• UEA “Welcomes” Untrue Muir Russell Finding

    • Date: 12/09/10

    Shortly after the release of the Muir Russell report, I criticized their wrongheaded and untrue finding that there had not been an outstanding FOI request at the time of the notorious Jones’ request to delete all emails seeking information on IPCC correspondence that, in Fred Pearce’s words, was a ‘subversion” of IPCC policy on openness […]

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  • MPs Mull ‘Climategate Enquiries’ That Failed To Enquire

    • Date: 10/09/10

    Might the University of East Anglia now rue its handling of the Climategate affair? An MP tells us that the University has ignored instructions given to it by the House of Commons Science Committee earlier this year, and MPs were given misleading impressions. “Everybody on the Committee last time asked that there be no gaps […]

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  • 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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