• 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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  • When Extreme Weather Becomes Climate Change

    • Date: 30/08/10

    Floods in Pakistan have left millions homeless and at least one-fifth of the country inundated. In Russia, droughts have sparked wildfires that sent crippling smog over main cities, claiming scores of lives while destroying crops and costing billions of dollars in damage. The extreme weather of 2010 is likely to be remembered in these regions […]

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  • Harvard Researcher May Have Fabricated Data

    • Date: 28/08/10

    Harvard authorities have made available information suggesting that Marc Hauser, a star researcher who was put on leave this month, may have fabricated data in a 2002 paper. “Given the published design of the experiment, my conclusion is that the control condition was fabricated,” said Gerry Altmann, the editor of the journal Cognition, in which […]

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  • The Guardian Apologises For Misleading Attack On Andrew Montford

    • Date: 25/08/10

    This article was amended on 20th August 2010 following a complaint from Andrew Montford to make it clear that we did not mean to imply that Andrew Montford deliberately published false information in order to support the arguments made in his book. We apologise if such a false impression was given.  see: Bishop Hill, […]

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