• From Climategate To Guardiangate

    • Date: 06/08/11

    David Leigh of the Guardian has been added to the list of UK journalists who’ve engaged in phone hacking and other illegal/unethical conduct. Some of the more questionable conduct by UK journalists has involved their acquisition of information from police that police were not legally entitled to disclose either for payment or as a favour. […]

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  • No Wonder The Public No Longer Trust Climate Alarmists

    • Date: 04/08/11

    Kevin Trenberth recently expressed his consternation at the breakdown in Team defensive zone coverage that enabled publication of Spencer and Braswell: “I cannot believe it got published,” said Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Trenberth and Phil Jones were Cover 2 in the rock-solid IPCC AR4 defense. Readers will […]

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  • Professor Jones Is Angry

    • Date: 02/08/11

    Steve Jones appears somewhat irked at the criticism that has flowed his way since the publication of his review of the BBC’s science coverage. Referring to the demonstration by Alfred Russel Wallace of the curvature of the Earth he expounds Wallace was described as a “pitiful dastard… a swindler and impostor, a coward and a liar” […]

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  • 1799: Thomas Jefferson, Noah Webster And The First Global Warming Debate

    • Date: 31/07/11

    Jefferson was not only the first Republican, he was the first to raise concern about global warming – another anomaly. As you can tell by noting the weather four times even when they were debating the most important decision of their lives, Jefferson was obsessed with weather. As I wrote in Like Freedom? Thank A Scientist […]

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  • How The IPCC Defines ‘Distinguished Scientist’

    • Date: 28/07/11

    Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), appears to be on a media tour intended to rehabilitate both his own reputation and that of the organization he leads. Yesterday’s article in the UK’s Telegraph may turn out to be one of a series of similar stories (backup link here). Unfortunately, there’s every indication […]

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  • Climate Change, Green NGOs, Nazis And Chris Huhne

    • Date: 25/07/11

    Chris Huhne tends to reach reflexively for Nazi metaphors when confronted with dissenting opinions. When the Conservatives left the EPP, he asserted that William Hague had been “touring the beer cellars of central Europe” for allies. During the AV referendum, he likened supporters of the established electoral method to Goebbels. Now he says that people […]

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  • The IPCC’s Assessment Of The Greenpeace Renewable Energy Scenario

    • Date: 20/07/11

    The following is a discussion of what can be considered as serious systemic errors in the IPCC’s ‘SRREN’ – a report that examined ‘renewable’ energy usage scenarios into the future. It is divided into two serial parts (I & II) – one leading into another. Look at the compared 4 scenarios, as summarized in this […]

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  • Some Common Global Warming Fallacies

    • Date: 18/07/11

    The level of debate on global warming is shriekingly poor. Not that I have any hope of convincing the world to reject bad logic, but here are some of the more common fallacies making the rounds. The Consensus Appealing to “the” consensus is a form of the appeal-to-authority fallacy, but it is more so a […]

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