• BP’s Analysis Of CRU Emails

    • Date: 09/07/10

    Were some of you waiting with interest to the BP analysis of CRU email promised in the March 20, 2010 meeting of the Muir Russell Team – see here DE [David Eyton, BP Group Vice President, Research & Technology] presented an analysis (to be published on completion of the Review) of the emails which were the […]

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  • Roger Pielke Jr: Russell Review And The IPCC

    • Date: 08/07/10

    The Muir Russell Review is out (here in PDF), and it has plenty in it for everyone on all sides of the debate over the East Anglia emails to crow about and to complain about. It has some strong rebukes of the scientists involved in the emails and dismisses many, but accepts some, of the […]

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  • Back To The Drawing Board For Climate Modellers

    • Date: 06/07/10

    The Max Planck Institute in Jena, Germany has just put out a press release in English on a new study on the role of terrestrial ecosystems in the global carbon cycle: A new balance for the global carbon balance. If anything, the report shows there remains lots of uncertainty in the science that many like […]

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  • Alligators, Fire Insurance, Ignorance, And Risk

    • Date: 04/07/10

    A while ago, I was sauntering along one of our local beeches with a physicist. There are three outstanding things abut this guy, he is very clever, very tall, and an excellent walker with whom I’ve spent many days in the mountains, winter and summer, and in all kinds of conditions. We were talking about […]

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  • Down with Doom: How the World Keeps Defying the Predictions of Pessimists

    • Date: 02/07/10

    When I was a student, in the 1970s, the world was coming to an end. The adults told me so. They said the population explosion was unstoppable, mass famine was imminent, a cancer epidemic caused by chemicals in the environment was beginning, the Sahara desert was advancing by a mile a year, the ice age […]

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  • Deutsche Welle’s Journalism For Dummkopfs Conference

    • Date: 30/06/10

    Ulli Kulke of the German online Die Welt national newspaper has written a piece: How Sceptics Are To Be Converted. He reports on the recent Global Media Forum held by German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle dubbed “The Heat Is On – Climate Change and the Media”, see here for background and here. According to Kulke the real objective of the forum: The media […]

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  • Newton And Sea Level Rise

    • Date: 26/06/10

    By how much would sea-level rise if the Greenland ice sheet disappears ? Probably quite a lot, but not in Germany, or in North Western Europe for that matter. There, sea level would virtually unaffected. To formulate it a bit provocatively, Greenland is for Western Europeans irrelevant. They should be rather observing Antarctica more closely. […]

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  • The Wisdom of Solomon

    • Date: 22/06/10

    As part of his ongoing investigations into the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, David Holland has used FoI to get hold of a pile of emails from Professor Brian Hoskins, then of the University of Reading and now at Imperial College.  Readers will remember that Professor Hoskins amusingly rubber-stamped the list of papers chosen by UEA for […]

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