• Statisticians Slam ‘Random’ Global Warming Hockey Stick

    • Date: 26/11/10

    Hockey stick controversy re-opens with statisticians taking on climate scientists as Cancun climate conference gets under way. Major doubts have been raised about the reliability of the historical temperature record by two US statisticians in a paper that has yet to be published but has already provoked a strong response from leading US climate scientists. […]

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  • Climategate Whitewash: UEA & Russell Panel Are A Joke

    • Date: 24/11/10

    David Holland has asked me to post some details of a letter he has received from UEA via WhatDoTheyKnow. David is away this evening. The letter appears to be a direct response to the guest posting here yesterday and can be seen here. It outlines two errors in UEA’s recent FOI response, although only the first […]

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  • Never-Ending Climategate Shenanigans

    • Date: 23/11/10

    This is a guest post by David Holland: Late last Friday afternoon, the University of East Anglia released some further information that should be of interest to anyone who has followed the minutiae of Climategate. There is, for instance, a breakdown of the costs of the Russell Review at the end of the response letter. However, of […]

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  • Roger Kerr: The ‘Climategate’ Scandal Should Not Be A Surprise

    • Date: 19/11/10

    Terence Kealey, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham in Britain, is an interesting and iconoclastic scholar. A scientist (biochemist) himself [and a member of the GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council], his book The Economic Laws of Scientific Research challenges the idea that science is a public good requiring government subsidies. Last month I heard Professor Kealey […]

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  • Kracked Up Over Kratatoa: Models Have It All Wrong

    • Date: 18/11/10

    It was all the rage a few years back to claim that long ago volcanic eruptions—for instance Krakatoa in 1883—were still acting to mask a large fraction of the oceanic warming that should have occurred because of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. The epitome of this argument was published in Nature magazine, by an all-star cast of […]

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  • Ramesh: ‘Dependence On British Climate Modellers Has Cost Us’

    • Date: 17/11/10

    Even as the Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment — dubbed “the Indian Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)” — released its first report on the impact of climate change in four regions of the country, it admitted that significant research gaps and lack of extensive databases were hampering Indian climate science. Long-term localised data […]

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  • The $82 Billion Prediction

    • Date: 15/11/10

    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune has an revealing article today about the creation in 2006 of a “short-term” hurricane risk prediction from a company called Risk Management Solutions.  The Herald-Tribune reports that the prediction was worth $82 billion to the reinsurance industry.  It was created in just 4 hours by 4 hurricane experts, none of whom apparently […]

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  • World’s Forests Can Adapt To Climate Change, Study Says

    • Date: 12/11/10

    According to a study of ancient rainforests, trees may be hardier than previously thought. Carlos Jaramillo, a scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), examined pollen from ancient plants trapped in rocks in Colombia and Venezuela. “There are many climactic models today suggesting that … if the temperature increases in the tropics by a […]

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