• 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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  • U.S. Judge To Rule On Climategate Affair

    • Date: 21/08/10

    A team of lawyers for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, a vocal skeptic of global warming, went to court Friday to further his investigation into whether former University of Virginia professor Michael Mann manipulated data to show that there has been a rapid, recent rise in the Earth’s temperature. Lawyers from the attorney general’s office […]

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  • Next Round In U.Va. Vs. Cuccinelli

    • Date: 18/08/10

    Four groups filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the University of Virginia’s request to set aside Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s investigation into the records of climatologist Michael Mann, a former U.Va. professor. In addition to the ACLU, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the American Association of University Professors, and the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection […]

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  • New Paper Casts Further Doubt On ‘Hockey Stick’

    • Date: 16/08/10

    There is a new and important study on temperature proxy reconstructions (McShane and Wyner 2010) submitted into the Annals of Applied Statistics and is listed to be published in the next issue. According to Steve McIntyre, this is one of the “top statistical journals”. This paper is a direct and serious rebuttal to the proxy reconstructions of Mann. […]

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  • Data Sharing: A Lesson For Climate Science

    • Date: 13/08/10

    In 2003, a group of scientists and executives from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the drug and medical-imaging industries, universities and nonprofit groups joined in a project that experts say had no precedent: a collaborative effort to find the biological markers that show the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in the […]

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  • Ross McKitrick: Response To The Climategate Inquiries

    • Date: 11/08/10

    News broke on or around November 19 2009 that a large archive of emails and files from the Climate Research Unit had been released on the internet. The contents of the files were sufficiently disconcerting to the public, governments and university administrations to prompt the establishment of a number of inquiries. This paper reviews the […]

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