Dr. Fred Singer on the Muir-Russell report

SEPP SCIENCE EDITORIAL #21-2010 (July 10, 2010) By S. Fred Singer, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project Climategate: The Muir-Russell report: Some initial comments http://www.cce-review.org/pdf/FINAL%20REPORT.pdf In contrast to the Oxburgh report, the Muir-Russell (MR) report is quite substantive (160 pp, incl 8 appendices) and very professionally produced. MR members held some dozen meetings (presumably in…

Amazongate proven: IPCC based their claim of rainforest sensitivity on a “probably” sentence in a now defunct activist website

There’s been lots of whooping and celebrating by the warmist crowd lately over the retraction by the Sunday Times Jonathan Leake story about Amazongate. The claim was that the sensitivity to rainfall reduction was based on peer reviewed literature. I’m here to tell you that claim is totally unsupportable, I’ll even go so far as…

Parliament misled over Climategate report, says MP

Via the SPPI blog [Note: The original picture of the parliament build has been replaced by this excellent cartoon by Josh via his email invitation] Source:  The Register (please visit as they are online advertiser supported only) Russell report is inadequate, says Stringer By Andrew Orlowski (andrew.orlowski@theregister.co.uk) Parliament was misled and needs to re-examine the…

Skiing in July in California

From the Sacramento Bee: Boreal open for skiiing this weekend By Debbie Arrington Published: Friday, Jul. 9, 2010 – 4:44 pm Want to escape the valley heat? Boreal Mountain Resort will offer a Northern California rarity: Snow skiing in July. This weekend, the popular resort off Interstate 80, will re-open its Castle Peak Quad chairlift…

Raising Arizona

By Steve Goddard and Anthony Watts Wikipedia Image NCDC has done an first rate job raising Arizona summer temperatures, as seen in the graph below. How did they accomplish this? – by magic! My favorite Arizona station is Ajo, near the Mexican border. Until 1984, temperatures were dropping – as seen in the USHCN (RAW)…

Katla making noise

Katla volcano in iceland sees 14 earthquakes in 48 hours. This may mean nothing, or it may be a prelude to an eruption. Either way it bears watching. Via Ice Age Now: Fourteen earthquakes have occurred below Iceland’s Mýrdalsjökull glacier during the past 48 hours – one within the last 4 hours. Katla Volcano lies…