• No Cause For Alarm Over Sea Level Or Ice Sheets

    • Date: 11/11/10

    By Professor Cliff Ollier, School of Earth and Environment, University of Western Australia John Le Mesurier’s recent article in On Line Opinion, “The Creeping Menace”, re-hashes the alarmism about rising sea levels. Much has happened, however, since Al Gore scared the world with visions of metre high seas flooding New York. First, there is still […]

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  • Interview With Vincent Courtillot

    • Date: 09/11/10

    Encounter with a passionate scientist and a committed citizen: Vincent Courtillot, geoscientist, professor at Paris-Diderot University in Paris Science: Vincent Courtillot fell inside when he was small… Son of two physicists, graduates from the small but renowned school of “Industrial Physics and Chemistry of the City of Paris”, at an early age, he crossed the […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Victory On Ocean Acidification

    • Date: 09/11/10

    There is a hilarious letter in today’s Times from three FRS professors about my recent article on ocean acidification. Despite conceding the factual truth of my article in detail, they tell me to brush up on chemistry then give no examples of me getting anything wrong. They concede my point that any shift of acidity […]

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  • Vincent Courtillot: The Climate Report by the French Academy of Sciences

    • Date: 05/11/10

    Following a strange petition signed by hundreds of self-designated climate scientists addressed to the French minister of research and asking her to disavow what they viewed as erroneous and aggressive positions against them by Claude Allègre and myself, the minister decided on April 1st to ask the Academy of Sciences (of which we both are […]

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  • Phil Jones And the China Network

    • Date: 04/11/10

    Muir Russell told the Sci Tech Committee that the Muir Russell panel “fully investigated” the allegations about the Chinese network of Jones et al 1990. This was totally untrue. Not only did Muir Russell panel fail to “fully” investigate, as was the case on too many other issues, Muir Russell didn’t investigate at all. In […]

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  • Clouds Play X-Factor In Global Warming Predictions

    • Date: 02/11/10

    It is a little-known but significant fact that about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by clouds at any given time. But not all clouds are the same; different types of clouds affect the Earth’s climate differently. While some types of clouds help to warm the Earth, others help to cool it. Currently, […]

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  • Climategate: Did Jones Delete Emails?

    • Date: 27/10/10

    It turns out that Muir Russell didn’t bother asking, since that would have exposed Jones to potential liability. But in a surprising new turn of events, it seems that VC Acton sort-of did what Muir Russell was supposed to do – ask Jones whether he had deleted emails. The Guardian reports Acton’s testimony as follows: […]

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  • Muir Russell Tries to Cooper Up Website

    • Date: 26/10/10

    In preparation for his appearance at the SciTech Committee, Muir Russell has, at the last possible minute, attempted to cooper up his webpage by amending the list of FOI requests to include the David Holland FOI request for off-balance-sheet IPCC review comments that prompted Phil Jones’ notorious delete-all-emails request. Amazingly, this request had been left off […]

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