• 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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  • NASA Accused Of ‘Climategate’ Stalling

    • Date: 27/05/10

    The man battling NASA for access to potential “Climategate” e-mails says the agency is still withholding documents and that NASA may be trying to stall long enough to avoid hurting an upcoming Senate debate on global warming. Nearly three years after his first Freedom of Information Act request, Christopher C. Horner, senior fellow at the […]

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  • Climategate And The Scientific Elite

    • Date: 26/05/10

    The news that Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who popularized the idea of a link between the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine and autism, has been struck off the register of general practitioners in the United Kingdom testifies to the fact that, in many scientific fields, objectivity still reigns. Britain’s General Medical Council found that Wakefield […]

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  • BP and the Climategate Inquiry

    • Date: 21/05/10

    Four weeks ago, how many of you knew that BP was the largest oil and gas producer in the United States – larger than ExxonMobil? Put up your hands. Nobody? I didn’t either. How many of you had seen BP’s green advertisements – “beyond petroleum”, wind turbines turning lazily in a summer breeze – sort […]

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  • Beddington and the Oxburgh Inquiry

    • Date: 19/05/10

    The UK government has provided an incomplete response to Andrew Montford’s FOI request for copies of “correspondence or documentation” related to “the appointment of the [Oxburgh} panel or its deliberations”. However, even the incomplete information so far shows that UK government Chief Scientist John Beddington played a critical role. In addition, it contains the remarkable […]

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  • Hockey Stick Inquiry Defended: Attorney General Calls It Case Of Possible Fraud

    • Date: 19/05/10

    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said Tuesday that his investigation into the research activities of a former University of Virginia climate change scientist is about rooting out possible fraud and does not infringe upon academic freedom. “The same legal standards for fraud apply to the academic setting that apply elsewhere,” said Cuccinelli, who on Tuesday attended […]

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  • 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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