Did we really go to the Moon?

was the moon landing faked

The “Moon Landing was a Hoax” claim is a very old trope these days, so much so, that it is a popular bit of cultural mythology. Are there really people who seriously embrace such conspiracy thinking? Very much indeed yes. To grasp that you need to remember that we live in a world where some … Read more Did we really go to the Moon?

NASA: June 2019 was hottest ever June

Hottest June ever recorded

Back on 5th July I was writing about the release of data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). This official EU body had data that reported that June 2019 was the hottest June ever recorded on planet earth. It was the first of various datasets. The latest update is that the NASA GISS data … Read more NASA: June 2019 was hottest ever June

Can we be confident that NASA are right?

NASA GISTEMP for April 2019

Via NASA, we have the GISS Surface Temperature Analysis. This is an estimate of global surface temperature change that is issued around the middle of every month and gives us a chart that shows us what is going on. Here for example is the illustration by NASA of 2018 in context … A bit of … Read more Can we be confident that NASA are right?

NASA Satellites Reveal Major Shifts in Global Freshwater

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A study was published last Wednesday in Nature by NASA. This is an analysis of freshwater that reveals that Earth’s wet land areas are getting wetter and dry areas are getting drier. Why? It is due to a variety of factors. This includes … human water management climate change natural cycles. Here is a time-lapse … Read more NASA Satellites Reveal Major Shifts in Global Freshwater

There is going to be a Flat Earth conference

flat earth

A local paper reports that Cary in North Carolina is going to host a conference of Flat Earth believers in Nov, and no doubt they will come flocking from all around the globe to attend. There are of course people who promote the idea, not because they actually believe, but simply for a laugh and … Read more There is going to be a Flat Earth conference

What does NASA GISTEMP Data for May 2017 tell us?

NASA maintains the GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP) data set, and so on a monthly basis there is an update. What exactly is GISTEMP? GISTEMP is an estimate of global surface temperature change. They collect raw data files from NOAA GHCN v3 (meteorological stations), ERSST v4 (ocean areas), and SCAR (Antarctic stations). This is all then combined. … Read more What does NASA GISTEMP Data for May 2017 tell us?