• The Gift Of Coal

    • Date: 01/01/11

    I was given a bar of ChoCOALate in my stocking this Christmas. Much amusement was had by all. But the growing dependence of the world on coal is beginning to get a recognition that has been more evident in the denial of it’s long-term role as a base fuel for the last couple of years. And […]

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  • It’s Science! Conservatives’ Brains Are More Primitive …

    • Date: 30/12/10

    Drop everything and click over to Jonah Lehrer’s New Yorker piece on The Truth Wears Off: Is there something wrong with the scientific method? This eminently quotable article well summarizes what I have been raving about for years: that scientists are too damn certain of themselves. (Not me, natch’.) Except for climatology, whose worst-case predictions are too good to […]

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  • Time For Global Warming Lobby To Admit They Could Be Wrong, Says Meteorologist

    • Date: 29/12/10

    Here’s something you’ll never hear from the Met Office. Joe Bastardi, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, has laid into the the global warming lobby for making absurd claims, especially their assertion that the cold weather is caused by global warming. First he told Fox Business Network last week that: “These folks claiming that global warming […]

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  • NASA-Made Global Warming

    • Date: 26/12/10

    I don’t feel hugely energetic right now in terms of writing anything very complicated. As a simple exercise, I decided to quickly revisit the everchanging Hansen adjustments, a topic commented on acidly by E.M. Smith (Chiefio) in many posts – also see his interesting comments in the thread at a guest post at Anthony‘s, a […]

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  • Computer Models ‘Always Sweep Dirt Under The Carpet’

    • Date: 25/12/10

    This Christmas, a bevy of elegant models are on display. Not just the long-legged female variety (although you can see those at this season’s parties in New York); instead, regulators, bankers and investors have been flaunting their own smart models, as they attempt to predict what 2011 might deliver. But as this economic catwalk gets […]

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  • “The Winters Of Our Youth Are Unlikely To Return”

    • Date: 22/12/10

    It was amusing to see that the most viewed item on the Independent’s website yesterday was the article “Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past” from 2000.Similar claims have been made by the BBC, of course. In February 2007 the BBC World Service’s One Planet devoted an episode to warmer winters. Here’s the […]

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  • Climate Psychics: 10-Year-Old Snow Prediction Fails Miserably

    • Date: 21/12/10

    A decade ago, a scientist with the Climatic Research Unit at East Anglia said snow would be rare in Britain within a few years. But plenty has fallen in 9 of the last 10. On New Year’s Eve, a local radio station aired a brief report about an alleged psychic making her 2010 predictions. The […]

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  • Patrick Henningsen: Another Record Breaking Winter. So What Happened To Global Warming?

    • Date: 19/12/10

    Britain and Europe have been hit hard for the third straight record-breaking winter season. Labeled by experts as the coldest winter in 100 years and set to blow well into 2011, it is already raising some very interesting questions about the new ideological split we are witnessing throughout society in the much celebrated green debate. Tonight Britain braces itself […]

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