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The Khilyuk and Chilingar test

Earlier I wrote about Khilyuk and Chilingar their mistake is so large and so obvious that anyone who cites them either has no clue about climate science or doesn’t care whether what they write is true or not. So who has discredited themselves by citing them?

In Boltspeak 97% = “some”

In Andrew Bolt’s latest column he sort of admits that Peiser was wrong, but still misleads his readers. As Attard reported, I’d cited research by British academic Benny Peiser, who claimed to have disproved a survey that concluded none of a sample of scientific papers doubted the theory of man-made global warming. That was a…

Peiser admits he was 97% wrong

In 2004, Naomi Oreskes looked at a sample of 928 papers in refereed scientific journals and found that not one disagreed with the scientific consensus: that humans are responsible for most of the warming in the last few decades. Benny Peiser disputed this, claiming that 34 of them rejected or doubted the consensus. I asked…

Bolt’s abuse of science

One of the things that gave Andrew Bolt 0 out of 10 on global warming was his misleading account of Severinghaus’ research. Crikey reports: Severinghaus told Crikey that he doesn’t make a habit of Googling his own research, but Bolt appeared on his radar when a librarian in Brisbane wrote to him asking if “I’d…

Andrew Bolt welcomes Al Gore to Australia with a column that accuses Gore of being “one of the worst of the fact-fiddling Green evangelicals”. Bolt writes: Well, here are just 10 of my own “minor quibbles” with Gore’s film. These are my own “inconvenient truths”, and judge from them the credibility of Gore’s warnings of…

DDT and bedbugs

Jake Young reports that bedbugs are back. Andrew Bolt naturally blames greens: “Being green can make you itchy“, because:

The Australian government’s conclusion that the climate change debate is over has prompted a column from Andrew Bolt, who insists that there is to a big debate still going on. Bolt writes: Just look at the big Greenhouse 2005 conference [environment minister Ian Campbell] department is sponsoring in Melbourne in a week. See how free…

Andrew Bolt has responded to Tim Flannery’s correction of some Bolt’s egregious errors. Bolt’s primary tactic in his criticism of Flannery is to go out of his way to misinterpret Flannery’s writing and then when Flannery corrects the misinterpretation to insist that his strange reading is the only correct one. Bolt isn’t even bothered when…

The Weather Makers

Tim Flannery has a new book The Weather Makers on climate change. You can read an extract here. Naturally this has prompted the usual pieces on how global warming totally isn’t happening. First we have William Kininmonth, who writes: The science linking human activities to climate change is simplistic and his arguments are assisted by…

Andrew Bolt: making it up?

One of the few things that Andrew Bolt got correct in his original criticism of the Lancet study was the sample size, 988 households: Its researchers interviewed 7868 Iraqis in 988 households in 33 neighbourhoods around Iraq, allegedly chosen randomly, and asked who in the house had died in the 14 months before the invasion…