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Scientists issue powerful statement

May 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Perhaps you’ve missed it (that is if you haven’t been connected to the world for a few decades are so), but there is a full-throated attack under way against the integrity of the scientific process, scientists and the scientific community. While climate skepticism / denial has many motivations, the simple fact: with each passing day, […]

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Tags: Energy

Scientific Society Revises Climate Change Statement: science advances

April 23rd, 2010 · 3 Comments

The Geological Society of America (GSA) has revised its 2006 statement on climate change. The GSA’s position statement on climate change is as follows: Decades of scientific research have shown that climate can change from both natural and anthropogenic causes. The Geological Society of America (GSA) concurs with assessments by the National Academies of Science […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

“Positive” isn’t always good: Cilmate Change Feedback

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on “Positive” isn’t always good: Cilmate Change Feedback

This guest post comes from DCoronata covering a quite important set of issues on feedback systems, starting off with some basic education and ending with basic (and critical) questions.    There are so many tangible and complicated parameters to our planet’s climate that after centuries of examination and decades of high-level accurate predictions about what […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

Daily Mail Distortions Deluding Denialosphere

February 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Denialosphere is in rapture due to a Daily Mail story earlier today which, in a very distorted write-up, claims that a major climate scientist has stated that there is no warming since 1995. The title of this travesty of something claiming to be journalism: Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There […]

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

Considering Institutional Authorities and Climate Change.

February 9th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Recently, I realized that one of the reasons why it is so interesting to focus on energy and climate change issues is the incredibly complexity of issues, interconnections, and feedback patterns/cycles in these interactions. If one is serious in these domains and is even slightly curious in nature, it is essentially impossible to learn something […]

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Tags: climate change · Energy · Global Warming

Now we know the problem … scientists need to caveat more …

February 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Now we know the problem … scientists need to caveat more …

John Beddington, the UK government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, evidently thinks the key challenge in the global discussion of climate change is that scientists don’t caveat their work extensively enough and that scientists speak too forcefully. According to reporting in the Guardian, [Beddington] said the false claim in the IPCC’s report was symptomatic of a wider […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

Americans’ Christmas Eve wishes for a Clean Energy Future

December 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Hidden among the hustle and bustle of Americans’ preparations for Christmas, with snowstorms disrupting travel (and giving climate confusers another opportunity to proclaim “its cold and snowing today, therefore global warming isn’t real), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) released poll results showing strong public support for clean energy and action on climate change. Strikingly, 82 […]

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Tags: climate change · Energy · Global Warming · politics · research

Science vs Belief … a perspective for discussions

December 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Science vs Belief … a perspective for discussions

This guest post comes from scientist rb137. Many of us are disappointed about the results coming from COP15, and we’re concerned that the world isn’t addressing climate change fast enough. We’re afraid that by the time we get enough people on board it will be too late. One of the problems we face is that […]

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

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

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