• IPCC To Be Warned Over Dodgy Use Of Scientific Data

    • Date: 29/08/10

    The United Nation’s climate change organisation faces a warning over how it uses scientific facts in its influential reports, following the discovery of a series of embarrassing errors in its work. A review of the practices of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been conducted in response to intense criticism of the body, […]

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  • UN Hopes IPCC Review Eases Climate Scepticism

    • Date: 29/08/10

    A review due on Monday can help restore public faith in the United Nations panel of climate scientists and its finding that global warming is man made despite errors in a 2007 report, the UN’s environment chief said. Achim Steiner also said extreme weather in 2010, such as floods in Pakistan or Russia’s heatwave, were […]

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  • As Expected: Pachauri Likely To Get Away With Mild Rap

    • Date: 28/08/10

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chief Rajendra Pachauri’s fate will be known Monday with the release of the findings of an investigation into charges that the panel grossly inflated the impact of global warming. UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon had in March asked Inter Academy Council (IAC), a body of top scientists and engineers from around […]

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  • 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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