• Everything You Know About Climate Proxies May Be Wrong

    • Date: 05/12/14
    • Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill

    Well, well. Look what Steve McIntyre has found. After all those years of sceptics calling for tree-ring series to be updated so as to provide out-of-sample validation of their effectiveness as proxies, and all those years of mainstream climatologists telling us how this couldn’t happen because of the cost and difficulty, one of the key series […]

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  • EU Climate Policy Boomerangs: Subsidizes Coal, Gas

    • Date: 03/12/14
    • Marlo Lewis, GklobalWarming.org

    As I write, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is holding a hearing on climate policy. In his testimony, Dr. Benny Peiser, director of the UK-based Global Warming Policy Foundation, argues that the European Union (EU) badly miscalculated when it decided, in the early 2000s, that development of a low-carbon economy based on renewable sources would make Europe […]

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  • Has The Royal Society Abandoned Science?

    • Date: 29/11/14
    • Paul Matthews, The IPCC Report

    The Royal Society, formerly a highly regarded institution, is increasingly abandoning science in favour of political propaganda. Its latest piece of scaremongering, Resilience to extreme weather, is packed full of emotive images of floods   and completely vacuous graphics like this: (there are at least 4 such meaningless diagrams) but contains virtually no science. In the […]

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  • Ross Clark: Why Don’t We Hear About The Beneficial Side Of Climate Change?

    • Date: 29/11/14
    • Ross Clark , The Spectator

    Two headlines on successive days speak volumes about the scaremongering which is endemic in the way in which learned bodies disseminate information on climate science. Yesterday, the Royal Society published a report, Resilience to Extreme Weather, predicting that by 2090 four billion people around the world each year will be subjected to heatwave events, with dire […]

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  • Groups And Herds: Implications For The IPCC

    • Date: 26/11/14
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.

    Once again we see convincing arguments for devil’s advocate and contrarian teams in group assessments The social psychology of groups conducting scientific assessments (e.g. the IPCC) is a topic that in my opinion does not receive sufficient attention.  For background, here are some previous CE posts: Importance of intellectual and political diversity in science No consensus […]

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  • Lower Oil Prices Carry Geopolitical Consequences

    • Date: 20/11/14
    • Straford Global Intelligence

    The amount of oil production that has come online over the last four months is staggering. As a result, the price of Brent crude oil has fallen by nearly 25 percent. Since mid-June, the price of Brent crude oil has fallen by nearly 25 percent — going from a high of $115 to about $87 a […]

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  • Climategate Anniversary

    • Date: 17/11/14
    • Paul Matthews, The IPCC Report

    Today is the 5th anniversary of the start of the ‘Climategate’ incident. Here’s a brief summary of what happened, plus IPCC-related issues raised and some thoughts on how it affected the opinion of scientists and the public. On 17th November 2009, comments appeared on a number of sceptic blogs such as here at the Air Vent. […]

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  • Why Does Lord Deben Misreport The Science Of Extreme Weather?

    • Date: 17/11/14
    • Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill

    The appointment of Lord Deben as the government’s chief adviser on climate change matters was always something of a nonsense. As somebody who knows little or nothing of science, let alone climatology, his appointment was always more about sending out messages to target voters than the provision of meaningful or useful information. As if to […]

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