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McKitrick update

McKitrick has added a correction his page describing his paper that purports to find economic signals that I posted on here. McKitrick admits to mixing up degrees and radians but claims: There was a small error in the calculation of regression coefficients in our paper. Our conclusions were not affected by this problem As I…

McKitrick screws up yet again

I’ve had a closer look at the “bombshell” paper that Patrick Michaels described like this: After four years of one of the most rigorous peer reviews ever, Canadian Ross McKitrick and another of us (Michaels) published a paper searching for “economic” signals in the temperature record. … The research showed that somewhere around one-half of…

You Dirty Errata

Mann, Bradley and Hughes have published some corrections to the supplementary information for the famous hockey stick graph showing the temperature record of the last 1000 years. They say that the errors do not affect their published results. This could explain why McKitrick and McIntyre could not reproduce their results, but McKitrick is continuing to…

Last week I wrote about Paul Georgia’s review of Essex and McKitrick’s Taken by Storm. Based on their book, Georgia made multiple incorrect statements about the physics of temperature. Of course, it might have just been that Georgia misunderstood their book. Fortunately Essex and McKitrick have a briefing on their book, and while Georgia mangles…

More McKitrick

Chris Mooney notes that McKitrick defended Inhofe’s claim that “manmade global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated” I’m not the only one who has found problems with McKitrick’s writings on climate. Robert Grumbine has some comments on another McKitrick paper: He was fooling around with correlating per capita income with the observed temperature changes.…

The graph above, which Iain Murray claimed showed that “The fact that the ten hottest years happened since 1991 may well be an artifact of the collapse in the number of weather monitoring stations contributing to the global temperature calculations following the fall of communism (see graph)” comes from this paper by Ross McKitrick. McKitrick…

Correspondence with Ross McKitrick

[This correspondence started with an email from McKitrick commenting on this post. I’ve edited it to remove most of the quoted text from previous emails. Further discussion is here.]

Iain Murray, at it again

John Quiggin has another post on the right wing attack on science, this time describing the Australian front. Chris Mooney has great article in the The American Prospect about James Inhofe’s part in the attack on science. And Iain Murray is at it again. He has a post where he refers to graph on the…