Earth and Planetary Sciences

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A report released today by the National Resources Defense Council and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization shows that while the globe warmed by an average of one degree between 2003 and 2007, eleven western states warmed by 1.7 degrees and Arizona by 2.2 degrees for the last five years (2003 through 2007), the global climate…

Oreskes on Global Warming Denialism

I was going to blog this later today, but now I see Tim over at Deltoid has beaten me to it, so I’ll post this without much comment. (Shakes fist in impotent fury at those damned Australians!) Like Tim, I received a heads-up from John Mashey regarding an online talk by Naomi Oreskes titled "The…

The view improves in a few years

This is what Pluto and Charon look like from 3,600,000,000 kilometers. The picture was snapped by NASA’s New Horizons probe which expects to flyby the planet in 2015. Expected future highpoints for the mission are: June 9, 2008 — Pass Saturn’s orbit. March 5, 2011 — Pass Uranus’ orbit. August 1, 2014 — Pass Neptune’s…

Rings of Jupiter

Roundup of Oreskes/Schulte

Tim Lambert has already highlighted this, but since some of the affair played out on this blog … John Mashey has posted an extended account of the Oreskes/Schulte affair [pdf]. Regular readers will remember that Naomi Oreskes publicly responded to Schulte here and subsequent developments can be followed here and here. As Tim notes "Schulte…

According the Associated Press, the White House severely edited congressional testimony given Tuesday by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the impact of climate change on health. The testimony was cut from 14 pages to four, though some of the redacted material appears to have come up in questions. The…

Oreskes offers updated response to Schulte

The following is posted on behalf of Naomi Oreskes: On September 3, I was contacted by Mr. Schulte, who asserted that statements made in my response – specifically that “The Schulte piece misrepresents the research question we posed,” that “the piece misrepresents the results we obtained,” and that the “piece misrepresents my own interpretation of…

Ah, another day in denialism land

Did Klaus-Martin Schulte plagiarize his response to Naomi Oreskes from Christopher Monckton? Looks like it. You be the judge. Is Monckton hanging around the comments of this blog, trying to scare people. Looks like it. You be the judge.

Schulte responds to Oreskes

Following on from Oreskes’ reply to Schulte, the endocrinologist replies with an open letter over at SPPI, a contrarian mouthpiece. Schulte notes: I drafted the paper because I had become concerned that patients were being perhaps unduly alarmed by media reports of catastrophic climate change and were coming to harm through resultant stress. Peer-reviewed studies…

Thoughts on “Energy & Environment”

Naomi Oreskes’ reply to Schulte got me thinking about the journal Energy & Environment, which appears to be the climate science equivalent of Rivista di Biologia (more here on that particular turkey). The journal was founded in 1990 and it offers a home for climate contrarians. According to this 2005 article, the journal is found…