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The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature algorithm seems to work quite well, with coverage by the Economist, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the London Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Los Angeles Times, US News and World Report, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Independent and CNN. Here is the BEST algorithm:…

Last year on Counterpoint Anthony Watts appeared: Michael Duffy: In which direction does the bias lie? Are you suggesting that the temperature has not got as hot as the American official historical record suggests? Anthony Watts: That’s correct. It’s an interesting situation. The early arguments against this project said that all of these different biases…

Last year Anthony Watts said that it was a certainty that siting differences caused a warm bias: “I can say with certainty that our findings show that there are differences in siting that cause a difference in temperatures, not only from a high and low type measurement but also from a trend measurement and a…

Indur Goklany, DDT and Malaria

Ed Darrell points to a WUWT post by Indur Goklany which promotes the use of DDT to fight malaria instead of more effective measures. As with most of the DDT promoters, Goklany carefully avoids mentioning the way mosquitoes evolve resistance to insecticides. For example, here’s what he has on Sri Lanka: For instance, malaria incidences…

Engelbeen on CO2

Anthony Watts has guest post by Ferdinand Engelbeen (the guy Plimer plagiarised) explaining how we know that the increase in CO2 is not natural. Good on Watts for putting some accurate science on his blog. Mind you, the comments include folks like Richard Courtney arguing against it. Hat tip: TrueSceptic

In a column at the New York Times (or is it an advertorial for Watts up With That?), Virginia Heffernan uses the Pepsi affair to refight the postmodernist Science Wars. It seems that she’s still upset by the Sokal hoax and wants some payback against the scientists.

Tamino calls out Anthony Watts

Tamino writes It has now been independently confirmed, by multiple persons, that my results regarding the impact of station dropout on global temperature are correct. Your claims, in your document with Joe D’Aleo for the SPPI, are just plain wrong. … If you have any honor at all, you’ll set the record straight. You owe…

Leakegate scandal gets bigger

The Leakegate scandal keeps getting worse. Jonathan Leake, already in trouble for his habit of deliberately concealing facts that contradicted the story he wanted to spin is back with a story that reads like it was ghost written by Mark Morano. Leake wants to spin a tale that the world isn’t really warming, so he…

It’s been over two years since John V, used the surfacestations.org data to show that the warming trends were the same for “good” and “bad” weather stations. Since then they’ve collected data on more stations, but still have not published their own comparison. It would be cynical of me to suggest that the reason is…

Anthony Watts’ abuse of the DMCA

When Peter Sinclair made Anthony Watts the subject of his “Climate Crock of the week” video, Watts response was to attempt to suppress the criticism by making a bogus copyright claim against the video. Naturally this hasn’t worked, with Desmogblog reposting the video. Better see it in case Watts tries again. Also of interest is…