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Love the title of that post! Keith Kloor tries to defend journalism’s role in fiascos like “Swifthack” (aka Climategate) and climate science in general but really ends up simply providing a perfect example of the problem. I urge any and all to read the comment thread, it is an excellent and fascinating one, though I…

Fighting different battles

So the blogosphere has been abuzz over a recent Q&A Keith Kloor did with Judy Curry, the lengthy comment thread is where most of the interesting stuff is. I actually wish to opine on the whole sorry mess but that will be in a later post. Her biggest beef is about what she sees as…

Mann persecuted by The Man, again

I always marvel at the scientist-government conspiracy theories the more wacky members of the climate denial machine toss around so confidently. How do they fit this into their world view?

More conspiracy theories from Lindzen

Richard Lindzen has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal for Earth Day and exhibits the best of climate denialism’s ability to flip reality on its head. I was considering going through it and highlighting its many falsehoods and logical holes but Arthur Smith has done a fine job of it already. The WSJ op-ed…

Here is a fascinating exchange between George Monbiot and Steve Easterbrook exploring the larger issues behind the recent Swifthacking of CRU email (aka ClimateGate). Steve makes an excellent presentation of the case for what happens to be my personal view on this mess, namely that the media has failed in a major and tragic way…

Lots of smoke, no fire

One thing the blogosphere is good for is spirited discussion and fast dissemination of news stories. One thing it is not good for is the old addage “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”. The recent “swifthacking” of CRU email (aka “climategate”) is a great example of tremendous amounts of smoke being created out of something statistically…

I love analogies

And this one is a beauty. Of course, like models, all analogies are wrong but some are useful! I think this hits the nail on the head in terms of CRU’s perspective but I grant you it does not describe well any of the probable things that might be in the heads of the Climate…

For most of us, the F in FOI stands for “freedom”. It seems for Steve McIntyre, it stands for “form letter”.

Got ten more minutes?

Just in case anyone out there has10 more minutes they are prepared to throw down the bottomless CRU Email hack hole, I found this YouTube video rather thourough and amusing:

Travesty, sure, but what travesty?

Apropos the recent spate of commenting about the hacked CRU emails, Kevin Trenberth has an article at The Daily Camera. He makes this remark about his constantly mischaracterized “travesty” quote (“The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.”):