Tag: climategate
What’s Wrong With This Global Warming Story?

Today’s test is to read the following news report, and identify its logical fallacy: “Loss of Species After Ice Age Seen as Warning,” by David Perlman, San Francisco Chronicle Science Editor, May 24, 2010 You have 30 minutes. ... OK, time’s up. A) The article cited above says: Fossils of small mammals excavated around...
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The U.N.’s IPCC Tries Damage Control

The United Nations’ IPCC has just announced that it is appointing an “independent committee” to investigate itself, clearly part of a deliberate campaign of damage control to combat the unraveling of the credibility for its claims of climate alarmism (see here and here). Trust in the IPCC has been disintegrating with the cascade of...
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“There has been no warming since 1995”

As reported in the London Daily Mail, Phil Jones, the scientist at the center of the Climategate scandal in which leaked email documents reveal that IPCC scientists were manipulating data, has now made a series of major admissions, including the following: * Data for the IPCC’s vital “hockey stick graph” used by climate alarmists...
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John Coleman, Founder of the Weather Channel, on the Real Science of Global Warming

Here is renowned meteorologist John Coleman, Founder of the Weather Channel, on the actual science of climate change and why the claims of global warming alarmists are junk science. HT: Julie Sheppard

Christopher Monckton on Scientific American‘s Defense of Climate Alarmism

In an editorial article in its December 2009 issue, “Seven Answers to Climate Contrarian Nonsense,” the popular-science magazine Scientific American claims that the Climategate revelations and the findings from an increasing number of scientists who question climate alarmism are ignorant, irrational and unfounded. The magazine lists and then attempts to refute what it claims...
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Is Scandal Inevitable when Scientists Become Activists?

Crosspost from a new blog on science policy, http://blindsciencepolicy.blogspot.com/ Was ClimateGate inevitable? Moreover, with all the negative attention given to corporate-funded research (supposed conflict of interest), what about government-funded research? If you research global warming and conclude there is no (or little) problem, how much will the government throw at a problem that doesn’t...
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The “Trick” to “Hide the Decline”

From a posting by Eduardo Zorita, Scientist at the Institute for Coastal Research in Germany, on the blog “Die Klimazwiebel“: The email alluding to the ‘Mike’s Nature trick’ has been perhaps the one most frequently quoted. Background: temperatures during the past few centuries and millenia are reconstructed from the so-called climate proxy data, of...
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ClimateGames

Remember that great Cold War movie, “WarGames“? It portrays a young computer nerd who makes his way into a government computer and sets it on a course convincing top government officials that the end of the world is imminent. Based on the computer simulation playing out on their screens, which they believe reflects reality,...
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Former Tesla Executive Questions “Green” Corporate Welfare

In a December 1 article in Wired, “In Role as Kingmaker, the Energy Department Stifles Innovation,” former Tesla Motors Chief Marketing Officer Darryl Siry critiques the federal government’s campaign of “green” corporate welfare for the American automobile industry (Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program). With the recent Climategate revelations that indicate that the stampede...
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Fred Singer on the BBC on Climategate and the Science Regarding Global Warming

Independent Institute Research Fellow S. Fred Singer was interviewed on the BBC regarding Climategate and the actual science regarding global warming. He debates with Robert T. Watson, former Chairman of the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, from where all of the...
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