Good news from David Colquhoun‘s blog DC’s Improbable Science. Thanks in part to David’s relentless poking around, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) has abandoned its homeopathic “medicine” degree. The university blames “low recruitment.”
The internet has been full of speculation about the late start of Solar Cycle 24, with some voices predicting an abrupt drop in global average temperatures associated with a prolonged sun spot minimum, like one that affected temperatures in the early nineteenth century.
While it was quickly rebutted within the mainstream scientific community, the speculation has continued to provide a source of comfort for those who remain skeptical about global warming.
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