• Lord Turnbull Publishes Devastating Critique Of The Coalition’s Climate Policies

    • Date: 27/05/11

    Scepticism about climate change takes at least four forms: Some sceptics don’t believe that the climate is changing. Others believe that climate is changing but it isn’t ‘man-made’. Some believe that climate change is happening but they don’t believe government action can make a difference. Some believe that government might be able to make a […]

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  • IPCC: Peer-Review? What Peer-Review?

    • Date: 26/05/11

    Something has happened at the super-transparent world-bettering organization called the IPCC that Hilary Ostrov who has been yanking and tugging and pulling at this, says in wry Canadian understatement: A disappointing but not unexpected result,… What is this something? You must remember the ‘review of the IPCC’ conducted by a body called the Interacademy Council? The […]

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  • Judith Curry: Freedom of Information

    • Date: 26/05/11

    Some interesting issues this week regarding Freedom of Information (FOI), related to Michael Mann and the UVa and also some statements by Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society. Michael Mann and the UVa Steve McIntyre reports the following regarding the FOIA requests from ATI regarding Michael Mann’s emails at the University of Virginia: A consent […]

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  • President Of Royal Society Bemoans Freedom Of Scientific Information

    • Date: 26/05/11

    It’s rather as if the science has taken a leave of absence from the Royal Society and only the scientists remain. The Guardian has one of those articles with no comments thread, usually a sure sign that they have written something…disputable. The subject is an interview they have done with Sir Paul Nurse about FOI […]

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  • Judith Curry: More Tornado Madness

    • Date: 25/05/11

    Catastrophic weather events are being misused to support the case for global warming action. With the tragic damage and loss of life in Joplin, the tornado madness continues unabated.   Here is the latest from Roy Spencer, Bill McKibben, and Joe Romm. Roy Spencer Rather than spouting “gut feelings” and making back of the envelope arguments,Roy […]

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  • IPCC: Half of Renewable Energy is Wood, Charcoal, and Animal Dung

    • Date: 23/05/11

    The IPCC recently released the Summary of a report about renewable energy. Both Pielke Jr. and Donna Laframboise have mentioned it, and once the final report comes out at the end of the month I’m sure we’ll hear more about it. However, in looking over the report I was stunned to find out what the IPCC considers as […]

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  • Private Equity Backing Out Of Green Sector

    • Date: 21/05/11

    Just as private equity houses are found to be ramping up their interest in the oil and gas sector, they are at the same time backing out of green energy and cleantech, worried about the possibility of a green bubble forming. A survey by Rothstein Kass showed 24 per cent of more than 200 PE fund […]

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  • Sound, Fury And The Policy Of Climate Change

    • Date: 20/05/11

    Last week, in fulfillment of a 2008 Act of Congress, our National Academies of Science published “America’s Climate Choices” [ACC], another in a numbing succession of groupthink reports predicting the end of the world unless the U.S. dramatically reduces its emissions of carbon dioxide. Pronto. Documents like this aren’t really intended to change anyone’s mind. […]

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