Author Archives: Barry Woods

The Science Was Settled Enough? – from the book – Culture and Climate Change:Narratives

Guest Post by Barry Woods I was invited several months ago, to contribute to a collection of essays and narratives about what sort of story is climate change. The book – Culture and Climate Change: Narratives – edited by Joe Smith, Renata Tyszczuk and … Continue reading

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A fascinating new interview with Prof Richard Muller, quote: On Climategate – “What they did was, I think, shameful. And it was scientific malpractice”

Guest Post by Barry Woods The Progressive Radio Network website had a fascinating interview with Prof Richard Muller last week following his ‘man of the moment’ opinion piece – “The Conversion of a Climate Change Sceptic” in the New York Times … Continue reading

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What else did the ‘97% of scientists’ say?

Guest Post by Barry Woods I wonder just how many politicians, environmentalists or scientists who use the phrase ‘97% of scientists’ (or those who more carefully use ‘active climate scientists’) to give weight to their arguments regarding climate change to the public, have any idea … Continue reading

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Thought Provoking words for the BBC and the Guardian – from a Podcast by the BBC’s Michael Buerk

Guest Post by Barry Woods The respected BBC journalist, Michael Buerk has a short podcast entitled Michael Buerk on the Climate Summit at a new blog that I have just come across called The Fifth Column. It has some thought-provoking and challenging concerns for … Continue reading

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Climategate 2 – “Impartiality” at the BBC

Guest post by Barry Woods It was only last weekend that the BBC’s Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin and Dr Joe Smith of the Open University made headlines in the Mail on Sunday newspaper. This was because their jointly run – Cambridge Media and … Continue reading

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Green economic thinking: revenge not economics

Guest Post by Barry Woods TATA recently announced the loss of 1500 jobs in the steel industry in the UK, with the explanation that this was at least in part because of a price on carbon announced in the setting of Carbon Budgets which are … Continue reading

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James Delingpole beats a Press Complaint from UEA

Guest Post by Barry Woods The University of East Anglia has made complaints to the Press Complaints Commission about three blog posts by James Delingpole (photo at left) in the Telegraph about Professor Phil Jones and the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) … Continue reading

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The Carbon Brief – The European rapid response team

Guest post by Barry Woods The Carbon Brief is a new website designed to provide a rapid response to any climate change related stories in the media. It is also appears to be intended as a resource for articles and … Continue reading

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Has the BBC broken faith with the General Public?

Guest Post by Barry Woods It is my opinion that the BBC in broadcasting the BBC 2 Horizon program ‘Science Under Attack’ did not treat the general public in the UK and at least one of the interviewees with the ‘good faith’ that … Continue reading

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New Scientist – Those cursed climate emails

Guest post by Barry Woods, UK The last 2010 edition (Dec 25th 2010) of New Scientist (UK) has a review of 2010 and a preview of 2011 section… …and they are rather optimistic that the world has finally moved on from the Climategate emails. … Continue reading

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The Met Office ‘secret’ prediction and the political implications

Guest Post by Barry Woods In The Telegraph (UK newspaper), it was reported that Roger Harrabin, an environment analyst at the BBC, told the Radio Times: “The trouble is that we simply don’t know how much to trust the Met … Continue reading

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Simple Physics – In reality my feather blew up into a tree

Guest Post by Barry Woods All too often the ‘simple physics of CO2′ argument is presented to the public by the media, politicians, climate scientists and environmental advocacy groups, in a way that grossly simplifies the issue of the response in global … Continue reading

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