On Wegman – Who will guard the guards themselves?

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Guest post by Thomas Fuller Regular readers will remember that the fuss generated by Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick chart caused an investigation. A U.S. Congressional committee, led by Congressman Joe Barton, asked Edward Wegman to investigate the methods and findings of Michael Mann. (See the Wegman report titled “AD HOC COMMITTEE…

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Modeling Pakistan's flooding

But read on to the end to find out what US government agency is doing the research. Your tax dollars at work. Caption: Residents flee the rising floodwaters in Pakistan. Credit: Cornell University A fact sheet on DSS-WISE The catastrophic flooding in Pakistan, which began with the annual monsoons towards the end of July 2010,…

Avoiding the guilty pleasures

Guest post by Thomas Fuller Like mountain fruits enjoyed out of season and shipped long distance, there are climate pleasures I need to avoid, such as piling on with criticism of 10:10, Michael Mann, Joe Romm and my beloved late, great state of California. It’s too easy and doesn’t get the job done. Summer is…

Global Tropical Cyclone activity is at 33-year lows

Dr. Ryan N. Maue’s 2010 Global Tropical Cyclone Activity Update Update to include Rush Limbaugh’s discussion on his radio show of this posting … With the 2010 North Atlantic hurricane season winding down without a United States hurricane landfall, Drudge posted a headline suggesting that the seasonal hurricane forecasters blew it. Indeed, he has written…