• Oxburgh Inquiry Descends Into Farce

    • Date: 06/06/10

    In response to my inquiry asking for a copy of any document setting out the terms of reference of the inquiry, Lord Oxburgh stated: I am afraid that I am not able to be very helpful as none of the documents about which you inquire exists. And later: The only written record, apart from any […]

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  • U.S. University At Center Of Battles Over Climate Change

    • Date: 03/06/10

    The ideological battle over global warming that heated up with last fall’s “Climategate” e-mail controversy has spilled over to the grounds of the University of Virginia. At the center of the latest skirmish are two former U.Va. professors who represent opposing views on the dangers of climate change. U.Va. has before it separate demands for […]

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  • CEI Lawsuit Seeks Climate Science Data Disclosure from NASA

    • Date: 01/06/10

    The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) said it filed a lawsuit (pdf) on May 27 to force NASA to produce records related to last year’s “ClimateGate” scandal ─ records the agency has refused to produce for nearly three years. In its complaint, CEI calls for government transparency about climate science, “particularly now, when debate about climate […]

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  • U. of Virginia Asks Court To Halt Attorney General’s Demand For Documents

    • Date: 28/05/10

    In a petition prefaced with lofty language from Thomas Jefferson, lawyers for the University of Virginia asked a state court on Thursday to stay or overturn an “unprecedented” demand by the state’s attorney general for more than a decade’s worth of documents related to a prominent climate researcher formerly on the university’s faculty. The researcher, […]

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  • NASA Accused Of ‘Climategate’ Stalling

    • Date: 27/05/10

    The man battling NASA for access to potential “Climategate” e-mails says the agency is still withholding documents and that NASA may be trying to stall long enough to avoid hurting an upcoming Senate debate on global warming. Nearly three years after his first Freedom of Information Act request, Christopher C. Horner, senior fellow at the […]

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  • Climategate And The Scientific Elite

    • Date: 26/05/10

    The news that Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who popularized the idea of a link between the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine and autism, has been struck off the register of general practitioners in the United Kingdom testifies to the fact that, in many scientific fields, objectivity still reigns. Britain’s General Medical Council found that Wakefield […]

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  • BP and the Climategate Inquiry

    • Date: 21/05/10

    Four weeks ago, how many of you knew that BP was the largest oil and gas producer in the United States – larger than ExxonMobil? Put up your hands. Nobody? I didn’t either. How many of you had seen BP’s green advertisements – “beyond petroleum”, wind turbines turning lazily in a summer breeze – sort […]

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  • Beddington and the Oxburgh Inquiry

    • Date: 19/05/10

    The UK government has provided an incomplete response to Andrew Montford’s FOI request for copies of “correspondence or documentation” related to “the appointment of the [Oxburgh} panel or its deliberations”. However, even the incomplete information so far shows that UK government Chief Scientist John Beddington played a critical role. In addition, it contains the remarkable […]

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