Call it a natural consequence of a fundraising and advocacy strategy that’s based on continuously coming up with new and creative ways to scare the hell out of the general public.
Last week, the watchword happened to be “earthquakes,” with activists opposed to responsible shale development seizing on an as-yet-unreleased U.S. Geological Survey report as “proof” that the hydraulic fracturing process causes the earth to shake off its axis.
How many teachers teach what they teach on climate because their bosses tell them to stick to the curricula? How many climate curricula creators create what they create because government tells them to? How many governments insist on what they insist upon on climate because their trusted authorities tell them to? Authorities such as Nature magazine.
Funny how the ice core records analyzed by Chylek (as opposed to the largely climate model exercise of Booth et al.) and show the AMO to be both oscillatory and multidecadal—and to be exhibiting such characteristics long before any possible human influence.
Judith Curry’s words “By publishing this, Nature seems to be looking for headlines, rather than promoting good science” seem to ring loud and true in light of further observation-based research.
May God rest the soul of Nature.
“A lot of studies talk about the year 2050 when ocean acidification becomes a problem,” for sea life, said lead author Alan Barton, production manager at the Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery on Netarts Bay. “It showed up five years ago for us,” and almost put the hatchery out of business.