• Judith Curry: Epistemology of Disagreement

    • Date: 18/02/11

    For the paper that I am writing on uncertainty and the IPCC, I am including a section on “Consensus, Disagreement, and Argument Justification.”  While googling around on this this topic, I encountered a fascinating body of work by Princeton philosopher Michael Kelly, which I find mind-blowingly relevant to the climate conflict.  Here are some excerpts from a […]

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  • 1974: Expanding Ice Cap And Himalayan Glaciers Threaten World’s Food Supply

    • Date: 18/02/11

    “Leading climatologists” explain that expanding ice caps, expanding glaciers, shrinking deserts, and cold temperatures threaten the food supply. We also know now from “leading climatologists” that shrinking ice caps, shrinking glaciers (gone by 2035) expanding deserts, and warm temperatures threaten the food supply. http://news.google.com/ RealScience, 18 February 2011

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  • Chancy Climate Policies May Cost Green Investors Trillions

    • Date: 16/02/11

    Mercer, a global financial services firm, has just issued a major new report on the risks of climate change on investment portfolios.  The report was produced with the help of the LSE Grantham Institute and the World Bank. A Reuters news story on the report says the following: Climate change could put trillions of investment […]

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  • Andrew Bolt: The Warmists’ Abuse Tells Me They’re Losing

    • Date: 15/02/11

    One of the Guardian’s five “environment bloggers” – five! – notes a new sign of desperation in the warmist movement: According to environmental activists planning a day of protests across the US tomorrow, “climate crank” is set to be the latest name added to the growing list – self-appointed, or otherwise – which already includes sceptic, denier, […]

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  • Beddington On Warpath

    • Date: 15/02/11

    The sight of a government chief scientific officer on the warpath is not a pretty one. Sir John Beddington, for it is he, is all a-quiver, enraged with the antics of pseudoscientists of all complexions: We are grossly intolerant, and properly so, of racism. We are grossly intolerant, and properly so, of people who [are] anti-homosexuality… […]

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  • Porky Pies In The New York Times

    • Date: 14/02/11

    I’ve made peace with the fact that many people want to believe things utterly unsupported by data, such as what Elisabeth Rosenthal writes in today’s New York Times, that intense storms and floods have become three times more common and increasing damage from such events is evidence of human caused climate change. Of course, people […]

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  • Wikileaks Hysteria Meets Peak Oil

    • Date: 11/02/11

    The energy blogosphere is in a tizzy over a series of Wikileaks cables that entertain the possibility that world is heading toward peak oil. The FT’s Energy Source goes with the headline “US fears Saudi Arabia cannot keep up with oil demand”, Fast Company settles on “WikiLeaks May Have Just Confirmed That Peak Oil Is Imminent”, […]

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  • 1818: “Remarkable Disappearance Of Ice At High Northern Latitudes”

    • Date: 10/02/11

    “Exceptional mildness” in Greenland (in1818) – when CO2 was 280 ppm. http://books.google.com/ Real Science, 10 February 2011

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