• The Great Bjorn Lomborg Volte-Face

    • Date: 31/08/10

    We are told, breathlessly and repeatedly, in The Guardian, that Bjorn Lomborg has recanted and is now fully on board with the “OMG we’re all gonna die!” wing of the environmental movement over climate change. Oh Aye? From his first book, The Skeptical Environmentalist: I shall argue further that an economic analysis of the costs and benefits […]

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  • Dennis Bray: The Post-Modern Solution To Global Warming

    • Date: 29/08/10

    OK. The fun is over. (It was fun though!) Science sometimes has to be serious. And what is more serious than the global warming issue. And I believe there may be a solution. And, after eating many helpings of humble pie, I have to say that the answer might lay in post modern methodology. (Yes, […]

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  • A Litmus Test For Met Office Meeting

    • Date: 26/08/10

    There is a meeting scheduled September 7-9 2010 in the United Kingdom in Exeter titled Surface temperature datasets for the 21st Century This meeting has a set of white papers to frame the meeting. However, at the very start of the meeting, it presents the bias of the organizers of this meeting as they write “To meet […]

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  • Bill Gates’s Climate Heresy

    • Date: 25/08/10

    Bill Gates—through his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—revolutionized the health world by focusing vast amounts of money on diseases of the developing world that hadn’t responded to traditional philanthropy. (That’s why TIME put Gates, his wife Melinda and U2 frontman Bono on the cover as People of the Year in 2005.) Lately, though, Gates has turned his attention […]

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  • Still Cooling: Sea Surface Temperatures Continue Fall

    • Date: 23/08/10

    Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) measured by the AMSR-E instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite continue the fall which began several months ago. The following plot, updated through yesterday (August 18, 2010) reveals the global average SSTs continue to cool, while the Nino34 region of the tropical east Pacific remains well below normal, consistent with La Nina […]

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  • Andrew Montford: Glaring Inaccuracies And Misrepresentations

    • Date: 20/08/10

    … but not mine. Firstly, one should always accentuate the positive first, so I am going to praise Bob Ward for eschewing the words “denier” and “denialist”. This is a good thing and will help elevate the tone of the debate. I assume this was his idea rather than something that was forced upon him by […]

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  • What Is The Difference Between President Bush and President Obama?

    • Date: 19/08/10

    […] The preliminary 2010 US data indicates that the United States in in fact not decarbonizing but recarbonizing (and to emphasize, it is preliminary).  You can see this in the figure above.  The Department of Energy provides an explanation (and see this post from earlier today): Forecast economic growth combined with increased use of coal […]

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  • Scientists Say Global Warming Could Increase Food Production

    • Date: 18/08/10

    It’s hard to keep track of all the futurist predictions whether the next several decades are going to be utopian or dystopian. Still, when it comes to global warming, we so often hear nothing but dire predictions of doom, it is refreshing that some scientists have concluded that higher temperatures could actually contribute to increased […]

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