• Global Warming Brings Peace And Happiness

    • Date: 16/07/10

    A study correlating economic and political changes in China’s Middle Kingdom has found that warmer climate benefited society. By contrast, a fall of temperature of 2C was correlated with conflict and famine. “The collapses of the agricultural dynasties of the Han (25-220), Tang (618-907), Northern Song (960-1125), Southern Song (1127-1279) and Ming (1368-1644) are closely […]

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  • IPCC Warns Its Scientists To Avoid The Media

    • Date: 15/07/10

    Scientists have reacted with dismay at a letter sent out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) advising them not to talk to journalists. The letter was published just two days before the publication of a review of the “Climategate” affair that criticized researchers at the University of East Anglia for lacking openness. IPCC […]

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  • Science Behind Climate Change Under Fire – Again

    • Date: 13/07/10

    The scientific accuracy of the United Nations’ climate change reports are coming under fire again. In a scandal that dates back to January and was dubbed Amazongate at the time, it has been confirmed that claims of the Amazon burning up due to climate change were sexed-up and pulled from activist literature. The 2007 UN […]

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  • Deep Into Amazonian Mud

    • Date: 12/07/10

    With respect to the kerfuffle over a statement by the IPCC on the Amazon, I have been somewhat aware of the various claims, counterclaims, accusations, apologies, threatened lawsuits, demands for even more apologies, demands for retracted apologies and overall stridency that is endemic to blog debates over climate change. I haven’t discussed the topic on […]

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  • Indur Goklany: Giving The IPCC A Pass On Errors Of Omission, And Errors Of Willful Omission

    • Date: 12/07/10

    The Dutch analysis of IPCC statements on regional impacts in the 2007 report What with the numerous panel reports on Climategate and the IPCC’s veracity, warmists may have solved our global warming problems: lots of whitewash, which should increase the earth’s albedo, and — voila — we’ll have cooling! In this post I will discuss the Dutch […]

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  • Amazongate: At Last We Reach The Source

    • Date: 11/07/10

    Last week, after six months of evasions, obfuscation, denials and retractions, a story which has preoccupied this column on and off since January came to a startling conclusion. It turns out that one of the most widely publicised statements in the 2007 report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – a claim on […]

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  • Australian Government Plays Down Sea Level Alarmism

    • Date: 08/07/10

    The Federal Government says it is too soon to act on the latest projections of a doubling in the rate of sea level rise within a century. Researchers from New Zealand’s Victoria University made the projection based on drilling two kilometres below Antarctica’s western ice sheet. Tim Naish, the lead author of the next international […]

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  • UN Report On Climate Change Was ‘One-Sided’

    • Date: 06/07/10

    The United Nations body that advises governments on climate change failed to make clear how its landmark report on the impact of global warming often presented a worst-case scenario, an investigation has concluded. A summary report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on regional impacts focused on the negative consequences of climate change […]

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