• Climate Sceptics: Men Behaving Badly

    • Date: 18/05/10

    The person who was most instrumental in debunking Climategate scientist Michael Mann‘s hockey stick chart, Steve McIntyre of Climate Audit, said last night that he did not believe his scientific misrepresentations rose to the level of fraud. At the Heartland Institute’s Fourth International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago, McIntyre delivered a compelling account of his adventures in trying […]

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  • Climategate Affair May End Up In Court

    • Date: 16/05/10

    The University of Virginia has hired the big law firm Hogan Lovells to help the school evaluate its options in responding to a civil subpoena from the state attorney general seeking documents related to the work of a former professor. It’s the strongest indication yet that the school is seriously considering fighting the subpoena in […]

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  • The Climategate Chronicle

    • Date: 14/05/10

    To what extent is climate change actually occuring? Late last year, climate researchers were accused of exaggerating study results. SPIEGEL ONLINE has since analyzed the hacked “Climategate” e-mails and provided insights into one of the most unprecedented spats in recent scientific history. Is our planet warming up by 1 degree Celsius, 2 degrees, or more? […]

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  • Pachauri: IPCC Will Continue To Rely On Green And Grey Literature

    • Date: 14/05/10

    A team of economists and scientists began a review of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change after the Nobel-prize winning body was criticized for errors on melting Himalayan glaciers and flooding. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, which oversees climate science for the UN, told the 12 reviewers that his panel had made […]

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  • Pat Michaels: Such A Deal!

    • Date: 14/05/10

    I see that my colleague Sallie James has already blogged on the inherent protectionism in the Senate’s long-awaited cap-and-tax bill.  A summary was leaked last night by The Hill. Well, we now have the real “discussion draft” of  “The American Power Act” [APA], sponsored by John Kerry (D-NH) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT).  Lindsay Graham (R-SC) used to […]

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  • Attorney General’s Risky Climate Science Investigation

    • Date: 10/05/10

    The fallout from the so-called ‘climategate‘ email affair has metastasized yet again, this time into a highly controversial investigation by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, who is examining the research practices of a former University of Virginia climate scientist. The civil investigation seeks to determine whether Michael Mann, a prominent specialist in the planet’s climate […]

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  • University Of Virginia: Attorney General’s Actions ‘Directly Threaten Academic Freedom’

    • Date: 06/05/10

    The Executive Council of the Faculty Senate of the University of Virginia has now weighed in on Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s civil investigative demand, which sought a wide range of documents dealing with the work the climate scientist Michael Mann. Mann’s former colleagues write that the “unusual” request appears to be motivated by a difference […]

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  • State Attorney General Demands Mann’s Hockey Stick Files

    • Date: 04/05/10

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II is demanding that the University of Virginia turn over a broad range of documents from a former professor to determine whether he defrauded taxpayers as he sought grants for global warming research. The civil investigative demand asks for all data and materials presented by former professor Michael Mann when […]

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