Podcast: Vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit explains the ‘dos and dont’s’ of battling scientific misinformation — Genetic Literacy Project

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Balanced, Static Nature: The Grand Illusion — Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

Change is natural and normal. Let us eat, drink, and be merry.

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The Fantastic Work of the Trump Department of Interior — JunkScience.com

I had the privilege of attending a public policy briefing at the Department of Interior this week. Secretary Dave Bernhardt shared with us these slides spotlighting the fantastic deregulatory work he is doing. The following slides are courtesy of the Department of Interior.

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Apocalypse Deferred — Watts Up With That?

This discussion with Mark Steyn is the only time Steve McIntyre, Ross McKitrick, and Anthony Watts have appeared together on stage. It occurred while on the Alaskan Mark Steyn Club Cruise in September.~cr From Mark Steyn online. Joining me for the discussion were three people at the forefront of pushing back against Michael E Mann…

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Latest EPA science transparency proposal leaked to NYTimes; Key air quality junk science to be banned unless data is made public — JunkScience.com

Here it is. Please review and send me your thoughts. Supposedly this is what will be sent to the White House for review and approval. This is my favorite part so far: If true, this would mean the the Harvard Six City and Pope ACS studies are history and won’t be used by EPA again.…

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EPA is cleaning up its act with new, science-based, transparent data that can be verified and replicated by independent researchers. No one should object to better data methods unless they want to block advances in science or support embedded myths of environmentalism. The Harvard Six City study was begun in 1974 and followed participants for 15 years. It used questionnaire type surveys of participants and followed up with spirometry testing and death dates/causes.  Death rate only varied by 2 years for most and least polluted cities, which could be a statistical fluke.  It has been 40 years since the study was ended, so confidentiality should not be a problem, except to redact names.

This new proposed ruling by the EPA, along with ending the Linear No Threshhold method of risk determination should be celebrated in the scientific and medical communities. It means more research, not less, and more accurate data overall.

How Lord Monckton’s Conundrum can be used to calculate maximum climate sensitivity to CO2 — Watts Up With That?

Thought Experiment; Guest post by Bob Irvine How Lord Monckton’s Conundrum can be used to calculate maximum climate sensitivity to CO2. What follows is a discussion only. Introduction; The IPCC defines Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS) “…as the global average surface warming following a doubling of carbon dioxide concentrations. It is likely to be in the…

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