Tagged: CRU

(Not So Simple) Twist Of Fate - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 21, 2012

Something I didn’t expect: Peter Gleick, the director of the Pacific Institute, a vocal opponent of climate denial and a highly respected scientist, turns out to have been behind the leak of the Heartland Institute board meeting documents that have been creating waves for the last week. Gleick made the admission in an article at [...] … Read More

The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Feb 21, 2012

It was clearly never Michael Mann’s wish to be embroiled in the public controversy that has been manufactured by the denial industry around his and his co-authors’ work. He’s a scientist first and foremost, the nine-year-old who wanted to know what it meant to go faster than the speed of light, the high school student [...] … Read More

Put it there pal: the real story of Chris de Freitas and Climate Research - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 30, 2011

The release of another batch of emails from the stash stolen a couple of years ago from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia may not have gained much attention in global media, but there has been a great deal of huffing and puffing at sceptic blogs such as µWatts and Climate [...] … Read More

Two year old turkey for Thanksgiving: CRU emails part deux - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 23, 2011

In an apparent attempt to repeat the pre-Copenhagen impact of the release of emails stolen from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit in 2009, another batch of private correspondence between climate scientists has been made public via links left at sceptic blogs. UEA has confirmed that the emails appear to be genuine, and [...] … Read More

Earth: The Operators’ Manual - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 07, 2011

Richard Alley’s splendid abilities as a communicator are well displayed in his new book Earth: The Operators’ Manual. Written as a companion book for a forthcoming PBS documentary he hosts, it provides a lively review of the science of climate change and of the renewable energy sources now able to be employed. The general reader who [...] … Read More

Paul Nurse: science under attack - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jan 29, 2011

Paul Nurse is the new President of the Royal Society. His predecessor Martin Rees was firm in his insistence on the seriousness of climate science and climate change, and Nurse is equally so. In a striking BBC Horizon documentary Science Under Attack he examines why public trust in scientific theory appears to have diminished, especially [...] … Read More

Everyone agrees: 2010 ties for top temperature - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 15, 2011

All of the major global temperature series — surface and satellite — report that 2010 is tied for first place as the warmest year in the long term record. NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center both have 2010 tied with their previous record holder 2005, while the UK’s Climatic [...] … Read More

The 2010 Climate B.S. of the Year Award - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 31, 2010

This a guest post by the Climate BS Awards committee. Welcome to the 2010 Climate B.S.* of the Year Award. 2010 saw widespread and growing evidence of rapidly warming global climate and strengthening scientific understanding of how humans are contributing to climate change. Yet on the policy front, little happened to stem the growing emissions [...] … Read More

How to be a denier: lesson #1 (shrivel and die) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 17, 2010

One of Hot Topic’s favourite sceptics is NZ C”S”C member Roger Dewhurst, best known for turning up from time to time to unload links to the denier meme du jour (and for his carefully cultivated grumpy old man persona). Yesterday morning he sent me a link to this “interesting” document prepared by Dr David Evans, [...] … Read More

Wake the world - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 24, 2010

This is a guest post by Anthony Giddens and Martin Rees. Giddens is a former director of the London School of Economics, a fellow of King’s College, Cambridge and the author of The Politics of Climate Change. Rees is president of the Royal Society. This year has seen outbreaks of extreme weather in many regions [...] … Read More