Tag Archives: New Scientist

A hilarious view of Climategate I’ve never read before

Scientific understanding and faith simultaneously on display:  ‘For climatologists, the search for an irrefutable “sign” of anthropogenic warming has assumed an almost Biblical intensity.’ – Fred Pearce, New Scientist, October 1996 This being near Climategate time, it is worth reflecting … Continue reading

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The Marcott gong show – before in the unquestioning press and after the blogosphere review as told by Ross McKitrick

Just last month, these were the claims: We’re screwed: 11,000 years’ worth of ­climate data prove it.  It’s among the most compelling bits of proof out there that human beings are behind global warming, and as such has become a … Continue reading

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Dr. Leif Svalgaard on the New Scientist solar max story

An article in the New Scientist says: But Dr. Leif Svalgaard, one of the worlds leading solar physicists and WUWT’s resident solar expert has this to say:

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The IPCC can’t learn from past mistakes – wants more grey literature

You’d think that after the drubbing they got last time around from the InterAcademy council for citing mentions of climate effects in travel brochures, climbing magazines, and the Himalayan glacier’s melting by 2035 fiasco, and other blunders, they’d want less … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: ‘global warming stunts black holes’

It appears “global warming” is now the most potent force in the universe, according to a scientist from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics. An actual scientific paper preprint published in the Cornell University science archive makes the connection to … Continue reading

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No lessons learned from Climategate ? Fred Pearce and the New Scientist attack anti-nuclear book

Guest post by Martin Cohen When philosopher and long-standing climate sceptic Martin Cohen, and distinguished energy economist Andrew McKillop published a book on nuclear economics [2], they expected it to arouse the hackles of the nuclear establishment. But they had not … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – what Durban is really about

WUWT commenter Cal65 from Hawaii burns away all of the irrelevancy of posturing and pronouncements and gets to the core truth of what the Durban climate deal is really all about. He writes: The UN plan will shift wealth from … Continue reading

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Monckton on Paul Nurse’s “anti-science”

Monckton submits this rebuttal argument to the piece in the New Scientist Stamp out anti-science in US politics here. He doesn’t expect his rebuttal to be published. Background: Paul Nurse is a Nobel prizewinner and Royal Society president. Stamp out anti-science … Continue reading

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Bishop Hill writes: Fred Pearce is on the receiving end of the full fury of the warmosphere for his article about the Lisbon conference in New Scientist. Pearce, discussing who had agreed to turn up, said this: But the leaders … 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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“Sahara Solar Breeders” don’t sand a chance

Or, “how to make pie in the sky using our simple recipe”. From the New Scientist, making solar power is just as easy as building a few factories in the middle of the Sahara Desert and then making solar cells … Continue reading

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