• FT: CRU scientists can no longer be trusted

    • Date: 30/11/09

    Financial Times: In my previous post on Climategate I blithely said that nothing in the climate science email dump surprised me much. Having waded more deeply over the weekend I take that back. The closed-mindedness of these supposed men of science, their willingness to go to any lengths to defend a preconceived message, is surprising […]

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  • The worst scientific scandal of our generation

    • Date: 28/11/09

    The Sunday Telegraph: Our hopelessly compromised scientific establishment cannot be allowed to get away with the Climategate whitewash, says Christopher Booker.A week after my colleague James Delingpole, on his Telegraph blog, coined the term “Climategate” to describe the scandal revealed by the leaked emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit, Google was […]

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  • Climate Change at The Economist

    • Date: 28/11/09

    Editorial: Why political orthodoxy must not silence scientific argument“WHAT is truth?” That was Pontius Pilate’s answer to Jesus’s assertion that “Everyone that is of the truth heareth my voice.” It sounds suspiciously like the modern argument over climate change. A majority of the world’s climate scientists have convinced themselves, and also a lot of laymen, […]

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  • Secrecy in science is a corrosive force

    • Date: 28/11/09

    Financial Times: With no disrespect to sausages and laws, Bismarck’s most famous aphorism clearly requires updating. “Scientific research” is bidding furiously to make the global shortlist of things one should not see being made. Understandably so. Sciences at the cutting edge of statistics and public policy can make blood sports seem genteel. Scientists aggressively promoting […]

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  • ‘Cap and Trade is Dead’

    • Date: 27/11/09

    The Wall Street Journal: The recently disclosed emails and documents from University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit compromise the integrity of the United Nations’ global warming reports. So declares Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, taking a few minutes away from a Thanksgiving retreat with his family. “Ninety-five percent of the nails were in the coffin […]

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  • GWPF ‘will resonate with millions of people’

    • Date: 25/11/09

    The debate is so polarised, with both sides so closed off to the views of others, that no sane person wants to listen any more. So I welcome the cool-headed intervention of Lord Lawson and his new think tank, the Global Warming Policy Foundation, as a forum for re-energising the debate, and damping down hysteria. […]

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  • Richard Feynman: Cargo Cult Science – A Timely Reminder

    • Date: 25/11/09

    We’ve learned from experience that the truth will come out. Other experimenters will repeat your experiment and find out whether you were wrong or right. Nature’s phenomena will agree or they’ll disagree with your theory. And, although you may gain some temporary fame and excitement, you will not gain a good reputation as a scientist […]

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  • On Temper Tantrums and Integrity

    • Date: 24/11/09

    By Professor Philip Stott:  I am normally a fan of David Aaronovitch, but his piece in today’s The Times attacking Lord Lawson, Dr. Benny Peiser, and the new Global Warming Policy Foundation is dreadful, more like a child having a temper tantrum in the Day Nursery than a comment from a mature journalist. Sadly, however, […]

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