.”
— Former Prime Minister John Howard

  • Terrorism Studies
    by Roger Franklin on 2018-11-16 at 05:31

    Dr Anne Aly was quick to downplay the Bourke Street rampage as somehow less worthy of attention and action than domestic violence. To this specious argument add a possible breach of Section 44(iv) of the Constitution prohibiting MPs from holding offices of profit under the Crown. Keith Windschuttle reports […]

  • We’re Renovating. Please Bear with Us
    by Roger Franklin on 2018-11-11 at 08:15

    Quadrant Online won't see any updates for a few days. At long last we are replacing our ancient and creaking publishing system, a process which turns out to involve quite a bit of nerdwork to move decades of content to its new home. All going well, we should be up and publishing within a few days […]

  • Those Undefined Bollards of Peace
    by Roger Franklin on 2018-11-11 at 06:39

    Better, more precise use of language would not solve everything, but it would help society better navigate the obstacles of vague meaning and foggy perception. More people might come to appreciate the difference between allegations and evidence and be less likely to dunk witches. A straightforward politician might even impress voters […]

  • On Armistice Day, a Pilot Remembers
    by Roger Franklin on 2018-11-10 at 22:27

    Geoffrey Wellum's memoir does not glorify war. On the contrary it demonstrates its folly, cruelty and tragedy. On this day, November 11, it also serves as a reminder of all who bent their will to persist with something they hated in the name of a noble caus […]

  • Why Did We Do This to Australia?
    by Roger Franklin on 2018-11-10 at 00:09

    Sir Harry Gibbs' advice was succinct: '...a state is entitled to prevent the immigration of persons whose culture is such that they are unlikely readily to integrate...' That counsel was ignored and, once again, Allah's will has been inflicted on a society whose misguided generosity opened the gates […]

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Jan 052016

Independent Institute Articles Recent Articles and op-eds from the Independent Institute

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Jan 052016
  • Os destruidores da Líbia, agora «pela Líbia»

    Um crescente (símbolo do islamismo) representado como um hemisfério estilizado que, ladeado por uma estrela e as palavras «for/with Libya» (para/com a Líbia), representa “um mundo que quer colocar-se ao lado da Líbia”: é o logotipo da “Conferência para a … The post Os destruidores da Líbia, agora «pela Líbia» appeared first on Global Research. […]

  • VIDEO: I distruttori della Libia ora «per la Libia»

    Una mezzaluna (simbolo dell’islamismo) raffigurata come uno stilizzato emisfero che, affiancato da una stella e le parole «for/with Libya» (per/con la Libia), rappresenta «un mondo che vuole porsi dalla parte della Libia»: è il logo della «Conferenza per la Libia» … The post VIDEO: I distruttori della Libia ora «per la Libia» appeared first on Global Research. […]

  • VIDEO: Die Zerstörer Libyens sind jetzt „für Libyen“

    Ein Halbmond (ein Symbol des Islamismus), der wie eine stilisierte Erdhalbkugel gestaltet ist, die, flankiert von einem Stern und den Worten “für/mit Libyen”, eine Welt darstellt, die „auf der Seite Libyens sein will“ – das ist das Logo der von … The post VIDEO: Die Zerstörer Libyens sind jetzt „für Libyen“ appeared first on Global Research. […]

  • House Members Block Resolution to End Yemen War

    The US led war in Yemen has been ongoing almost as long as the one in Afghanistan – because both Republicans and Democrats oppose resolution in all US war theaters. On November 14 House Republicans blocked a resolution to end … The post House Members Block Resolution to End Yemen War appeared first on Global Research. […]

  • Video: Che Guevara Calls for “Good Relations with the US” (1964)

    * Note to readers: please click the share buttons above. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc.… The post Video: Che Guevara Calls for “Good Relations with the US” (1964) appeared first on Global Research. […]

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Jan 052016
  • Open Letter to the World on Climate Change

    This “Climate Change” discussion focuses on the basic data (average global temperature, atmospheric CO2 concentrations and changes in solar activity) and their relationships. The discussion approaches the subject from a logical, easy to understand non-ideological viewpoint. The deeper technical discussions are kept to a minimum. The discussion is also a great resource that points out sites that show you how much ice is in the Antarctic/Arctic, the trends of extreme weather, etc. (with links provided). You shouldn’t just rely on the media. The discussion does contain opinions but the focus is the data. And the data does not support CO2 as a primary driver of climate change. CO2 does play a role in “Climate Change” but the natural cycles (related to direct and indirect solar activity) dominate the historical data and will continue to dominate the earth’s future climate. Unfortunately, society is ignoring the coming Grand Solar Minimum. The associated cooling (already underway) will be far more negative than any warming due to CO2. […]

  • Testing the Tropical 200-300 mbar Warming Rate in Climate Models

    The tropical warming rate in climate models in the 200-300 mbar (9 to 12 km altitude) is compared to weather balloon measurement at a fundamental test of the models. Dr. McKirtick and Dr. Christy show that the average trend of the measurements is only about half of the climate models. They report a discrepancy across all runs of all models, taking the form of a warming bias at a sufficiently strong rate as to reject the hypothesis that the models are realistic. This means that the water vapour feedback is too strong in the models, and that they overestimate the warming due to greenhouse gas emissions. […]

  • Urban Heat Island Effect in China; Early and Current 20th Century

    This paper by Soon et al 2015 found that temperatures in rural China in the 1940s were higher than at the present. The mostly rural stations had the highest temperatures in the 1940s, and the most urbanized stations had the warmest recent period. The paper found that the homogenizing algorithms that are supposed to remove the UHI effect from the records actually blends the effect over all stations, which increases the temperatures of the least urban records. […]

  • The State of the World’s Beaches

    This paper examined the historical shoreline change trends using satellite images since 1984. The paper reports that 31% of the world’s ice-free shoreline are sandy or gavel. The study says that 24% of the world’s sandy and gravel beaches are eroding at rates exceeding 0.5 m/yr, while 28% are accreting more than 0.5 m/yr and 48% are stable. References to sandy beaches include gravel beaches. More sandy beaches are growing than are receding despite sea level rise. On a global scale, the world’s beaches have accreted on average 0.33 m/yr over the past three decades, i.e. a total gain of 3,663 km2. […]

  • Antarctic Specific Features of the Greenhouse Effect

    A research paper by the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Germany presents a radiative analysis of the greenhouse effect over central Antarctica using measurements and models to shows that the greenhouse effect of CO2 is around zero or even negative in central Antarctica. An increase in CO2 concentration leads to an increased long-wave energy loss to space over central Antarctica, which cools the earth-atmosphere system. The most negative greenhouse effect occurs in autumn with its peak in March, which is also the season with the strongest surface cooling. […]

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