A British peer hectors the American and Canadian democracies about their responsibilities to “the poor”:
Lord Prescott told Radio 4′s Today programme the clock should be stopped on the Kyoto provisions and a “reassessment” made in 2015 – or a new deal would “wither on the vine”.
“That is what Canada and America want, [...]
Walter Russell Meade takes Al Gore on as the wrong man to trumpet the hazards of climate change:
A television preacher can eat too many french fries, watch too much cheesy TV and neglect his kids in the quest for global fame. But he cannot indulge in drug fueled trysts with male prostitutes while [...]
Hal Lewis writes a doozy:
As recently as thirty-five years ago, when I chaired the first APS study of a contentious social/scientific issue, The Reactor Safety Study, though there were zealots aplenty on the outside there was no hint of inordinate pressure on us as physicists. We were therefore able to produce what I [...]
That’s the thinking in the academic world. Unless you’re one of nearly 500 scientists listed by the National Academy of Science as climate change skeptic deniers.
In which case it’s “publish and perish.”
Best to put it on hold for a while.
Because you’re stupid.
One less thing to worry about, apparently:
The Gulf Stream does not appear to be slowing down, say US scientists who have used satellites to monitor tell-tale changes in the height of the sea.
Confirming work by other scientists using different methodologies, they found dramatic short-term variability but no longer-term trend.
A slow-down – [...]
Britain’s Met Office is set for a do-over on climate data:
After the firestorm of criticism called Climate-gate, the British government’s official Meteorological Office has decided to give its modern climate data a do-over.
At a meeting on Monday of about 150 climate scientists in the quiet Turkish seaside resort of Antalya, representatives of [...]
Bjørn Lomborg is one of those most difficult of men: An engagingly active and intelligent academic who questions the scientific consensus on climate change.
Not so much its existence – after all, you’d have an equal shot at challenging the sunrise or sunset as climate change – but its causes, significance and the cost/benefit [...]
The center IPCC cannot hold:
A STARTLING report by the United Nations climate watchdog that global warming might wipe out 40% of the Amazon rainforest was based on an unsubstantiated claim by green campaigners who had little scientific expertise.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its 2007 benchmark report that even [...]