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McKitrick’s quote mining

Deep Climate dissects Ross McKitrick’s deceptive quoting from the emails stolen from CRU in 2009: In one particularly outrageous and error-filled passage, McKitrick accuses IPCC AR4 co-ordinating lead authors Phil Jones and Kevin Trenberth of selecting their team of contributing authors solely on the basis of whether they agree with the pair’s scientific views. He…

McKitrick at it again

I don’t think I need to add much to Deep Climate’s dissection of McKitrick’s claims that one of his papers has been unfairly rejected, so I’ll just make three quick points. McKitrick claims: There was some excitement when a blogger found a minor error in our computer code (we had released the code at the…

Shorter Heartland Conference

Allow me to shorten Heartland’s 2009 International Conference on Climate Change for you. Joseph L. Bast: Bray’s survey shows that there is no consensus. Vaclav Klaus: Environmentalists have a secret plan to “return mankind centuries back”. Richard Lindzen: It is an error to say “It’s the sun!” Tom McClintock: Al Gore is fat. And, it’s…

Party at Rabett’s!

McKitrick and Essex have managed to get their “no such thing as average temperature” stupidity published in a journal! In their paper they add some new stupid to go with the old stupid from Taken by Storm. Can they take Chillingar and Khilyuk‘s crown? Eli Rabett is having a pinata party/open book exam to celebrate.…

In February, 86 evangelical Christian leaders backed the Evangelical Climate Initiative, calling for federal legislation to reduce CO2 emissions. Opposing them is a group called the Interfaith Stewardship Alliance who are collecting signatures in support of a document arguing against the existence of anthropogenic global warming. It’s the usual discredited stuff: Oregon petition, Peiser’s discredited…

In the olden days to become a leading climate scientist you had to work hard, do lots of research and publish it in good journals. Now there’s a quicker method. Put out a press release.

Climate change is real

Six Australian business leader reckon that the debate is over and climate change is real: Six business leaders yesterday stepped into the greenhouse debate, and blew the whistle. Game over, they said: climate change is real, it’s going to hurt, and unless we act now, it’s going to hurt us a lot. These guys know…

You have two 50g containers of cream. One is 10% fat, and the other 20% fat. You combine them. What is the percentage of fat in the mixture? A. 10% of 50 is 5, 20% of 50 is 10. (10+5)/(50+50) is 15%. The answer is 15%, the arithmetic mean of 10% and 20%. B. 14.1%,…

Moving Goalposts

Hockey stick wars, the story so far: McIntyre and McKitrick (M&M) first claimed that the hockey stick graph was the product of “collation errors, unjustifiable truncations of extrapolation of source data, obsolete data, geographical location errors, incorrect calculations of principal components, and other quality control defects.” Mann, Bradley and Hughes (MBH) published a correction to…

Figure 2.2 explains it all

Eli Rabett is working his way through Taken By Storm. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this work, it’s a global warming denial book which contains some spectacularly Bad Physics, with the authors claiming that average temperature has no physical meaning. Anyway, Rabett is reading chapter two, and finds he needs to create…