• CRU: There’s A New Ice Age Coming!

    • Date: 10/12/10

    The article below appeared in the “Windsor Star” on Sept. 11, 1972. Hubert Lamb, the director of the CRU in 1972 says that the overall temperature trend they were forecasting was definitely downwards. Lamb warns that there may be “minor upward fluctuations” but he says we shouldn’t be misled by these into thinking the earth […]

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  • Irony Alert: The Unusually Chilly Global Warming Summit

    • Date: 10/12/10

    Cancun is hosting the U.N. conference on man-made climate change — amid record cold temperatures. As negotiators from nearly 200 countries met in Cancun to strategize ways to keep the planet from getting hotter, the temperature in the seaside Mexican city plunged to a 100-year record low of 54° F. Climate-change skeptics are gleefully calling Cancun’s weather […]

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  • Global Warming Causes Cancer

    • Date: 09/12/10

    Thanks to the Daily Mail, we learn of new “research” which says that global warming causes cancer. Melting glaciers and ice sheets are releasing cancer-causing pollutants into the air and oceans, scientists say. The long-lasting chemicals get into the food chain and build up in people’s bodies – triggering tumours, heart disease and infertility. It had […]

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  • Al Fin: Why Do Greens Hate and Fear Clean, Abundant Energy?

    • Date: 08/12/10

    New Republic recently admitted that, “Utopian environmentalism…is a form of escapism and disengagement from reality.” The extremists scoff at science and would apparently prefer scarcity so that bureaucratic rationing will enforce a change in American lifestyles. Instead of producing more of the cheap, abundant energy that fueled America’s dynamic growth, the extremists who support and surround […]

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  • Venezuela’s Chavez Blames Capitalism For Heavy Rain

    • Date: 06/12/10

    President Hugo Chavez blamed “criminal” capitalism on Sunday for global climate phenomena including incessant rains that have brought chaos to Venezuela, killing 32 people and leaving 70,000 homeless. Worst hit is the coastal area of the South American OPEC member nation where millions live in precarious hillside shantytowns and mudslides have been toppling rickety houses. […]

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  • The Economist’s Eco-Astrologer

    • Date: 06/12/10

    Here’s a letter I sent to the editor of The Economist: Sir, Last winter, we were told by scientists that it was `stupid’ to take the cold weather as evidence against global warming. Yet this winter you are quite happy to speculate, entirely against the consensus view, that the cold weather is evidence for global […]

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  • BBC Future: The Orwellian Solution?

    • Date: 04/12/10

    As readers know, I have been keeping a close eye on the BBC’s review of science coverage, to which TonyN and I have made a submission. Science coverage on the television was also the subject of a recent lecture at the Royal Television Society (H/T Martyn in the comments) and it’s hard to believe that […]

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  • Why Nature Can’t Be Trusted On Climate Change

    • Date: 03/12/10

    Do some of you remember Steig et al 2009, a pre-Climategate Nature cover story? Like so many Team efforts, it applied a little-known statistical method, the properties of which were poorly known, to supposedly derive an important empirical result. In the case of Steig et al 2009, the key empirical claim was that strong Antarctic […]

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