Monday, February 11, 2013

Dumb Scientist – Crash course on climate change
Unfortunately, the species that will thrive are mainly pests like insects and jellyfish.
Twitter / [Scott "Super" Mandia]
Steve McIntyre, a man who has done nothing to advance climate science & everything to slow it down.
Science research: three problems that point to a communications crisis | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional
Retraction is exploding, replicability of research diminishing, and our measure of journal quality is farcical, argues Curt Rice
Retraction rates have increased tenfold in the past decade after many years of stability. According to a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, two-thirds of all retractions follow from scientific misconduct: fraud, duplicate publication and plagiarism.

More disturbing is the finding that the most prestigious journals have the highest rates of retraction, and that fraud and misconduct are greater sources of retraction in these journals than in less prestigious ones.
Climate change impacts absent from FEMA's redrawn NYC flood maps - Health Wires -
Scientists say that by the 2080s, sea levels off the city's coast could rise by as much as 5 feet from melting glaciers

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