Revkin revs up NYT’s climate change concern count

Barely a day goes by when I don’t receive a grandiose “subscription” offer from the so-called (or at the very least self-proclaimed) “newspaper of record”, the New York Times. And if anyone from the NYY happens to be reading this, here’s a message from Hilary: Frankly, apart from your daily summaries (and the ten freebies…

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 …

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…

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…

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…