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The Australian finally publishes Mike Sandiford’s correction of the false claims from Plimer that The Australian published two weeks earlier: Deliberately misrepresenting data or making it up is just not on. Here’s an example. In a section from his new book, How To Get Expelled from School, as reprinted in The Weekend Australian recently, Plimer…

Keith Kloor says that this “concisely expressed” his thinking on climate change: I categorise myself as somebody who recognises that additional CO2 in the atmosphere as a result of man’s activities (fossil fuel burning and land use change) will have an effect on the balance of radiation coming into and leaving our atmosphere. I do…

The Wegman scandal has made The Scientist‘s list of the top 5 science scandals of 2011: A controversial climate change paper was retracted when it was found to contain passages lifted from other sources, including Wikipedia. The paper, published by climate change skeptic Edward Wegman of George Mason University in Computational Statistics and Data Analysis…

The Australian has continued its war on science by printing an extract from Ian Plimer’s new book, How to Get Expelled from School. The extract is largely plagiarised from this press release on a recent paper in Science by Funder et al finding large fluctuations in Arctic sea ice over the last 10,000 years. Plimer…

Plimer suffers from crank magnetism

Crank magnetism is the tendency of someone attracted to one crank idea to be attracted to more. Ian Plimer, already notable for his acceptance of the iron Sun theory and the volcanoes emit more CO2 than humans theory has now been revealed as believing (like Christopher Booker) that white asbestos is harmless. But Plimer has…

Monckton debunks Monckton

Peter Hadfield dissects Monckton’s response to Hadfield’s demolition of Monckton’s claims about climate science. Hadfield coins the term “Monckton maneuver” to describe Monckton’s tactic of changing his position when shown to be wrong and pretending that his position hasn’t changed.

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…

On the trick to hide the context

Peter Hadfield (potholer54) talks on the deceitful quoting of the emails stolen from CRU in 2009 Juliette Jowit in The Guardian puts some more of them in context.

Stolen CRU emails: the rejects

Some more of the emails stolen from the Climate Research Centre in 2009 have been released. This time they are accompanied by a readme with out-of-context quotes that asserts the purpose of the release is information transparency, but that’s an obvious lie, since they’ve sat on them for two years and released them just before…

Australia passes carbon tax

Australia’s carbon tax has been passed by the Senate. Be entertained as Piers Akerman goes barking mad: This is the day the Western tradition of science-backed advancement of the human condition was rejected in favour of paganism. … We are witnessing the beginning of the end game for Australia as we know it. … The…