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Meanwhile, In Vancouver…

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Climate Change

So, looks like Drudge and the right wing blogosphere focused on the snowfall in D.C. to claim that global warming is a hoax. Only problem…they’re completely ignoring that the success of the winter Olympics is in jeopardy because…get ready for it…there is no snow! Let’s run down some of the headlines… Olympics: Helicopters and trucks […]

February 10th, 2010 | Permalink| 49 Comments »

Copenhagen Leak: Summit in Disarray

By Frank Hagan | Related entries in Climate Change

Several media outlets are reporting a donneybrook in Denmark as the Copenhagen climate summit attendees grapple with a leaked document. The UK’s Guardian reports: The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that […]

December 8th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

The University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit’s New & Improved Scientific Method

By mw | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Climate Change, Gore

One document escaped the purloined University of East Anglia CRU data dump. The CRU Scientific Methodology can be reverse engineered from the procedures documented in the e-mails and code. The New & Improved CRU Scientific Methodology can now be revealed.

December 3rd, 2009 | Permalink| 50 Comments »

Et tu, Jon Stewart?

By Frank Hagan | Related entries in Climate Change

Cross posted to Tweet

December 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

ClimateGate Update: Jones Steps Aside

By Frank Hagan | Related entries in Climate Change

The AP is reporting that Dr. Phil Jones, one of the main figures in the ClimateGate scandal, is stepping down during the investigation: LONDON (AP) — The chief of a prestigious British research center caught in a storm of controversy over claims that he and others suppressed data about climate change has stepped down pending […]

December 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

ClimateGate and Britain’s FOI

By Frank Hagan | Related entries in Climate Change

The release of emails and other documents from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) has proven to be, at the very least, an embarrassment to the scientists involved. Now, there may be legal issues involved. Britain’s Freedom of Information Act (FOI) is referenced several times in the stolen emails, notably in a […]

November 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 19 Comments »

You Know its Serious When it’s a Gate

By Frank Hagan | Related entries in Climate Change

You know an issue is serious when it gets the suffix “gate” added to it. “Climategate” seems to be sticking in the media for the publication of stolen email and program documents we covered in our story Climate Email Hacked. Even more significant: parodies are popping up: Like all parodies, its probably not fair, and […]

November 25th, 2009 | Permalink| 27 Comments »

Climate Email Hacked

By Frank Hagan | Related entries in Climate Change

To paraphrase Julie Andrews, “The Blogs are Alive …”, but this time with stolen emails rather than “Music”. Documents and archived emails were stolen from the University of East Anglia’s Hadley Climatic Research Center (CRU). The first accounts indicate that 1,072 emails and 72 documents were stolen and then posted anonymously on file servers. The […]

November 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Climate: Mistakes or Prevarication?

By Frank Hagan | Related entries in Climate Change

Climate science is a technical field. Modern measurements, reaching back only a few decades, provide us with a degree of precision not found in historical records (yet even modern measurements have problems). To calculate the tiny changes that may be the beginning of global warming we need modern precision for past ages as well. So […]

November 10th, 2009 | Permalink| 28 Comments »