The crumbling edifice of IPCC science

Via the amusing and insightful musings and insights of Marc Roberts:

i-53d934b145dfb58ff85e1a49314992ce-roberts-cartoon2018-brick-building-thumb-500x371-52613.jpg
(click for slightly larger and more legible image)

I think this is rather apropos given the recent retraction of one of Jonathon Leake's um, let's be kind, "dodgy" bits of journalism from the recent spate of IPCC "gates".

(Cartoon seen at In It For the Gold who uses it for the recent UVA report that again finds no academic misconduct by Mike Mann)

More like this

You've heard about "ClimateGate." ClimateGate was a very successful but illegal campaign by anti-science to discredit climate science and climate scientists. Rest assured, the climate science is fine and the climate scientists are just trying to do their jobs, and doing quite well at that.…
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…
Consensus is a dirty word when it comes to climate change experts, but put in just about any other context, expert consensus is what we all would want. This Marc Roberts cartoon casts that issue in the best light: Just imagine getting medical assistance from Lord Cristopher Monckton... Oh look…
At a recent conference (pdf), I heard Dr. Rebecca Roberts describe the economic cost of antibiotic resistant infections at Cook County's Stroger Hospital. In a nutshell, it's terrifying. The average cost per patient at that hospital is $10,000. The cost of treating an antibiotic resistant…

The Amazongate saga is not over yet. There may yet be a retraction of the retraction.
I note that only the Sunday Times (and possibly one other publication whose name escapes me) have retracted the story.

"Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock, And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded on a rock.

And every one that heareth these my words, and doth them not, shall be like a foolish man that built his house upon the sand, And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof. "

Great may be the fall thereof, indeed.

By Jack Savage (not verified) on 26 Jul 2010 #permalink