Daily Archives: October 21, 2011

BEST: What I agree with and what I disagree with – plus a call for additional transparency to prevent “pal” review

There’s lots of hay being made by the usual romminesque flaming bloggers, some news outlets and the like, over my disagreement with the way data was handled in one of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) papers, the only one … Continue reading

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A mathematician’s response to BEST

Doug Keenan, who readers may remember doggedly pursued and won some tree ring data that Queens University held back, was asked to comment of the BEST papers by the Economist. He posted up the full correspondence, including his critiques. There’s … Continue reading

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Sceptical Berkeley Scientists Say, “Human Component Of Global Warming May Be Somewhat Overstated”

From Dr. Benny Peiser and the Global Warming Policy Foundation via email. The Observatory, 21 October 2011 David Whitehouse The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project has released its preliminary findings though not in a research journal but to the scientific … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – This is London: “make China bend to our will”

Josh writes: There was a debate last night at the Royal Society entitled “London’s Policy on Climate Change Should begin in Beijing“. Event info: If a windmill is about to blight your cherished view of the green English countryside, you … Continue reading

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The Durban ramp-up begins – now the Earth only warms by hemispheres, and not simultaneously – until now

From Lund University, a new way to blame modern man.  Look for more nuttiness like this as the Durban climate conference approaches. Read the conclusion of the paper below, which is a long winded treatise of speculation. New study shows … Continue reading

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California commits business suicide

A mass exodus of business and jobs out of California will be the likely result of this madness. From the San Franscisco Chronicle:

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Dr. Ben Santer speaks on climate modeling, and everything else

Today is a day I got not one thing done for myself due to the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature release sucking all the oxygen out of the climate debate with their pre-peer review release shenanigans. Tonight was no different, as … Continue reading

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