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Over at the Monthly, Robert Manne writes about Monckton’s plan for a super-rich person to establish a Fox News for Australia. I thought we already had that in the Australian.

More fraud from Pat Michaels

Pat Michaels is infamous for his fraudulent graph presented to Congress in 1998. Dana Nuccitelli at Skeptical Science details some more fraudulent graphs from Michaels.

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scandal has made The Scientist‘s list of the top 5 science scandals of 2011: A controversial climate change paper was retracted when it was found to contain passages lifted from other sources, including Wikipedia.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.