• Has Royal Society Misled The Public?

    • Date: 11/06/10

    The Oxburgh “report” said that the eleven “representative” publications that it reviewed had been “selected on the advice of the Royal Society”. The eleven articles were so implausible a representation that it seemed scarcely credible that they could have been selected by any person with any expertise in the field. I asked the Royal Society […]

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  • Phishing, Bribery and Falsification: Combating the Complexities of Carbon Fraud

    • Date: 10/06/10

    Early this year, a group of rogue traders took advantage both of lax Internet security and Europe’s burgeoning carbon trading system to steal as much as $4 million. The crooks, posing as regulators, set up a fake but official-looking website, and used it to obtain carbon trading account information from companies and traders who thought […]

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  • How Consensus Science Is Funded

    • Date: 09/06/10

    Scientists at Europe’s leading research universities have expressed concern over the growing trend towards linking EU funding with pre-defined outcomes. Researchers fear political priorities will curb their scope for creativity and free thinking. EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has pledged to simplify European funding programmes and proposed asking scientists to meet […]

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  • U.S. Republicans Try Anti-Global Warming Themes Against Sen. Boxer and Other Democrats

    • Date: 08/06/10

    One of the Senate’s top sponsors of climate change legislation is being attacked for prioritizing “the weather” over terrorism, part of Republican attempts to use anti-global warming themes in several primary races ending with elections today. Carly Fiorina, who appears poised to win California’s Senate Republican primary race, is already turning her sights on Democratic […]

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  • Oxburgh Inquiry Descends Into Farce

    • Date: 06/06/10

    In response to my inquiry asking for a copy of any document setting out the terms of reference of the inquiry, Lord Oxburgh stated: I am afraid that I am not able to be very helpful as none of the documents about which you inquire exists. And later: The only written record, apart from any […]

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  • U.S. University At Center Of Battles Over Climate Change

    • Date: 03/06/10

    The ideological battle over global warming that heated up with last fall’s “Climategate” e-mail controversy has spilled over to the grounds of the University of Virginia. At the center of the latest skirmish are two former U.Va. professors who represent opposing views on the dangers of climate change. U.Va. has before it separate demands for […]

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  • CEI Lawsuit Seeks Climate Science Data Disclosure from NASA

    • Date: 01/06/10

    The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) said it filed a lawsuit (pdf) on May 27 to force NASA to produce records related to last year’s “ClimateGate” scandal ─ records the agency has refused to produce for nearly three years. In its complaint, CEI calls for government transparency about climate science, “particularly now, when debate about climate […]

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  • U. of Virginia Asks Court To Halt Attorney General’s Demand For Documents

    • Date: 28/05/10

    In a petition prefaced with lofty language from Thomas Jefferson, lawyers for the University of Virginia asked a state court on Thursday to stay or overturn an “unprecedented” demand by the state’s attorney general for more than a decade’s worth of documents related to a prominent climate researcher formerly on the university’s faculty. The researcher, […]

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