On the cover of the Rolling Stone? Not quite, but I did get a single word in

Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell demonstrates what a biased journalist he is. My first impression was to ignore the request for interview from Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell last week, after all, RS has pretty much blown what credibility they had after making a terrorist bomber a front page teen heartthrob. But, I said to myself, “it’s…

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A question for Oreskes – But what do we mean by consensus?

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Politicians pay for science, but scientists should not be politicians. Consensus is a political concept. Unwisely deployed, it can be damagingly anti-scientific. A reply to Naomi Oreskes (Nature, 4 September 2013). Subject terms: Philosophy of science, consensus, climate change The celebrated mathematician, astronomer and philosopher of science Abu…

The Collapsing ‘Consensus’

 Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Environmental Research Letters ought to have known better than to publish the latest anti-scientific propaganda paper by John Cook of the dubiously-named Skeptical Science website. Here are just a few of the solecisms that should have led any competent editor or reviewer to reject the paper: It did…

A Conspiracy of One

Guest post by Brandon Shollenberger Words cannot describe the humor of Michael Mann’s latest post: As professional climate change deniers become increasingly irrelevant and desperate, so do their distraction and smear efforts. These are mostly just noise in the background these days, as the media increasingly appears to be recognizing the intellectual bankruptcy of the…

Michael Mann’s new ‘trick’, pulled off at the American Geophysical Union Convention – exposed by McIntyre

Mike’s AGU Trick By Steve McIntyre There has been considerable recent discussion of the fact that observations have been running cooler than models – see, for example, Lucia’s discussion of IPCC AR5 SOD Figure 9.8 (see here). However, Michael Mann at AGU took an entirely different line. Mann asserted that observations were running as hot or…

The OTHER problem with the Lewandowsky paper and similar ‘skeptic’ motivation analysis: Core premise off the rails about fossil fuel industry corruption accusation

Guest post by Russell Cook Lewandowsky et. al’s faulty methodology is just one of the paper’s problems; like many other ‘skeptic’ motivation analyses, its central premise is unproven and relies on a SINGLE highly questionable source. Experts like Steve McIntyre pore over the manner in which the Lewandowsky paper’s survey was conducted. But there is…

The Daily Lew

So much happening in LewWorld, so little time. I’ve decided to simply aggregate all of the posts on Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky into one news item. First my own observation. Yesterday, Lewandowsky wrote this: I have several phone conversations scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, W.A. time, with the ethics committee at my university. I will report on…