Tagged: climategate

Heartland’s climategate — and Mann’s book - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 17, 2012

The blogosphere has been humming over the last few days with revelations contained in document leaked from the US Heartland Institute. Documents outlining strategy for the promotion of climate denial – both through the media and through educations programmes. Have … Continue reading → … Read More

That hacking scandal - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 13, 2011

The current phone hacking scandal in the UK brings back some memories. It’s taken several years for those hacking crimes to reach public consciousness and create a storm of disgust. I wonder how long it will be before we get … Continue reading → … Read More

Science under Attack - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 29, 2011

Bryan Walker’s post on the new BBC documentary, “Science under Attack”, was so interesting I sat down and watched all 6 parts on youtube. While I would recommend watching them all, I found part 5 quite interesting for a number of reasons. Part 5 includes Sir Paul Nurse talking to a somewhat belligerent James Delingpole, the journalist … Read More

How the media lost interest in Climategate - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 21, 2010

I’ve blogged before about how climategate’s final act, in which three separate investigations largely exonerated the scientists concerned and reaffirmed the climate science, was under-reported by the New Zealand media compared to the explosion of coverage at the start. Well, TVNZ’s Media7 show hosted by Russell Brown set out to find out just how much of a tail-off … Read More

The changing face of science communication - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 12, 2010

All the reports from the inquiries into the climategate issue are worth reading. It is the nature of thoughtful inquiries that not only are problems identified, claims checked and unjustified accusations refuted. There are also usually some suggestions for improvements. I think the attention that has been paid to issues like peer review, importance of [...] … Read More

’Climategate’ smears found false — Mann cleared - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 02, 2010

The final investigation of Dr Michael Mann by the Pennsylvania State Unviersity has now reported. It has unanimously found that “after careful review of all available evidence, there is no substance to the allegation against Dr. Michael E. Mann, Professor, Department of Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University.” (You can download the full report here – [...] … Read More

Climate scientist sues newspaper for false reporting - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 23, 2010

Here is a press release I picked up last night: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – April 21, 2010) – University of Victoria Professor Andrew Weaver, the Canada Research Chair in Climate Modelling and Analysis, launched a lawsuit today in BC Supreme Court against three writers at The National Post (and the newspaper as a whole), over [...] … Read More

Climategate's final act ignored by NZ media - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Apr 20, 2010

When I was reporting for the Herald on convoluted and long-running stories like the dismantling of Telecom’s monopoly on the phone and internet market, I felt obliged to cover each major phase of the story through to completion. It seems the same isn’t true of the New Zealand media in general when it comes to the “Climategate” controversy involving the … Read More

Officially a fake scandal from science perspective - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 15, 2010

Well, the latest report from inquiries into the “climategate” affair confirm that the scientific conclusions of climate scientists at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia stand on “solid ground.” The report is clear – relatively short and well worth reading. (Download Report of the International Panel set up by the University of [...] … Read More

Crazy science letter of the week part 2 - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Apr 09, 2010

It’s been climate sceptic central in the Timaru Herald’s letter pages this week. Malcolm Rollinson sounds rational enough in this letter published today, but the manipulation of the truth, twisting of facts and plain distortion of what has transpired in the wake of Climategate puts him firmly in the crazy science letter writing category. Read More

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