• Amazongate: The Smoking Gun

    • Date: 03/07/10

    More than five months after the IPCC was accused of making assertions on the fate of the Amazon forest on the basis of a non-peer reviewed WWF report, it now appears that the original source of the IPPC’s claim is a Brazilian educational website which was taken down in 2003 (pictured – click to enlarge). […]

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  • IPCC Promises Next Report Will Be More Alarmist

    • Date: 30/06/10

    The review process for the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) has not even started yet – but the IPCC’s vice-chairman Jean-Pascal van Ypersele has already announced its likely outcome. No wonder governments around the world have lost trust in the IPCC and no longer follow its advice: THE world’s peak scientific body on climate change will […]

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  • Amazongate: The Missing Evidence

    • Date: 26/06/10

    Last week the beleaguered global warming lobby was exulting over what it took to be the best news it has had in a long time. A serious allegation, which last January rocked the authority of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was “corrected” as untrue by The Sunday Times, the newspaper which most prominently […]

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  • Why Are So Many Old Scientists More Sceptical?

    • Date: 24/06/10

    Wisdom really does develop with increasing age, and it’s partly because the brain slows down, scientists say. Elderly brains are less ruled by emotions and impulse than those of hot-headed youngsters. As a result, thoughtfulness and wise thinking is allowed to flourish, research suggests. The conclusion is based on a series of studies on 3,000 […]

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  • Bob Ward: British Journalists Don’t Know ‘Difference Between Fact And Fiction’

    • Date: 23/06/10

    Naomi Oreskes, Bob Ward and Alexander Kirby discuss climate skeptics at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. “The statements from scientists are so greatly disconnected from the media in the USA because the journalists unknowingly and inaccurately repeat what was said,” explained American scientist Naomi Oreskes to the question regarding the possible reasons for the […]

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  • Climate Science After The ‘Hockey Stick’ Affair

    • Date: 22/06/10

    From the moment it appeared in 1999, it was clear the ‘hockey stick’ graph was going to be very, very important. The graph, which appeared in a paper by US climatologist Michael Mann and others published in 1999, is a reconstruction of global temperatures over the past thousand years. Since for most of that period […]

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  • John Christy: IPCC Lead Authors Are Gatekeepers

    • Date: 18/06/10

    Mr. Chairman and members of the IAC panel, thank you for inviting me to offer my views on the IPCC process. Five years ago the New York Times quoted me saying that an IPCC-like process, “… is the worst way to generate scientific information, except for all the others.” (23 Aug 2005) I now think […]

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  • IPCC Disinformation

    • Date: 17/06/10

    The slide above comes from the presentation of Hans von Storch to the InterAcademy Review of the IPCC, presented earlier this week in Montreal. The slide references the misrepresentation of the issue of disasters and climate change by the IPCC. von Storch is very clear in his views: IPCC authors have decided to violate the mission […]

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