• 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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  • 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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