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 …

New, improved “gold standard” IPCC: Business as (conflicted as) usual

[Please see update below] While the U.K. Guardian‘s activist-journalist Suzanne Goldenberg bemoans the lack of mention of “climate change” in the recent US presidential debates, the new, improved Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) appears to be continuing its standard operating procedure of … ignoring its own rules. As Steve McIntyre noted yesterday: […] 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…

The UN font of discord and disappointment

To anyone who has followed media coverage of the United Nations (UN) activities and pronouncements over the years – not to mention the UN’s own “official” documents – it will come as no surprise to learn that yet another UN sponsored conference has ended in “discord and disappointment”, as Fiona Harvey reports in the U.K.…

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…