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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…

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…

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 –…

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”.