A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for August, 2009

Open thread on saturation arguments

Please place any additional comments/replies about CO2 and H2O and absorption and greenhouse gases etc here… [Update: I meant additional to the digression on the "did greenpeace lie" thread.]

Another Week of GW News, August 23, 2009

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Did Greenpeace lie about arctic ice?

A commenter here brought up the controversy du jour for the denialosphere, how Greenpeace alledgedly admitted lying in a press release. Of course that stretch, (well, it’s a stretch to call it a stretch), was further stretched to “Greenpeace just admitted that much of the human-caused global warming hype is also a fraud.” Talk about…

How wrong does Plimer have to be?

I had an open thread a couple of weeks ago about Ian Plimer’s recent novel supposedly exposing the lie that is Anthropogenic Global Warming. I have not read it. A few commenter’s defending the book asked how anyone can judge it if they have not read it.

So this is good news for defenders of the fair use principle. You can, and if you haven’t yet should, watch Peter Sinclair’s video demolishing Anthony Watts’ surfacestations.org embedded below. Watts’ complaint of copyright violation was at best a head scratcher and at worst a cynical and childish outburst but no matter what obviously unjustified.

Another Week of GW News, August 16, 2009

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Guilty until proven innocent

At least this is the standard if you are Roger Pielke Jr and the accused is a member of Real Climate. When pressed as to how he knew an accusation of plagarism he was leveling was really true, in his own words: if the authors provide evidence [...] I’ll stand corrected. [...] Meantime, I am…

Nature News – a serious omission

I have mentioned it frequently before, there is another serious problem with pumping CO2 into the atmosphere, ocean acidification. Geoengineering should never be discussed without mentioning it. The Way Things Break tells Nature as much.

Another Week of GW News, August 9, 2009

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Open thread for “There is no Evidence”

So the thread on the “There is no evidence” sceptic guide article is too long and off topic. Comments are now closed there, please add any you may still have on that post’s topic here. Comments specific to the “missing hotspot” tangent should go here.