Gleick and the green factor$

Well, I’m still waiting, as are others, for the MSM luminaries – who were so quick to publish what has now been unequivocally established as the contents of an obvious forgery – to apologize for their ethical failure in not verifying the provenance of the document purported to have originated from The Heartland Institute (HI).…

A tale of two interviews: candid Curry vs mythmaking Mann

In light of all the mealy-mouthed apologia and statements from individuals and organizations finally feeling the heat from Gleickgate, it was a very refreshing change to read a candid and balanced interview with Dr. Judith Curry. James Stafford of OilPrice.com asks series of questions to which her answers give one cause for optimism. Here are…

A Gleickgate “teleconnection” or coincidence?

In my recent post on Gleickgate (also known as Fakegate), I had written: He certainly succeeded in generating enough blog and MSM coverage that at the AAAS Annual Meeting held in Vancouver – which just happened to end Feb. 20 – the AAAS president was sufficiently “alarmed” to echo and amplify Gleick’s “concerns”. [Excerpt from…

From the ashes of Gleickgate a new mantra is born

There was a time in days of olden When ’twas said that silence is golden Yet thanks to a scientist, an expert on water Who dared not speak, though many thought he oughtta His inactions are leading to conclusions unvarnished That Gleick, by his silence, has glitter much tarnished! -hro, Feb 18, 2012 at 9:39…

A profusion of panels and pronouncements en route to Rio+20

The U.K.’s Fred Pearce is probably one of the more respected (albeit green-tinted) MSM commentators on climate change, aka global warming, and other matters environmental (or, as is appearing to be more au courant, these days, “sustainable development”). So I found it somewhat surprising that he provided no primary source(s) for a Feb. 10 article…

Nobel history of a scientific “trick”

One of the more contentious issues that arose from the release of the Climategate emails is the confirmation from Phil Jones that: I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temperatures to each series for the last 20 years (i.e. from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.…