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…

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The IPCC can't learn from past mistakes – wants more grey literature

You’d think that after the drubbing they got last time around from the InterAcademy council for citing mentions of climate effects in travel brochures, climbing magazines, and the Himalayan glacier’s melting by 2035 fiasco, and other blunders, they’d want less grey literature. But apparently this is the anything goes in co-opted climate science beating out…

Monckton on Paul Nurse's "anti-science"

Monckton submits this rebuttal argument to the piece in the New Scientist Stamp out anti-science in US politics here. He doesn’t expect his rebuttal to be published. Background: Paul Nurse is a Nobel prizewinner and Royal Society president. Stamp out anti-science in UK science By Christopher Monckton It is time to reject UK political movements that…

Gavinology

Bishop Hill writes: Fred Pearce is on the receiving end of the full fury of the warmosphere for his article about the Lisbon conference in New Scientist. Pearce, discussing who had agreed to turn up, said this: But the leaders of mainstream climate science turned down the gig, including NASA’s Gavin Schmidt, who said the…

New Scientist – Those cursed climate emails

Guest post by Barry Woods, UK The last 2010 edition (Dec 25th 2010) of New Scientist (UK) has a review of 2010 and a preview of 2011 section… …and they are rather optimistic that the world has finally moved on from the Climategate emails. Those Cursed Climate emails – New Scientist Jan 1, 2011 Thousands of them were hacked…