Tag Archives: Ross McKitrick

New study shows Malaria has little to do with temperature or climate, but more with household size

For General Release – Summary of: Average Household Size and the Eradication of Malaria By Lena Huldén, Ross McKitrick and Larry Huldén Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, October 2013 Online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rssa.12036/abstract  Document identifier: DOI: 10.1111/rssa.12036; Abstract … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-09-21 (September 21, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: A difficult question for the climate science community is, how is it that this broad … Continue reading

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Sticking it to the Mann

Global warming has stopped. Get over it.  A response to Michael Mann in the Richmond Times Dispatch By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The collapsed global warming scare certainly has some odd characters coming to its defense in this paper. Michael … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – the Aye’s have it

While Andrew Dessler suggests Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. can resign the AGU (for having a minority viewpoint on their recent policy update), Ross McKittrick leaves this comment at Bishop Hill: Here’s the list of scientific institutions and societies that have … Continue reading

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An Evidence-Based Approach To Pricing CO2 Emissions

PRESS RELEASE New Paper Proposes Cost-Effective Climate Policy That Gets Around Key Scientific Uncertainties London: A new paper, published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, proposes a radical new climate policy approach that offers to be the most cost-effective … Continue reading

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New paper by Ross McKitrick – ‘temperature data strongly affected by local population growth’

Ross McKitrick writes: I give a demonstration of why the Parker and BEST analyses don’t disprove the evidence of contamination of temperature data, and outline what it would likely take to settle the issue properly. Cheers, Ross ENCOMPASSING TESTS OF … Continue reading

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Leading the way with an unbiased climate panel

Guest essay by Tom Harris Last month, U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R.-WV) hosted an unbiased climate change panel discussion in Fairmont, West Virginia. Experts from both sides of the climate debate participated without restrictions of any kind. McKinley’s open-minded approach … Continue reading

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Is it a failure to communicate, or faulty climate science?

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times. Earlier this month, a New York Times article by Andy Revkin voiced concern over a gap between “the consensus” of climate scientists and public acceptance of the theory of … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-05-25 (May 25, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week:. Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the … Continue reading

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Why the Marcott et al FAQ was published on Easter Sunday

Steve McIntyre explores this question along with the bigger question about the core top redating which created the Marcottian uptick: Q. Why did realclimate publish the Marcott FAQ on Easter Sunday?

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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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Making Spirits Bright: A Christmas Announcement

Guest Post by Ross McKitrick Hello WUWT’ers: Anthony has kindly given me a bit of real estate on his website to tell you about a Christmas-themed project I am involved in. Cheerfully it has nothing at all to do with … Continue reading

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The next video from WUWT.TV: Dr. Ross McKitrick

Dr. Ross McKitrick of the University of Guelph presents on the economics of energy and emissions. There has been a lot of positive response to this video during the original broadcast, so I decided to upload it first. Some folks … Continue reading

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Battle of the credible experts in New Zealand

From the “our expert is smarter than your expert” department and Tallbloke’s Talkshop: How NIWA added lots of warming in New Zealand – and got away with it – so far Something is rotten in the state of Denmark New Zealand. … Continue reading

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Make your own Michael Mann hockey stick at home

Following yesterday’s first look at emails from the 2 year effort to get NOAA to release emails from FOIA requests, where we learn that some scientists felt ‘Hit on the head with a hockey stick’ and that “The paleodata always got … Continue reading

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Why the BEST papers failed to pass peer review

Whoa, this is heavy.  Ross McKitrick, who was a peer review referee for the BEST papers with the Journal of Geophysical Research got fed up with Muller’s media blitzing and  tells his story: excerpts: In October 2011, despite the papers … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “In their statement Sunday, Science editors said, “The scientific process is a naturally self-correcting one, as scientists attempt to replicate published results.” WSJ … Continue reading

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See if you can find the ‘legal threat’ to David Karoly

Steve McIntyre has posted his letter to David Karoly regarding Karoly’s book review, covered by WUWT here. Karoly responds with a suggestion he’s been given a ‘legal threat’. After reading McIntyre’s letter, I’m reminded of the non-existent death threats towards … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with … Continue reading

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New modeling analysis paper by Ross McKitrick

Dr. McKitrick’s new paper with Lise Tole is now online at Climate Dynamics. He also has an op-ed in the Financial Post on June 13. A version with the citations provided is here. Part II is here online, and the … Continue reading

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Mann’s ‘hockey stick’ claims of the MWP and LIA being local were refuted years before it was published

Pierre Gosselin at NoTricksZone reports: Geologist Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt found a Japanese tree-ring temperature reconstruction from 1995, one that should have been heeded by the IPCC and Michael Mann before they took the world on a 10-year joyride … Continue reading

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Weekly Weather and Climate News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2012-05-12 (May 5, 2012) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: “Even a succession of professional scientists—including famous astronomers who had made other discoveries that are … Continue reading

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Proxy Science and Proxy Pseudo-Science

Guest post by Pat Frank It’s become very clear that most published proxy thermometry since 1998 [1] is not at all science, and most thoroughly so because Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick revealed its foundation in ad hoc statistical numerology. … Continue reading

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Earth Hour 2012 – A dissent and poll

Every year at Christmas, many newspapers reprint “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus“, this excellent essay by Ross McKittrick should be repeated on every blog on every observance of Earth Hour. Copy, paste, and share it widely. A poll … Continue reading

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Spencer shows compelling evidence of UHI in CRUTem3 data

McKitrick & Michaels Were Right: More Evidence of Spurious Warming in the IPCC Surface Temperature Dataset Guest post by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. The supposed gold standard in surface temperature data is that produced by Univ. of East Anglia, … Continue reading

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Judith Curry and Ross McKitrick on Demon Coal

Wayne Delbeke writes in with: There was a very good CBC radio program referenced in one of the comments today and I thought I would bring it to your attention here. http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2012/03/12/demon-coal-part-1/ =========================================================== Coal is dirty, toxic, abundant and cheap. … Continue reading

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Shollenberger’s Technical Review of Mann’s recent book

Readers may recall this posting A detailed review of Mann’s book: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars as it relates to the Wegman report to Congress. This post today is a continuation of that review, with more in-depth technical … Continue reading

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A detailed review of Mann’s book: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars as it relates to the Wegman report to Congress

By Brandon Shollenberger Introduction Michael Mann recently published a book named The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars. It was generally well-received, quickly garnering many positive reviews. Even Henry Waxman, a sitting Congressman, and Bill Nye the Science Guy praised … Continue reading

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New paper and stunning video from the Space Station – UHI much?

Professor Ross McKitrick has just released a new paper on UHI, after reading it, it reminds me of this video from the space station. Weather stations exist in the points of light that define humanity at night, even in rural … Continue reading

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McKitrick’s new paper: “What is Wrong With the IPCC? Proposals for Radical Reform.”

Dr. Ross McKitrick writes in an email tonight: I am pleased to announce the release of my new report for the UK-based Global Warming Policy Foundation entitled “What is Wrong With the IPCC? Proposals for Radical Reform.” The Hon. John … Continue reading

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Poll: what are you doing/did you do for Earth Hour Saturday?

UPDATE: Somebody in Toronto is going to really aggravate the greens, see below. Or more importantly, what will the United Nations do? The American Thinker points out the hypocrisy of the UN with the photo below. Does anyone live in … Continue reading

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Earth Hour: a dissent

I thought this essay deserved a wider audience. I have added some paragraphing to aid readability but changed not a word. Reprinted with permission. – John A The whole mentality around Earth Hour demonizes electricity. I cannot do that, instead … Continue reading

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A modest proposal in lieu of disbanding the IPCC

Guest post by Ron Cram Since Climategate, PachauriGate, GlacierGate and AmazonGate, a number of mainstream and skeptical climate scientists have been very critical of the IPCC. Some are suggesting the IPCC should be disbanded and future assessment reports should come … Continue reading

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Climategate–the Made Up Story, or Mr. Assange, WUWT?

By charles the moderator While the identity(ies) of the source(s) of the Climategate files has never been identified, long time readers of WUWT and Climate Audit are quite familiar with the Climategate timeline as it unfolded here, there, and throughout … Continue reading

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