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Hopping down the bunny trail comes the (not) surprising news that law enforcement investigating the CRU email scandal (aka Climategate, aka Swifthack) have concluded that the email servers were hacked and this is not the imagined whistle blower the WUWT and Curry crowd like to pretend.  Though they can not identify the perp, they do…

SloppySecondsGate

(not an original moniker in the title, someone remind me where it came from so I can give credit where credit is due!) While I think the approriate response to ClimateGate 2.0 is to ignore it, I also think the mainstream media is doing mostly just that so it is safer to bring your attention…

One of the shocking revelations of the Swifthacking of CRU one year ago (aka Climategate) was the fact that scientists can be downright nasty. Contrary to all previous indications, scientists are not always shy, reserved and polite, prefering the inside of a lab to any possibility of confrontation. On the heels of the discovery of…

Climategate: one year later

November 17 marked the one year anniversary of the hacking of CRU mail servers and the release of thousands of emails between climate scientists. Though irrelevant to the scientific case for anthropogenic climate change, the event was significant in the public relations sphere. I have not found the time to do a proper memorial write…

Judith Curry plants her flag

Judith Curry has become quite a blog sensation, and did so long before starting her own. I have expressed my frustration with her in the past for a seemingly reckless affinity for “hit and run” postings. I will appreciatively grant that she comments alot, and engages many conversants extensively, but she has posted many very…

GMUniversity investigating Wegman

It seems that substantial evidence compiled by John Mashey has helped lead to an investigation into Edward Wegman’s possible academic misconduct in the production of his very prominent report to Congress [PDF] on the Hockeystick. See DesmogBlog for background, USA Today for the story, and Deep Climate for the details.

Great video on Arctic sea ice

Via a new blog started up this summer, Fool me Once (sounds like wishful thinking ;-), proprieter Alden has graciously permitted me to embed a most excellent video he has produced on arctic sea ice. He is covering a standard denialist talking point, that arctic sea ice has/is recovering, so the concepts will not be…

Expertise, Elitism and Credibility

A few random items on expertise, elitism and credibility. The first is from an interview with the late Stphen Schneider about the recent PNAS paper on the relative expertise of “convinced” and “unconvinced” climate science activists, an interesting read:

The crumbling edifice of IPCC science

Via the amusing and insightful musings and insights of Marc Roberts:

Roy Spencer, darling of the climate skeptic community, says he is not very organized, as Phil Jones said of himself, and that “if you asked me to find original data from 20 years ago I’d have great difficulty too. We just didn’t realise in those days how important and controversial this would all become –…