Tagged: Don Easterbrook

Heartland’s Big Book Of Lies About Climate Change cuts no ice, thanks to Don Easterbrook - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 04, 2013

Over the weeks since the release of the first section of the IPCC’s Fifth Report, the Heartland Institute — the Chicago-based extreme right wing and free-market propaganda outfit that has done so much to promote climate denial — has been trying to get media traction for its latest Not-the-IPCC report (NIPCC: the Nongovernmental International Panel […] … Read More

Don Easterbrook is a zombie - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 18, 2013

Don Easterbrook is back, and his misunderstanding of Greenland’s climate history rides again in two remarkable posts at µWatts — attempted demolitions of the new paper every denier worth his (or her) salt is frothing at the mouth to claim has been rubbished, the 11,300 year global paleoclimate reconstruction of Marcott et al1. Unfortunately Easterbrook [...] … Read More

Greenland melt record likely - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 27, 2012

Jason Box reports that the Greenland ice sheet darkening recorded in satellite albedo1 measurements is setting new records this summer, especially at high altitudes. Box recently blogged that ice sheet reflectivity this summer “has been the lowest since accurate records began in March, 2000″. Here’s the latest “noodle plot”2 (regularly updated here) for the ice [...] … Read More

Wrapped up in books: Don Easterbrook drags Elsevier through the mud - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 30, 2011

Don Easterbrook, the retired geology professor with an unhealthy obsession about Greenland ice cores, is back. His latest book, the punchily titled Evidence-Based Climate Science – Data opposing CO2 emissions as the primary source of global warming, was published last month by Elsevier, “the world’s leading provider of science and health information” (they publish The [...] … Read More

Umm, a Gummer and carbon nonsense - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 28, 2011

Twenty years ago I’d have crossed the street to avoid meeting John Selwyn Gummer, then agriculture minister in Margaret Thatcher’s government, chiefly famous for having attempted to feed his young daughter a beefburger at the 1990 Ipswich Boat Show to demonstrate his understanding of the risks of contracting bovine spongiform encephalopathy (aka mad cow disease) [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #5: on a hot wet green roof - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 21, 2011

The Climate Show returns with the first show of the new year, and it’s a cracker. Our guest is Dr Brad Bass, an expert in “green” roofing who joined Glenn in the Auckland studio to discuss the many advantages of growing things (even trees!) on our buildings. John Cook from Skeptical Science gives us an [...] … Read More

Easterbrook adrift: WWU geology dept issues statement on climate change - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 17, 2011

Word reaches me that the geology department at Western Washington University — home of emeritus professor and data fiddler Don Easterbrook — has adopted a position statement on climate change. The statement is supported by the entire geology department, and is clearly designed to distance WWU’s geologists from Easterbrook’s odd ideas and dodgy practices. Here’s [...] … Read More

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