• UN’s Climate Bible Gets 21 ‘F’s On Report Card

    • Date: 14/04/10

    TORONTO — 21 of 44 chapters in the United Nations’ Nobel-winning climate bible earned an F on a report card released today. Forty citizen auditors from 12 countries examined 18,500 sources cited in the report – finding 5,600 to be not peer-reviewed. Contrary to statements by the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

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  • Pachauri Rules Out Stepping Down Even If UN Panel Finds Faults

    • Date: 11/04/10

    Stating that the IPCC will make efforts to ensure that its fifth assessment report carries no errors, its chairman R K Pachauri has ruled out stepping down even if the UN-constituted review committee finds faults in the procedures followed by the climate panel. “Certainly not. But we will certainly implement any constructive recommendations that we […]

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  • Vincent Courtillot: ‘The IPCC Is Not The Guarantor Of Scientific Truth’

    • Date: 09/04/10

    LE FIGARO INTERVIEW with Geophysicist Vincent Courtillot in response to the petition of French climatologists. Translated and slightly adapted from an interview by Marc Mennessier, published in Le Figaro, 2 April 2010 In a letter sent Thursday to Valérie Pécresse, the French Science Minister, 400 researchers and climate scientists complained about “false accusations” made against them […]

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  • Washington Times: Climate Science Is Undermined By Abuse Of Peer-Review

    • Date: 07/04/10

    The prophets of global warming continue to lament as their carefully crafted yarn unravels before their eyes. Ross McKitrick, an intrepid economics professor from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has tugged apart the thin mathematical threads that once held together the story of climate change. Recent attempts to silence Mr. McKitrick illuminate the […]

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  • IPCC Processes To Be Revamped

    • Date: 05/04/10

    Days after the United Nations (UN) asked the InterAcademy Council (IAC) to streamline the procedures of the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) for preparing assessment reports, experts suggest that there is an urgent need to tighten the entire process. “There is need to tighten the procedures adopted by the IPCC for preparing the fourth […]

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  • France To Hold Official Debate On Global Warming

    • Date: 03/04/10

    At the suggestion of France’s science minister, Valérie Pécresse, France’s National Academy of Sciences will hold an official debate on climate change to try to defuse this newly explosive issue. The Academy of Sciences debate, expected to be held by October of this year, follows two months of heated debate on radio and television, during […]

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  • Political Backlash: Canadian Government Prunes Climate Research

    • Date: 03/04/10

    A lack of federal funds for climate and atmospheric science has “sounded the death knell for research groups working in this field in Canada,” Rene Laprise, ESCER’s director, wrote in a statement. His centre has lost two staff, who found government jobs after learning that their salaries would not be guaranteed past September 2010, Laprise […]

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  • Among Weathercasters, Doubt On Warming

    • Date: 30/03/10

    The debate over global warming has created predictable adversaries, pitting environmentalists against industry and coal-state Democrats against coastal liberals. But it has also created tensions between two groups that might be expected to agree on the issue: climate scientists and meteorologists, especially those who serve as television weather forecasters. Climatologists, who study weather patterns over time, […]

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