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Quote of the week – massive climate FAIL by Mashable’s Andrew Freedman

Wow, this is even dumber than Freedman’s story (complete with photoshopped images of airplanes in rising sea water) Quite possibly the dumbest example of ‘Tabloid Climatology’ ever from Climate Central’s Andrew Freedman a couple of years ago, which we rightfully trounced on WUWT for the sheer stupidity of the imagery that somehow, airplanes at LaGuardia…

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The Answer is NOT always in the data – why data analysis is always contaminated by human value judgements

  Eric Worrall writes; Mike Whitehorn, chair of analytics at Dundee University, has written a fascinating article on The Register, about why data analysis is always contaminated by the value judgements of whoever is doing the analysis. According to Whitehorn; “Evidence-based decision making is so clearly sensible because the alternative — making random decisions based…

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Video: Why science reporter Seth Borenstein at the Associated Press is more about ‘New Catch Phrases’ and less about science

Worth repeating, in their own words on video, from Pierre Gosselin’s “No tricks Zone”: Amazing…AP Reporter Seth Borenstein Emphasizing Value Of “New Catch Phrases” To Hype Up Climate Stories! By P Gosselin on 20. Oktober 2014 For the media, at least for the AP’s Seth Borenstein (seen at left in the video), it’s not about…

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Red or Blue pill? Light sensitive diatoms may hold key to a big portion of the climate puzzle

From the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research: In between red light and blue light: Leipzig researchers discover new functionality of molecular light switches Diatoms play an important role in water quality and in the global climate. They generate about one fourth of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere and perform around one-quarter of the global…