• Met Office Spins Itself Deeper Into The Hole

    • Date: 11/01/11

    This story really gets to the heart of the Met Office’s desperation to rewrite history. As has been mentioned on several blogs elsewhere, Steve Connor writing in the Independent today, tries to hold the line against those who have circulated the now infamous article written by Charles Onians and published by the Independent in 2000 titled: […]

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  • Ministry of Truth: Independent Newspaper Channels Orwell

    • Date: 10/01/11

    The Independent, the British newspaper that published the now infamous article in 2000 proclaiming that Snowfalls Are Now Just A Thing of the Past has entered a surreal and Orwellian world with the publication of an article that seeks to reinterpret what the article was actually claiming. The article by Steve Connor, who last year claimed […]

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  • Anita Acavalos: The Myth of Under-Provision Of Science By The Free Market

    • Date: 08/01/11

    One of the recurring myths propagated by today’s mainstream economists is that scientific research requires government funding in order to give society the maximum contribution possible. They start from the correct argument that scientific research is a fundamental link in the chain leading to development, but arrive at the incorrect conclusion that due to its […]

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  • Steve McIntyre: More Data Refusal – Nothing Changes

    • Date: 07/01/11

    Phil Jones and his coauthors in the recent multiproxy study (Neukom et al 2010, (Climate Dynamics) Multiproxy summer and winter surface air temperature field reconstructions for southern South America covering the past centuries) did not archive proxy data in the Supplementary Information. Many proxy series used in the study are not otherwise publicly archived. I […]

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  • Apocalyptic Enthusiasm And The Royal Society

    • Date: 05/01/11

    On the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society we reflect on how it first successfully promoted science as a sober and reasonable force serving society by dampening the prevailing apocalyptic ‘enthusiasm’ at large in Restoration England, and how the Society’s relationship to fearful prognostations was recently reversed when it came to promote apocalyptic environmentalism. This […]

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  • Why Climate Change Reminds Me of a T.S. Eliot Poem

    • Date: 05/01/11

    Time present and time pastAre both perhaps present in time future,And time future contained in time past —T.S. Eliot, Burnt Norton Many people have commented that climate change has come to be what philosophers and logicians call a “non-falsifiable hypothesis,” that is, a theory or belief that explains everything and is therefore impossible to be contradicted […]

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  • The Year Of The Sceptic?

    • Date: 04/01/11

    The Guardian have annouced that ’2010 was the Year of the [climate] Sceptics‘. But, says the Guardian, sceptics should not sleep easy in their beds; ‘science’ is making a comeback… By contrast, 2011 could just see the triumph of science, for two reasons. First, the facts are increasingly stark. 2010 looks set to equal or exceed […]

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  • 2010: The Year That Climate Alarmism Melted

    • Date: 03/01/11

    It was the year that climate-change alarmism (aka anthropogenic global warming alarmism) died, a passing all the more noteworthy because it seemed so unlikely 12–15 months ago. Few ideas in all of history had the salience and durability that warming alarmism used to have. Higher temperatures and accumulating carbon would bring planetary catastrophe–all our fault by using the dense […]

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