• Daniel Henninger: Science Is Dying

    • Date: 03/12/09

    WSJ: Surely there must have been serious men and women in the hard sciences who at some point worried that their colleagues in the global warming movement were putting at risk the credibility of everyone in science. The nature of that risk has been twofold: First, that the claims of the climate scientists might buckle […]

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  • Roger Harrabin’s Questions For CRU Inquiry

    • Date: 02/12/09

    BBC News: What will be the purpose or purposes of the University of East Anglia (UEA) inquiry into the stolen e-mails from its Climatic Research Unit (CRU), and who will be its chair? We should know in the next couple of days. But how much detail will we know? And how far has the university […]

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  • David Davis: We Need A Mature Debate On Climate Policy

    • Date: 02/12/09

    The Independent: As the dignitaries gather for the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, dark clouds are gathering over environmental policies. Copenhagen itself has been presaged by troubling signals that it will be harder than usual to get agreement. These will probably be resolved, but it is debatable whether that will make any real difference. In Rio […]

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  • Roger Pielke Jr: The Implications of the CRU Affair

    • Date: 01/12/09

    The New York Times: Roger A. Pielke Jr. is a political scientist at the University of Colorado who has long focused on climate and disasters and the interface of climate science and policy. He has been among those  seeking some clarity on temperature data compiled by the  Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, […]

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  • 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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