• ‘Scientifically Unsupportable Nonsense’

    • Date: 13/08/10

    The World Meteorological Organization has issued he following statement: Several regions of the world are currently coping with severe weather-related events: flash floods and widespread flooding in large parts of Asia and parts of Central Europe while other regions are also affected: by heatwave and drought in Russian Federation, mudslides in China and severe droughts […]

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  • Tales From The Chip

    • Date: 12/08/10

    Because of the ubiquitous computer chip, it has become much easier to construct models of natural phenomena than to study them in situ. This is a growing problem for science because it leads to an over dependence on modeling and diminishes motivation for actually getting out into the big messy world. A pair of articles […]

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  • Imagine If

    • Date: 11/08/10

    The image above is from Ryan Maue from Florida State and shows a 2-year running measure of global tropical cyclone activity. As you can see, global tropical cyclone activity is presently very low, in fact, as low as it has been in the past 30 years. Here is what Ryan says: “Global TC Activity remains at 30-year […]

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  • The Neuroscience Of (Climate) Catastrophism

    • Date: 05/08/10

    Can we explain the widespread fondness in climate catastrophism as the unfortunate by-product of the mechanisms of our brains and societies? Apparently, we can: as the consequence of judgment extremism, simplistic dichotomy, and confirmation bias. [Of course I am and always will be totally against the many attempts at pop-psychology, done with the aim of […]

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  • Has The BBC’s Review Of Science Reporting Been Cancelled?

    • Date: 04/08/10

    On 6th January 2010, Professor Richard Tait, a BBC trustee and chairman of their flagship Editorial Standards Committee  (ESC) announced a review of the accuracy and impartiality of science coverage, with particular attention to climate change, and a report was scheduled for Spring 2011. For climate sceptics this was a timely and welcome development. Over […]

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  • The Secret History of Climate Alarmism

    • Date: 03/08/10

    “Changes in the earth’s atmosphere, the additional greenhouse effect and the resultant changes in the climate .  .  . represent a global danger for humanity and the entire biosphere of the earth. If no effective counteracting measures are taken, dramatic consequences are to be expected for all of the earth’s regions.” This warning will undoubtedly seem familiar, […]

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  • Silly Science

    • Date: 28/07/10

    A new paper is out in a journal getting a reputation for silly science that predicts that climate change will lead to a massive influx of Mexicans across the border to the United States. Here is how the LA Times breathlessly opened its news story on the PNAS paper: “Climbing temperatures are expected to raise […]

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  • Graham Stringer Grills Martin Rees

    • Date: 28/07/10

    The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee questioned Martin Rees today, and Graham Stringer chose to use his time to ask about the effect of Climategate on confidence in climate science. Some highlights of Rees’ responses: 1) CRU scientists exonerated 2) IPCC procedures need to be modified to restore confidence 3) Need to have […]

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