• Ross McKitrick: Fix The IPCC Process

    • Date: 28/08/10

    After the Climategate emails scandal of last winter, and discoveries of some embarrassing errors in the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), its chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, asked the Inter-Academy Council (IAC) to review IPCC procedures. The IAC is a little-known branch of the Inter-Academy Panel, itself a little-known committee that connects national […]

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  • How Adaptation Works: Major Scientific Breakthrough Will Increase Wheat Yields

    • Date: 27/08/10

    A TEAM of British researchers has cracked one of the toughest genetic codes of any plant with the first mapping of a wheat genome – a genome five times larger than its human equivalent. Plant experts have described the breakthrough, which reveals 95 per cent of all wheat genes, as ‘a major scientific discovery’ which […]

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  • Drought Alarmism vs Empirical Observations

    • Date: 25/08/10

    As we have covered in previous essays, global warming alarmists insist that the southwestern United States is getting drier and will get substantially drier in the future due to the buildup of greenhouse gases. They bolster their claims by results from a relatively large number of articles in the professional scientific literature and countless comments […]

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  • Uncertain Climate

    • Date: 25/08/10

    In a special Radio 4 series the BBC’s Environmental Analyst Roger Harrabin investigates whether the arguments surrounding climate change can ever be won. He questions whether his own reporting – and that of others – has adequately told the whole story about global warming. Roger Harrabin has reported on the climate for almost thirty years […]

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  • “The Biggest Environmental Scandal In History”

    • Date: 23/08/10

    An obscure U.N. board that oversees a $2.7 billion market intended to cut heat-trapping gases has agreed to take steps that could lead to it eventually reining in what European and U.S. environmentalists are calling a huge scam. At a meeting this week that ended Friday, the executive board of the U.N.’s Clean Development Mechanism […]

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  • Daily Telegraph Apologises To IPCC Chief RK Pachauri

    • Date: 21/08/10

    Leading British newspaper Daily Telegraph on Saturday apologised for publishing an article about UN climate body chairman RK Pachauri accusing him of making a fortune from his links with “carbon trading” firms. The international publication had been running a campaign since last year against the chief of Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) […]

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  • UN To Get IPCC Review On August 30

    • Date: 20/08/10

    A UN-requested review of the world’s top panel of climate scientists, accused of flaws in a key assessment on global warming, will be unveiled on August 30, the investigating committee said on Friday. The five-month probe into “the processes and procedures” of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is being conducted by the […]

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  • Computer Models Killed Woolly Mammoth

    • Date: 18/08/10

    The reasons for its extinction are unclear and have been a matter of heated scientific debate. Now, according to Professor Brian Huntley of Durham University, that debate has been settled. Professor Huntley and his colleagues created a computer simulation of vegetation in Europe, Asia and North America over the last 42,000 years Woolly mammoths died out […]

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