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…

Of journalists, their sources and … evidence

In my post a few days ago, I had observed that the narratives offered by the New York Times‘ Andrew Revkin (and some of his counterparts at other MSM establishments) often struck me as being somewhat shallow in that he seems overly-inclined to rely solely on the word of a climate scientist, simply because, well,…

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…

Of climatologists and cartoons: Compare and contrast

Climatologist 1: Dr. Myles Allen, blog novice Academic affiliation: Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, and Head of the Climate Dynamics Group in the University’s Department of Physics Extra-curricular activities include: leads the http://www.climateprediction.net project, using distributed computing to run the world’s largest ensemble climate modelling…

Sunday shocker: Michael Mann misrepresents … again

March 9, 2011: Please note updates at the end of this post -hro “They’re street fighters and we’re Cub Scouts,” says [Michael] Mann. “The Cub Scouts are going to lose this fight if we don’t become more wily.” [Source] In Dr. Judith Curry’s week in review, she notes and asks: The climate wars have continued…

Climategate: Of thumbnails, big pictures and timing

In the first of a two-part series related to the dervishes being whipped up in Durban, the National Post‘s Peter Foster notes: The moral climate Climate change is a scientific issue, not a moral issue This is the first of two parts. Tomorrow: In a “moral” science climate, skeptics are classed as ­“crackpots.” The 17th…