CAGW Alarmism is Wrong

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

What do Climate Science, Jumbo Shrimp, and Government Intelligence have in common? They all are oxymorons – the two words in each phrase don’t go together.

I specifically want to address Climate Science. Alarmists like to say that the science is settled, but that is NOT the way science works – science is never settled. They like to say that a consensus of scientists agrees that CAGW will change life as we know it unless we rid the world of fossil fuels. Once again, that’s not how science works – consensus

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Newsbytes: World food production at record levels

Food prices should be falling in the US, but various subsidies and taxes are preventing that, to the detriment of all Americans, especially the poor.

Watts Up With That?

Despite all the gloom and doom from people like Paul Ehrlich and the warmers who say global warming will stunt food production, the reality is far different. It seems the increase in CO2 along with adaptive crop genetics may have combined to produce this bonanza.


Based on the latest forecasts for production and utilization, world cereal stocks at the close of crop seasons ending in 2015 would surge to 627.5 million tonnes, up 8.3 percent from an already large volume at the start of the season and its highest level in 15 years. Maize would account for the biggest increase, followed by wheat, while rice stocks are forecast to decline, albeit from a record level. The overall positive outlook, if realized, will result in the cereal stocks-to-use ratio increasing to 25.2 percent in 2014/15 from 23.5 percent in 2013/14, and the highest since 2001/02.

That’s the message on Tuesday…

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Adjustments & UHI Account for Most of the Rise in Temperatures

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg  By Bob Shapiro

The temperature record using the 1221 “official” weather stations in the US Historical Climatology Network, are not useful in determining whether there is any danger of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW), that is man-made global warming. We already have seen that over 90% of these stations cannot measure more closely than the nearest degree Celsius. (In 70% of these stations, the expected error is greater than 2 degrees C.)

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Preventing/Treating Ebola

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

The previous Re-Post on Ebola has prompted me to give some advice on what you can do to control this disease.

To help protect against an Ebola outbreak spreading, businesses, schools, clubs, and any other place where people gather, should require that, “If you have flu symptoms like Fever, Headache, Vomiting, Diarrhea, or skin eruptions – STAY HOME!”

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What would Thucydides do? How to create negative atmospheric pressure in the Ebola hot-zone

Watts Up With That?

While not our usual fare, I provide this guest essay for discussion without comment, as it is concerned with an issue of great interest and impact to millions of people – Anthony


Guest essay by Alec Rawls

Negative atmospheric pressure sounds climate related, but it is just an analogy to the inward draw of air that contagious disease laboratories and isolation rooms use to keep pathogens from escaping. The only way to make it safer for Ebola hot-zone residents to stay put and keep the current epidemic from spreading is to use immune survivors to separate and treat the sick, a strategy developed by the Greeks 2400 years ago, but our national policies are working ever more powerfully in the opposite direction, creating strong incentives for infected and possibly infected people to flee to the United States from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.  Given this rapidly changing climate of contagion…

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Fixing Primary Elections

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

After the 2008 Presidential Primary, some people told me they had registered Democrat at the polls (and then back to unenrolled) so that they could vote against Hillary. Others said they had registered as Republican so they could vote against Huckabee.

So, what is a primary election anyway? Very simply, it’s the process that official political parties use to decide which of several of their

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