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  • The great climate change science scandal

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    The Sunday Times: Leaked emails have revealed the unwillingness of climate change scientists to engage in a proper debate with the sceptics who doubt global warming.The storm began with just four cryptic words. “A miracle has happened,” announced a contributor to Climate Audit, a website devoted to criticising the science of climate change. “RC” said […]

  • Damage limitation: University of East Anglia promises to release hidden climate data

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    The Sunday Telegraph: Leading British scientists at the University of East Anglia, who were accused of manipulating climate change data – dubbed Climategate – have agreed to publish their figures in full.The U-turn by the university follows a week of controversy after the emergence of hundreds of leaked emails, “stolen” by hackers and published online, […]

  • Copenhagen: India, China threaten joint exit

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    The Times of India: In an unprecedented move, India on Saturday joined China and two other developing countries to prepare for a major offensive on rich nations at the Copenhagen conference on climate change next month. The four countries, which include Brazil and South Africa, agreed to a strategy that involves jointly walking out of the […]

  • Copenhagen: Emerging powers join hands

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    Hindustan Times: China, India, South Africa and Brazil have united to draw the battle-lines for the Copenhagen climate summit, after their own surprise seven-hour summit skillfully staged by the Chinese leadership in Beijing on Saturday.In a pre-Copenhagen coup quietly planned by China, as it grappled with global pressure to curb emissions as the world’s biggest […]

  • Climate Change at The Economist

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    Editorial: Why political orthodoxy must not silence scientific argument“WHAT is truth?” That was Pontius Pilate’s answer to Jesus’s assertion that “Everyone that is of the truth heareth my voice.” It sounds suspiciously like the modern argument over climate change. A majority of the world’s climate scientists have convinced themselves, and also a lot of laymen, […]

  • Secrecy in science is a corrosive force

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    Financial Times: With no disrespect to sausages and laws, Bismarck’s most famous aphorism clearly requires updating. “Scientific research” is bidding furiously to make the global shortlist of things one should not see being made. Understandably so. Sciences at the cutting edge of statistics and public policy can make blood sports seem genteel. Scientists aggressively promoting […]

  • NYT: CRU Affair Prompts Calls for Changes in Climate Research

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    The New York Times: Some prominent climate scientists are calling for changes in the way research on global warming is conducted after a British university said thousands of private e-mail messages and documents had been stolen from its climate center.The scientists say that the e-mail messages, which have circulated on the Internet and which disclose […]

  • Roger Pielke Jr: China’s Carbon Intensity Pledge

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    Roger Pielke Jr: China has put some numbers on its carbon intensity pledge — that is, its aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP. China has promised to reduced its carbon intensity of GDP by 40-45% by 2020. While a few folks have been fooled (or are trying to fool you) into […]



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