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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…

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 –…

Science has published a letter with 250 signatories protesting the recent and extreme attacks on scientists, climate scientists in particular. I agree with Michael, this letter should not be behind a paywall. I think the fact that it is, is disturbingly revealing of the disadvantage science has in the PR arenas. It is very well…

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…

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