Prominent climate skeptic defends Phil Jones

Roy Spencer, darling of the climate skeptic community, says he is not very organized, as Phil Jones said of himself, and that "if you asked me to find original data from 20 years ago I'd have great difficulty too. We just didn't realise in those days how important and controversial this would all become - … Continue reading Prominent climate skeptic defends Phil Jones

Climate Change and the Integrity of Science

Science has published a letter with 250 signatories protesting the recent and extreme attacks on scientists, climate scientists in particular. I agree with Michael, this letter should not be behind a paywall. I think the fact that it is, is disturbingly revealing of the disadvantage science has in the PR arenas. It is very well … Continue reading Climate Change and the Integrity of Science

Monbiot.com » Debate with Steve Easterbrook

Here is a fascinating exchange between George Monbiot and Steve Easterbrook exploring the larger issues behind the recent Swifthacking of CRU email (aka ClimateGate). Steve makes an excellent presentation of the case for what happens to be my personal view on this mess, namely that the media has failed in a major and tragic way … Continue reading Monbiot.com » Debate with Steve Easterbrook

The F in FOI Request stands for “Form letter”

For most of us, the F in FOI stands for "freedom". It seems for Steve McIntyre, it stands for "form letter". Via Eli Rabett we learn that the Freedom of Information requests (FOI) that are central to the only potentially damnng aspect of the CRU "swifthacking" incident have been released. They can be found here[PDF]. … Continue reading The F in FOI Request stands for “Form letter”