Summer Beach Photos are “Tiananmen Square” for Climate Change – Watts Up With That?

Essay by Eric Worrall h/t fretslider; According to The University of Exeter, having fun in Summer masks concern about “climate breakdown”, and impedes climate action. ‘Fun in the sun’ photos are a dangerous distraction from the reality of climate breakdown Saffron O’NeillSat 14 May 2022 17.00 AEST Think of the images that defined our understanding … Read more

Climate Change Killed off Ancient Rome’s Herbal Viagra – Watts Up With That?

Essay by Eric Worrall New Hampshire professors claim the ancient Silphium herb herb died from climate change, not because greedy Romans picked every last plant. Caesar’s favorite herb was the Viagra of ancient Rome. Until climate change killed it off Perfume, tonic – even love potion – silphium was prized by the ancient Romans, but … Read more

The Big Naomi Oreskes Hole in PBS Frontline’s Part 3 “The Power of Big Oil” Train Wreck – Watts Up With That?

From The Gelbspan Files Russell Cook Predictably, Frontline’s Part 3 program offered viewers only half or less of the full story they were telling, which is why the program as a whole could be labeled “disinformation,” but the program lost all the focus it had in Parts 1 and 2 on the ‘corrupt fossil fuel … Read more

Disinformation Becomes an Art Form, And – A Government Department. What Could Go Wrong? – Watts Up With That?

From the BOE REPORT Terry Etham I’m not a fan of making predictions of any specificity, because there are usually way too many variables at play for anything of consequence. Trying to guess the price of oil at YE 2022 leaves me speechless despite the pathetically large number of hours I spend trying to understand … Read more

NASA Telescopes Support Event Horizon Telescope in Studying Milky Way’s Black Hole – Watts Up With That?

From NASA The main panel of this graphic contains X-ray data from Chandra (blue) depicting hot gas that was blown away from massive stars near the black hole. Two images of infrared light at different wavelengths from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope show stars (orange) and cool gas (purple). These images are seven light years across … Read more

Wrong, CNN, AP, NYT, etc., Climate Change Did Not Cause South Africa’s Tragic Floods – Watts Up With That?

ClimateREALISM By H. Sterling Burnett -May 13, 2022 A Google news search for the term “climate change,” over the past few days turns up dozens of stories in corporate media outlets blaming climate change for recent deadly floods in South Africa. Although many of the stories accurately captured the pathos of the human tragedy resulting … Read more