My Review of Exploring Creation With Earth Science

Normally, the only new titles I review from my former publisher are those that I originally wrote or had an important hand in developing. So far, I have reviewed six of them (here, here, here, here, here, and here). However, I feel compelled to review this new title, for two main reasons. First, I have … Continue reading “My Review of Exploring Creation With Earth Science”

My Opinion on Harvard’s Initial Sun-Dimming Experiments

A reader sent me this article and asked for my comments on it. For some reason, the experiment that is discussed therein escaped my attention, but I read a more detailed discussion of it and found it to be quite intriguing. Essentially, a team of Harvard scientists wants to know if they can block some … Continue reading “My Opinion on Harvard’s Initial Sun-Dimming Experiments”

Failed Predictions of Climate Alarmists

In 1988, the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on the greenhouse effect and global climate change (transcript here, digitized version here). In that hearing, Dr. Michael Oppenheimer (atmospheric physicist and senior scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund) testified about the impending doom that were are all facing if we … Continue reading “Failed Predictions of Climate Alarmists”

Do Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Cause Warming or Vice-Versa?

We know that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. In other words, we know it absorbs infrared radiation coming from earth’s surface, warming the atmosphere. In fact, as far as we can tell, it’s what makes the earth warm enough to support life. It is thought that if there were not enough carbon dioxide in … Continue reading “Do Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Cause Warming or Vice-Versa?”

How Preconceptions Influence Science

In its Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report Summary for Policymakers, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated: It is extremely likely that more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010 was caused by the anthropogenic increase in greenhouse gas concentrations and other anthropogenic forcings together. (p. … Continue reading “How Preconceptions Influence Science”

This Study Says That More Carbon Dioxide Will Not Cause Much More Warming

Carbon dioxide absorbs the infrared radiation that the earth emits, trapping it before it leaves the planet. This warms up the atmosphere, making the earth a haven for life. Obviously, then, the more carbon dioxide we put into the atmosphere, the warmer it will get, right? Not necessarily! As I tell my high school and … Continue reading “This Study Says That More Carbon Dioxide Will Not Cause Much More Warming”

Yet Another Mistake Made in Climate Models

When you read or listen to the news, you are faced with dire predictions about global warming, aka “climate change.” For example, ABC news states: Global warming will be twice as severe as previous estimates indicate, according to a new study published this month in the Journal of Climate, a publication of the American Meteorological … Continue reading “Yet Another Mistake Made in Climate Models”

Another Illustration of How Little We Know About Climate Forecasting

When you read about global warming, aka “climate change,” you often hear about climate models that tell us the world will reach dangerously high temperatures if people don’t sharply reduce their use of carbon-dioxide-emitting energy sources. However, these models are built using our current understanding of climatology, which is incomplete at best. As a result, … Continue reading “Another Illustration of How Little We Know About Climate Forecasting”

Will Scientists Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth?

One of my former students sent me an article from The Telegraph, a news outlet in the UK. The headline reads: Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists The article was written in February of 2017, so the student wanted to know if there would really be living woolly … Continue reading “Will Scientists Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth?”