• 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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  • WSJ: Global Warming With the Lid Off

    • Date: 24/11/09

    ‘The two MMs have been after the CRU station data for years. If they ever hear there is a Freedom of Information Act now in the U.K., I think I’ll delete the file rather than send to anyone. . . . We also have a data protection act, which I will hide behind.” So apparently […]

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  • Hiding evidence of global cooling?

    • Date: 24/11/09

    The Washington Times, Editorial, 24 November 2009: Scientific progress depends on accurate and complete data. It also relies on replication. The past couple of days have uncovered some shocking revelations about the baloney practices that pass as sound science about climate change. It was announced Thursday afternoon that computer hackers had obtained 160 megabytes of […]

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  • Copenhagen will fail – and quite right too

    • Date: 22/11/09

    Nigel Lawson – The Times, 23 November 2009 Exactly a fortnight from today, the United Nations climate change conference opens in Copenhagen. Its purpose is (or was) clear: to agree a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. Under Kyoto, all those developed nations that ratified the treaty (all, in practice, except the […]

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