Archives for May, 2007

There is a curious post over at CA about yet more TGGWS tedia… read on if you can bear it. This time the issue is the 1990 IPCC graph, which McI seems to accept uncritically despite its lack of good source (see wiki for more). TGGWS used the old graph uncritically; this is obviously wrong.…

An interesting pointre TGGWS comes my way: We have concerns regarding the use of a graph featured in the documentary titled “Temp & Solar Activity 400 Years”. Firstly, we have reason to believe that parts of the graph were made up of fabricated data that were presented as genuine. The inclusion of the artificial data…

Durkin or McIntyre?

Interesting to see that M&M, Landsea and Wegman all get thanked for contributing to TGGWS (from Brian commenting at Deltoid). This contradicts McI, who says I had nothing to do with the Swindle presentation; though of course we don’t know who is wrong. Given Durkins history of gross errors, its not unlikely that he is.

Stolen things

As someone sitting across from his wife looking across my laptop screen at her laptop screen, I rather liked this. And the cartoon is funny too.

Prompted by some comments over at CA I’ve been wondering again about the Hans von Storch and Eduardo Zorita post at Nature. A moment ago I said that McI was justifiably annoyed that S/Z appeared to be claiming prior credit for demolishing the HS (just for ref I don’t think it has been demolished, but…

Consider RealClimate

More framing stuff… oh dear. From Dave Roberts. Found whilst trying to establish whether “world climate report” is notable by wiki standards (Got an opinion on that? Feel free to comment here or on wiki…). Anyway, DR says: Consider RealClimate. Did the scientists involved in the site really start it purely to raise the level…

Nature has started a new blog, http://blogs.nature.com/climatefeedback/. So far so good, I wish them well, and it will be interesting to see how it goes on. The fun aspect of all this is the fight for readers and commentors; a blog with no comments is hardly a blog at all. RP Jr has a post…

With God on our side

Climate change sceptics melt under spotlight, Columban priest reports. But no report from the meeting, sadly.

Arctic sea ice

JF points out Arctic Ice Retreating More Quickly Than Computer Models Project, which says “Arctic sea ice is melting at a significantly faster rate than projected by even the most advanced computer models… the Arctic’s ice cover is retreating more rapidly than estimated by any of the 18 computer models used by the Intergovernmental Panel…

UBS to launch first Global Warming index says the FT (just next to an advert about high net worth individuals designed to annoy scientists…). Its not perfectly clear what its doing (I’m hoping James will investigate!). They say Retail and institutional investors will also be able to buy exposure to, or short sell, the index…