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8 September 2011

Science, The Tea Party and The Dunning-Kruger Effect.

Ed Maibach and Anthony Leiserowitz at GMU, and the Yale Center for Climate Change Communication have released a fascinating study of the opinions of different political party members on climate change. This is all the more fascinating because it defines the Tea Party as a separate group and asks some interesting questions about climate science. Take a look at the highlights from the survey below and see if you notice …

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John Cook at Skeptical Science Wins Eureka Prize

John Cook has won a well deserved Eureka Prize in Australia.  His website has done much to dispel the many myths about climate change that those with a political axe to grind love to spread. It is amazing how many will believe an absolutely ridiculous falsehood if repeated loudly and constantly. Skeptical Science is a one stop misinformation killer that uses real science to dispel the myths. I’ve been proud …

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Sun Unleashes Second X-Class Flare in 24 Hours

The Solar Dynamic Observatory captured the flare at 2256 GMT, just over 24 hours after yesterday’s X 2.1 flare. The NOAA X-ray flux shows it as well and the indication is this will reach the X class level. The last two flare are already causing widespread radio disruptions. Here is an update from the NOAA SWPC: 2300Z, September 7, 2011 – Twenty four hours after unleashing an R3 (Strong) Solar …

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