• Andrew Montford: Steig’s Method Massacred

    • Date: 08/02/11

    Ryan O’Donnell has posted a splendid pictorial guide to the oddities of Eric Steig’s method for creating trends in the Arctic. If you have been one of the people not following the story too well so far, here’s a little layman’s version of the posting, which assumes no prior knowledge. I hope this helps. There’s a […]

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  • Clean Coal: The Fallows Fallacy

    • Date: 08/02/11

    The United States has done little to develop clean coal technology—because there are few reasons for doing so. Longtime correspondent James Fallows recently penned a cover story in the Atlantic entitled “Dirty Coal, Clean Future” on the promise of so-called “clean coal” technology in China. While Fallows highlights certain promising and important developments in the […]

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  • Nurse Puts Science On Life Support

    • Date: 06/02/11

    Last Monday evening, BBC2 broadcast a Horizon programme with the title Science Under Attack. Both the title and the content of the programme were deeply misleading but, no doubt unintentionally, it may reveal far more about the scientific establishments confused and panic-stricken reaction to the onslaught of criticism that it has witnessed since the Climategate […]

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  • Stephen Ashworth: The Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory and the Hundred Million Year Outlook for Homo Sapiens

    • Date: 05/02/11

    Jan Zalasiewicz is a geologist at the University of Leicester. I have been trying to avoid reading his book The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave in the Rocks? (OUP, 2008), because I could tell from the title alone that it would wind me up. Now that I have read it, I find I […]

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  • Andrew Montford: Integrity In The Internet Age

    • Date: 04/02/11

    Barry Woods has interviewed James Delingpole about his experiences with the BBC and the results are up at WUWT. James’ own take on the affair is at the Spectator. The big news from the story is the degree to which Delingpole was misled about the programme by the Horizon producer, Emma Jay. This is the extract from […]

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  • BBC, Royal Society President Misled Public Over CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 03/02/11

    After the Paul Nurse programme the other day, eyebrows were raised over one of the claims in the show, namely that emissions from fossil fuel burning dwarfed natural emissions. Here’s an excerpt from the transcript: Bob Bindschadler: We know how much fossil fuel we take out of the ground. We know how much we sell. […]

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  • Global Warming Causes . . . Fall of American Empire

    • Date: 01/02/11

    Yep. Climate change caused everything that has ever happened. Bubonic plague – climate change. Thirty years war – climate change. Fall of the Roman empire – climate change. And now there’s a new one to add to the list of everything that is caused by global warming in one way or another. Oped News has […]

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  • How global Warming Became Political Poison

    • Date: 01/02/11

    The chic World Economic Forum at Davos once considered global warming the greatest of threats to the planet: “We are getting huge demand from our members to place climate change and issues of environmental security at the very heart of the programme,” said Dominic Waughray, head of environmental initiatives at the World Economic Forum (WEF). But […]

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