Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #277

The Week That Was: 2017-07-15 (July 15, 2017) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Models v. Atmospheric Temperatures: Roy Spencer has further comments regarding the recalculated atmospheric temperatures recently produced by Mears and Wentz, who are principals in Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), competitors with…

Prominent NZ scientist Chris de Freitas dies

Dr. de Freitas was prominent in some of the early conflicts in the Climate Wars Here are a couple relevant WUWT posts . The tribalistic corruption of peer review – the Chris de Freitas incident A response from Chris de Freitas Prominent New Zealand scientist Associate Professor Chris de Freitas has died after a two-year…

The ‘planetary tidal influence on climate’ fiasco: strong armed science tactics are overkill, due process would work better

UPDATE: 1/19/14 2;30 PM PST There is an update to this post here: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/01/19/the-copernicus-prp-fiasco-predictable-and-preventable/ Comments on this thread are now closed, continue there. – Anthony While a journal is forced to self destruct by external pressure from “team climate science”, history and a new paper show us why due process would have been the right…

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 upon that heady time in late November 2009 when the world of climate science saw…