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McExpertise and the ClimateGate manufactured crisis of confidence

December 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

It’s under ten minutes … And, for any rational person, that ten minutes will shatter any chance of belief that there is a substantive basis for concern about climate science’s foundations due to ClimateGate (SwiftHack). Several moments of particular skill in this takedown of McExperts making noise about ClimateGate 7 minutes in there is the […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · global warming deniers · google · skeptic

Is a graphic worth 1000 words? WashPost temperature chart & ClimateGATE

December 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The old adage: A picture is worth 1,000 words.  Does this apply to graphics as well? Today’s Washington Post has a front-page article on ClimateGATE (more appropriately, perhaps SwiftHack) In e-mails, science of warming is hot debate. Showing the heat of the debate, the article already has 255 comments as of 7:55 on a Saturday […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · energy efficiency · Global Warming · government energy policy · Washington Post

Sarah Palin’s zombie charm …

December 3rd, 2009 · 14 Comments

Sarah “Energy Exert” Palin has weighed in on ClimateGate, using Facebook to jump in with her perspective on SwiftHack.  Let’s take a moment to parse this statement.

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Tags: Energy

ClimateGATE: Some tastes of Truth rather than truthiness

December 3rd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Sadly, we need to spend time on the anti-science syndrome sound machine’s efforts to spin and promote ClimateGate / SwiftHack as something meriting focus rather than recognizing that every serious piece of work in the field is highlighting that the situation of climate change is getting more dire (essentially) on every front of the climate […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers

Change in the Weather

December 2nd, 2009 · 7 Comments

This guest post by Martin from Boztopia takes a step back and discusses ClimateGate from ther perspective of an intelligent, non-scientist, observer. I was not planning to write anything about “Climategate” (or the “Swifthack,” as Josh Nelson calls it) initially. I’m no scientist, and definitely not a climatologist, geologist, or anything even remotely qualified to […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers

Does John Broder know that Media Matters exists?

December 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

The head of the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit, Professor Phil Jones, has stepped aside from his directorship for a temporary period to enable a faster and more comprehensive investigation of the Center’s electronic security and of how he (and others) managed the CRU (and their email correspondence) in the face of determined […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · climate change · climate delayers · Congress · Energy · energy efficiency · James Inhofe · jim hansen · journalism · political symbols · politics

Faux for Balance: Post’s Opinion Section Strikes Out on Climate Change, again …

December 1st, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Washington Post‘s editorial board consistently shows its understanding and concerns about Global Warming with editorials that clearly state an understanding of the key facts of Global Warming: Climate Change is real; Human activity is driving the rapidity and severity of change; that unchecked climate change could have catastrophic implications; and, that we (Americans and […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · Washington Post

SwiftHack Scandal: What You Need to Know

November 25th, 2009 · 14 Comments

This guest post from Josh at Enviroknow is the most comprehensive and organized post about ClimateGATE that has emerged to date.  Josh will be updating this excellent reference document here. First of all, this story should never have been called ClimateGate. Given the similarities between this smear job and the Swift Boat attacks on Senator […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · Global Warming · global warming deniers

ClimateGate reveals nefarious conspiracy!

November 21st, 2009 · 12 Comments

I apologize. This post corrects something written yesterday. ClimateGATE reveals nefarious conspiracy? NOT! asserted that the hacked emails from a leading global warming (climate change) science center did not reveal some form of conspiracy in the climate change world. That conclusion was wrong. I apologize. There is a quite serious conspiracy highlighted through ClimateGATE.

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Tags: climate change · environmental · Global Warming

ClimateGate reveals nefarious conspiracy? NOT!

November 20th, 2009 · 13 Comments

Roaring through the denialosphere are claims that “Climategate” somehow represents “the final nail in the coffin of ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’”. Sigh. What do we see in these emails? There seem to be some strong anger at those who work hard to distort information in their work and distort science when speaking to non-scientific communities. There […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · Global Warming · global warming deniers