• Why Are So Many Old Scientists More Sceptical?

    • Date: 24/06/10

    Wisdom really does develop with increasing age, and it’s partly because the brain slows down, scientists say. Elderly brains are less ruled by emotions and impulse than those of hot-headed youngsters. As a result, thoughtfulness and wise thinking is allowed to flourish, research suggests. The conclusion is based on a series of studies on 3,000 […]

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  • Bob Ward: British Journalists Don’t Know ‘Difference Between Fact And Fiction’

    • Date: 23/06/10

    Naomi Oreskes, Bob Ward and Alexander Kirby discuss climate skeptics at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. “The statements from scientists are so greatly disconnected from the media in the USA because the journalists unknowingly and inaccurately repeat what was said,” explained American scientist Naomi Oreskes to the question regarding the possible reasons for the […]

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  • Climate Science After The ‘Hockey Stick’ Affair

    • Date: 22/06/10

    From the moment it appeared in 1999, it was clear the ‘hockey stick’ graph was going to be very, very important. The graph, which appeared in a paper by US climatologist Michael Mann and others published in 1999, is a reconstruction of global temperatures over the past thousand years. Since for most of that period […]

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  • John Christy: IPCC Lead Authors Are Gatekeepers

    • Date: 18/06/10

    Mr. Chairman and members of the IAC panel, thank you for inviting me to offer my views on the IPCC process. Five years ago the New York Times quoted me saying that an IPCC-like process, “… is the worst way to generate scientific information, except for all the others.” (23 Aug 2005) I now think […]

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  • IPCC Disinformation

    • Date: 17/06/10

    The slide above comes from the presentation of Hans von Storch to the InterAcademy Review of the IPCC, presented earlier this week in Montreal. The slide references the misrepresentation of the issue of disasters and climate change by the IPCC. von Storch is very clear in his views: IPCC authors have decided to violate the mission […]

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  • How To Improve The IPCC?

    • Date: 17/06/10

    A former head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that the organization should adopt a code of conduct and develop a mechanism to fix errors more quickly. On 15 June, Robert Watson, who chaired the IPCC from 1997 until 2002, testified before an independent review committee tasked with improving the credibility of […]

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  • David Henderson: Submission to the InterAcademy Council Review of the IPCC

    • Date: 15/06/10

    Submission to the InterAcademy Council Review of the IPCC Background I am Chairman of the Academic Advisory Council of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. On 26 May the InterAcademy Council invited the Foundation to submit written comments to the independent Review Committee. At the suggestion of the Director of the Foundation, Dr Benny Peiser, I […]

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  • InterAcademy Council Announces Speakers for IPCC Review Meeting

    • Date: 15/06/10

    Audio of Presentations Will Be Webcast Live The InterAcademy Council (IAC) committee conducting an independent review of the procedures and processes of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold its next meeting on June 15 at McGill University in Montreal. In a public session, the committee will hear scientists’ presentations on IPCC assessment […]

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