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Tim Curtin’s incompetence with basic statistics is the stuff of legend. Curtin has now demonstrated incompetence at a fairly new journal called The Scientific World Journal. Consider his very first “result” (emphasis mine): I first regress the global mean temperature (GMT) anomalies against the global annual values of the main climate variable evaluated by the…

Michael Asten continues The Australian‘s war on science. In his latest piece (Google “Science hijacked at school level”) Asten complains that secondary science education is not paying attention to the views of Ian Plimer on climate change. Perusal of the resources for secondary school physics students provided by the Australian Institute of Physics (Vic) Education…

May 2012 Open thread

April 2012 Open thread

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March 2012 Open Thread

Wegman Heartland update

John Mashey, in comments writes: It has been a busy week or so, with more to come. 1) See Fakery, p.3 and p.12. In ~2009, Heartland+SEPP+CSCDGC got ~$8M. The other 9 on p.3 got ~$39M.The additional 36 501(c)(3) on p.12 added another $283M. Now, only some of that is for climate disinformation, but some of…

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.

February 2012 Open Thread

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.

Whenever we had bean salad, my Dad would always ask “What’s that?” When told what it was, he would say “Don’t tell me what it’s been, tell me what it is now!” That’s a Dad joke. The defining properties of a Dad joke are that it is not funny and that Dad keeps repeating it.…