Black on Mann vs Steyn (et al)

UPDATE: 05/4/2014 In a Comment below, Alex Cull draws attention to a zoomerTV program which is an extended conversation between Conrad Black and Mark Steyn, which took place on April 9. Enjoy! ========= My erstwhile fellow Canadian, Conrad Black, does not hold the American justice system in particularly high esteem. Depending on one’s perspective, one…

Quote of the week: Concept behind IPCC basically wrong

The bloggie award (2014 “Best Weblog About Politics”) winning Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) recently announced that “Professor Lennart Bengtsson, one of Sweden’s leading climate scientists, has joined the GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council”. Not one to let any grass grow under his feet, Holland’s Marcel Crok has conducted an interview with Bengtsson which is well…

The “Mannifestation” of climate science

Dr. Judith Curry has an absolute must-read post today, in which she cites extensive text from Dr. John Christy’s March 2011 testimony (pdf) before the US House Science, Space and Technology Committee. Curry writes: John Christy has a unique perspective on how the hockey stick became the icon of the TAR [Third Assessment Report] –…

IPCC WG III on CO2 “equivalents” … and confusion

So, while Stephan <even when I’m wrong, I’m right> Lewandowsky continues to defend his indefensible Recursive Fury against Frontiers’ retraction – aided and abetted by his dutiful little gophers (aka Dana Nuccitelli and John Cook) – thereby planting himself (and his over-inflated ego) firmly in the ranks of those whose signature anthem should be “Mediocrity…

NEWSFLASH: “Climate change is not stopping”, says WMO chief

Since 2004, Michel Jarraud has served as the Secretary-General (i.e. head honcho) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This UN organization is one of two “parents” of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The other “parent”, as readers of this blog will no doubt recall, is the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), promulgator of…

A brief update to a Frontears footnote

An update from the “now you see it, now you don’t” department at Frontiers in Psychology, the (now former) home of Lewandowsky and pals’ example of abysmal “scholarship”, their so-called Recursive Fury paper. In Footnote1 to my March 24 post I had written: Even though Frontiers has issued a rather milquetoast flavoured “retraction” of Fury,…