• Lord Oxburgh Caught In The Headlights

    • Date: 10/09/10

    Yesterday I watched the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee questioning Lord Oxburgh. Once the official transcript becomes available I expect that this will cause quite a stir. If there was any doubt before that his inquiry was a fiasco, then there can be none now. What follows are a few notes based […]

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  • Oxburgh: UEA Misled MPs On Climategate Inquiry

    • Date: 08/09/10

    The vice-chancellor of the University of East Anglia gave “inaccurate” information to MPs when he told them that the university was setting up an inquiry into the reliability of key scientific climate change papers produced by his researchers, according to the man who led the inquiry. Lord Oxburgh told MPs on the science and technology […]

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  • Temperature Records To Be Made Public

    • Date: 05/09/10

    Climate scientists are to publish the largest ever collection of temperature records, dating back more than a hundred years, in an attempt to provide a more accurate picture of climate change. The UK Met Office is leading the project to create a new set of temperature records from around the world. The move is being […]

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  • They Sow The Wind And Reap The Whirlwind

    • Date: 02/09/10

    Political Science – We grow some strange politicians here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, none stranger than our chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II. He swept into office last January and within days had begun a crime-fighting crusade against Federal health care legislation and university policies barring discrimination based on sexual orientation. […]

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  • British Parliament Reconvenes Climategate Hearings

    • Date: 02/09/10

    The Science and Technology Committee will hold an oral evidence session following-up to the previous committee’s report on the disclosure of climate data from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. The session will be on: Wednesday 8 September 2010 at 10.30 am Thatcher Room, House of Commons The Committee will take […]

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  • Freedom Is an Academic Right, Not A Business Privilege

    • Date: 01/09/10

    Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II, the attorney general of Virginia, issued administrative subpoenas earlier this year to the University of Virginia — a corporation created and run by the state — seeking documents related to the work of former professor Michael Mann, a co-author of the so-called hockey stick graph cited by proponents of anthropomorphic global […]

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  • Cuccinelli Gets Another Shot At Michael Mann

    • Date: 30/08/10

    Albemarle County Circuit Court Judge Paul M. Peatross, Jr., ruled Monday that academic researchers at the University of Virginia are not immune from investigations into the use of state funds under Virginia’s Fraud Against Taxpayers Act.   That’s doesn’t quite match the spin put forth by Talking Points Memo (“Judge Rejects Cuccinelli’s Subpoena Of UVA […]

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  • Judge Rules Against Cuccinelli in Climategate Affair

    • Date: 30/08/10

    A judge ruled today that Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli hasn’t shown the University of Virginia has documents relevant to his fraud investigation against former U. Va. climate scientist Michael Mann. In a six-page decision, Albemarle County Judge Paul M. Peatross Jr. also ruled that the attorney general also has not sufficiently “stated the nature of […]

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