Frontears of mediocrity: Lewandowsky & Mann on the march

A little over four months ago, Dr. Judith Curry had excerpted and commented on what I would call a meeting of the mindless, i.e. a joint whine paired with cheesey (and unsubstantiated) allegations, co-authored by two self-declared “experts” – psychologist, Stephan Lewandowsky and climate scientist, Michael Mann – who share an extreme aversion to disclosing…

The many misrepresentations of Mann

I was thinking of calling this post, A Tale of Two Bullies with Over-sized Egos. But I decided that discretion was the better part of valour. My “thesis” has long been that Michael Mann is the David Irving of “climate science”. Some evidence in support of my thesis …

Walport’s ignorance and banal soundbytes

Writing in Spiked, the U.K.’s Ben Pile has an excellent essay on the latest shoot-from-the-lip pronouncements emanating from the keyboard of the government’s “Chief Scientific Advisor”, Sir Mark Walport (and/or perhaps that of his ghost-writer!) Some excerpts from Pile’s assessment: Sir Mark Walport’s demand that climate-change sceptics ‘grow up’ only reveals his ignorance about the…

The failed marches of climate “cause” marketeers

Readers of this blog know that I rarely find anything commendable about Canada’s national (i.e. tax-funded) broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). There are, however, some exceptions to their agenda-driven superficial and utterly biased “coverage” of their favoured “causes”. One such exception is a series they air (but do not produce) called Under the Influence.…

A subterranean war on science?

Originally posted on Climate Etc.:
by Judith Curry [T]here is a routine confusion between science as a process (the scientific method), and science as an institution. – Ben Pile This thread is motivated by the recent publication of a paper entitled The Subterranean War on Science, by Stephan Lewandowsky, Michael Mann, et al.  The first…

IPCC’s extreme sausage: unkosher and unsustainable treife

On the heels of the release of a draft of Working Group I (WGI)’s contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the U.K. Royal Society, one of the IPCC’s illustrious cheerleaders, has been holding a two-day meeting to discuss this report and the “next steps in climate science”. The…

CBC finally drops IPCC-nik Andrew Weaver’s fake Nobel laurel

[Please note UPDATE below -hro] Canada’s National (taxpayer funded) Broadcaster, the CBC has rarely – if ever – missed an opportunity to unquestioningly promote the alarmist “cause” along with its made in Canada green activists and advocates. Andrew Weaver is one of the CBC’s favourite idols. Weaver – who has never demonstrated any understanding of…

IPCC’s AR5: Pontifications from planet Stocker, Pachauri & Steiner

UPDATE 09/27/2013 12:13 AM PDT Text of speeches by Stocker, Pachauri & two others (not Steiner!) now posted at: http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/press_information.shtml#.UkUuNNJwp8F In its typically “transparent” fashion, on Sept. 23, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assembled behind closed doors to conduct the “line by line” approval of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of Working Group…