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IOPgate: IOP uses memory hole

BigCityLib catches the IOP using the memory hole. William Connolley is not impressed: What a bunch of slimy little toads: they pretend to believe in openness, they won’t tell us who wrote their statements, then they silently airbrush out embarassing words afterwards.

Leakegate roundup

Coverage of the Leakegate scandal is spreading. Media Lens has published a media alert about the disinformation about climate science being published by British newspapers. Leake, as the worst offender, gets special mention. They quote James Hansen: “The media have done a great disservice to the public. This mess should be cleared up in the…

World Exclusive! Must Credit Deltoid!! Deltoid can reveal David Rose’s fan letter to Christopher Monckton written after Monckton published his famous Chinese navy disproves global warming article. Rose gushes: Congratulations on your very important and fascinating article. I have two questions. 1. You write: ‘They also found that the graph’s authors had excluded from their…

Leakegate: On stovepiping and plagiarism

This story by Heidi Blake in the Telegraph about how Anthony Watts’ findings show that surface temperature records are wrong might sound familiar. That’s because it’s blatantly plagiarised from Jonathan Leake’s story touting Watts’ report. Every element in Blake’s story was drawn from Leake’s story — it’s just been rearranged and reworded slightly. It looks…

By now I’m sure you’re all familiar with Jonathan Leake’s practice of misrepresenting what his sources by quote mining them. In his story that misrepreseted what the IPCC report says about natural disasters, Leake quotes Muir-Wood: Muir-Wood himself is more cautious. He said: “The idea that catastrophes are rising in cost partly because of climate…

Daily Mail caught in another lie

Following the heels of the Rosegate scandal where journalist David Rose was exposed as a serial quote fabricator, the credibility of Rose’s newspaper, the Daily Mail, has taken another body blow with the paper publishing a false story claiming that Phil Jones had admitted that there had been no global warming since 1995. This is…

Rosegate

Imagine, if you will, that the emails stolen from CRU had included fawning comments from an MSM journalist to a climate scientist like this: As a veteran member of the MSM (Vanity Fair and the UK’s Mail on Sunday) may I state for the record: Sir, I salute you. Bravo! or this: without Steve’s brilliant…

The latest story exciting the denialosphere is being put about by novelist James Delingpole and is based on an analysis (translated here) by a right-wing Russian think tank. Delingpole quotes from a news story: On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based…

Steve McIntyre, down in the quote mine

The phrase “hide the decline” from the stolen CRU emails has been taken out of context and construed to refer to a decline in temperatures this century when in fact it was a reference to a decline in tree-ring density since 1961. Steve McIntyre knows this, but instead of a correction, he offers another misrepesentation…

Remember how the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition made the warming trend in New Zealand go away by treating measurements from different sites as if they came from the same site? Well, Willis Eschenbach has followed in their foot steps by using the same scam on Australian data. He claims that for Darwin “the trend…