In Search of the Enchanted Larch of Yamal

International team to study effect of climate change on the arctic Anthropologist Peter Ungar will study impact on the ecology of people and mammals University of Arkansas Peter Ungar, Distinguished Professor of anthropology and director of the Environmental Dynamics Program, will contribute to a two-year multidisciplinary and multi-institutional project studying the impact of climate change…

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Briffa, Yamal, reputational damage, and all that

Keith Briffa has just published a new paper using the Yamal-Urals regional chronology data, something long sought after via FOIA requests. That data was withheld, citing it wasn’t cooked done with yet, and that releasing it would damage the reputation of CRU scientists. After Climategate in 2009, I’m not sure how CRU’s reputation could be…

Friday Funny – why wouldn't he dress up as Yamal YAD06?

What will Supermandia dress up as this year? Every time I look at this photo of Mike Mann’s most earnest defender, “AGW Prof” and operator of the Climate Science Defense Fund, Dr. Scott Mandia, I get a case of the giggles. Some of my commenters say it gives them other afflictions, and for those, I…

Yamal that hurts! CRU gets touchy, responds to McIntyre and Montford without naming them

From the “he who must not be named” department, comes this sure to be future McI-fodder. UEA/CRU responds in a press release, authored by Tim Osborn, an excerpt: =========================================================== Tim Osborn comments on “Yamal, Polar Urals and Muir-Russell” Recent accusations (here, leading to embellishment across parts of the blogosphere, e.g. here) that the Climatic Research…

The sum of Yamal is greater than its parts

This post will be a sticky top post for a day or two, new stories will appear below this one. Climategate Continues By Andrew Montford & Harold Ambler May 24, 2012 4:00 A.M. in the National Review – reposted here with permission Climategate, the 2009 exposure of misconduct at the University of East Anglia, was…