Calling all Canadians: Check your climate’s context

Back in my halcyon days, i.e. long before “global warming” aka “climate change” – aka whatever the dedicated “we must de-carbonize now” activists and advocates are calling it this week – crossed my radar, it did not even occur to me to give a second thought to or to question the message(s) being relayed by…

Of word salads and firebrands on the UN waterfront

So, while the U.K. Met Office (presumably still inspired by their enhanced status as a “jewel in the crown, of British and global science”) has been unable to master the technology required to correct an unsupportable headline as part of their effort to “bridge the gap between climate scientists and the public”, an organization called…

Climategate 3.0: Practicing what I preach

In my previous post, I had written: To my mind the password protected files [included in CG2] were more akin to an archive of documents written in an obscure language that required “translation”. And there was only one person on the planet who could provide the “translation” so that the material in the archive would…

Memo to journos: Why you are not trusted

Two interesting posts today from two investigative journalists – both in the U.K. The first is from Brendan O’Neill, whose opening remarks about investigative journalism, at University College Cork Journalism Society’s annual conference. include the following: Investigating the crisis of 21st Century Journalism [...] There is a great deal of investigative journalism around today. The…

Revkin screens out cops’ Climategate screening exercises

There’s a myth out there that has gained the status of a cliché: that scientists love proving themselves wrong, that the first thing they do after constructing a hypothesis is to try to falsify it. Professors tell students that this is the essence of science. Yet most scientists behave very differently in practice. They not…

Out of the blue … Gleick on the road to Rio?

[Pls. see Update at end of this post -hro] I’m not a frequent tweeter … but I came across an interesting tweet a few minutes ago (although it was posted 6 hours before I saw it!): Climate Resistance is the blog of the U.K.’s Ben Pile, someone whose links I have confidence in following. Sure…