Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the…

Royal Blatherfest

Ray G writes: Donna Laframboise has a post up on the upcoming Royal Society-sponsored meeting with 2,500 attendees expected. the topic is climate change. Donna holds up the ridicule the list of attendees, singers, bureaucrats, song writers, PR professionals. The list is short on physicists, chemists, statisticians and, of course, she supports her conclusions with…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: “…it is an established rule of the Society, to which they will always adhere, never to give their opinion as a Body upon any subject either of Nature or Art, that comes before them. The ‘advertisement’ to The Philosophical Transactions, 1753 – on establishing the Royal Society [H/t Andrew Montford] –…

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…

Obama snubs Royal Society, plays ping pong

Post by Ryan Maue: The British media continues to mock and criticize the President, which has been petty and unfair in some respects.  But how do we reconcile this?  From the UK Telegraph Barack Obama snubs British scientists by refusing to receive Royal Society medal Barack Obama has snubbed Britain’s most eminent scientists by refusing…

Booker on BBC's Science Under Attack

Christopher Booker on BBC and The Royal Society bias, ClimateGate, The Met cold winter forecast and 2010 hottest year ever: Horizon’s “Science Under Attack” turned out to be yet another laborious bid by the BBC to defend the global warming orthodoxy…… Hours of film of climate-change “deniers” are cherrypicked for soundbites that can be shown,…

Metrology crisis – the grand kilo loses mass

From the Wall Street Journal – By JEANNE WHALEN In a vault beneath a 17th-century pavilion on the outskirts of Paris sits a platinum cylinder known as Le Grand K. Since 1889 it has been the international prototype for the kilogram, the standard against which all other kilos are measured. But over the years, scientists…