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Essex and McKitrick lose at bingo

Eli Rabett has scored Essex and McKitrick’s briefing for Taken By Storm at Global Warming Skeptic Bingo. Alas, they don’t win. I reckon their book will do better. For example, they get another box at bingo with this passage (from page 134 of their book): There are enemies of T-Rex who think that the satellite…

Eli Rabett dissects Essex and McKitrick’s incompetence with averages: Unfortunately, either Essex or McKitrick or both do not understand zero and negative numbers. You know where my money is. Read his post to see why. Mind you, Steve McIntyre isn’t convinced that there is anything wrong with their argument because “Chris Essex is an accomplished…

Telephone with Temperature

Eli Rabett continues to try to puzzle out the weird statements about temperature in Taken by Storm: Reading the several versions of Essex and McKitrick anyone familiar with thermodynamics (heat engines, blackbodies, chemical reactions, etc.) will start to scratch their heads. One peculiar statement after another appears dealing with temperature and other basic stuff. It…

Taken by Rubbish

Eli Rabbett has encountered Essex and McKitrick’s briefing about their book Taken by Storm (which I criticised here) and is not impressed: with so many dubious claims that one hardly knows where to begin.

WSJ hatchet job exposed

The Wall Street Journal has a reputation for publishing excellent news pages and mendacious editorial pages. Now, an investigation by Environmental Science and Technology on an WSJ front page article on McIntyre and McKitrick makes you wonder if the editorial pages are influencing the news reporting. You should read the whole thing, but here are…

HangLeft: “it fits the pattern we’ve come to know and expect from the Republicans: when facts get in the way of their bankrupt ideology, they cover up those facts and intimidate the messenger.” Coturnix: “With all the misuse of science by the current Administration I still never expected the Lysenko-style persecution of scientists whose data…

Chris Mooney reports on the latest attack on the hockey stick. Joe Barton, chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce has sent out a set of letters, supposedly “requesting information regarding global warming studies”. However, if you look at the letters, you will find that the only study he is interested is Mann, Bradley…

RealClimate

Excellent news. Some climate scientists have started a blog called RealClimate, something sorely needed to correct the disinformation put about by Tech Central Station and the like. I hope they can do for climate science what The Panda’s Thumb does for evolution. One of the first posts is by Rasmus Benestad on the McKitrick-Michaels paper…

McKitrick guide

There seems to be some confusion about McKitrick’s latest attempt to refute global warming. For instance, Andrew Sullivan thinks that McKitrick’s famous degrees-radians screw up is part of this latest attempt. However, McKitrick claims to have refuted global warming in several different ways and the degrees-radians screw up was a in a different paper to…

Deja Hockey Stick

In this column, Richard Muller claims that McKitrick and McIntyre have shown that the hockey stick graph is an “artifact of poor mathematics”. If you have been following the global warming debate this claim should look familiar, because McKitrick and McIntyre made the same claim last year as well. So what’s new? Well, last year…