Now entering its 16th year, JunkScience.com is both moving forward and returning to its roots.
On the one hand we are moving to a more frequent posting regime, becoming more reference/researcher friendly and enabling comment and discussion. More on that latter point in a moment.
On the other hand JunkScience.com is returning to its roots, taking on “all the junk that’s fit to debunk.” For far too long, we — and most everyone else — have been consumed by the mother of junk science battles, the enhanced greenhouse or “catastrophic manmade global warming” scam. While climate alarmism is rightly dying, it is not dead yet — and so we will continue to point out the junk en passant. Gradually coming online, too, is our ultimate debunking resource, Debunkosaurus.com.
For those who rely on or are simply interested in JunkScience.com‘s monthly updated plots of the major global temperature times series, these will still be maintained, although you will need to update your bookmarks to reflect a change in domain from JunkScience to JunkScienceArchive.com/… The entire static site will remain available under the archive domain name, doubtless there will be some inconvenience as search engines take time to reflect that change.
About our comment and discussion feature, some people want a say, some don’t and unfortunately some others — out of sheer malice, dementia or pecuniary/political interests — seek to interrupt or subvert said discussions. Ideally all discussion should be completely free and unfettered, but Internet trolls and paid agents of scammers and promoters of junk science are a fact of life. Consequently we have decided to try simply requiring a name and valid email address (which will not be revealed or distributed) and first post moderation.
Once you have had a post cleared through moderation you should be good to go without further ado. Of course, this opens the field to trolls and harassers of all description so moderators will apply an immediate, arbitrary and permanent block on posting by that identity. By this means, we hope to have open discussion and reasoned debate. From time to time we will even post an open thread for reader initiated discussions. Your argument can be passionate as long as it is also reasoned and fact-based. We will keep the comment facility open as long as users play nice.