Tagged: Mashey

NZ Herald’s turn to offer propaganda as opinion – De Freitas’ links to cranks hidden from readers - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 12, 2012

The new “compact” NZ Herald has taken a downmarket tabloid approach to informing its readers by running an opinion piece about the recent courtroom defeat for NZ’s climate cranks by prominent climate sceptic and Auckland University geographer Chris de Freitas, without explaining de Freitas’ long history of association with the cranks he’s defending. In the [...] … Read More

From the trenches: Michael Mann on Wegman and the climate wars - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 08, 2012

The latest video from Peter “Climate Crocks” Sinclair in his new series at The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media is an extended interview with Michael Mann about his new book (reviewed by Bryan here), and gives an excellent overview of the hockey stick issue — including the Mashey/Deep Climate discovery of plagiarism [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #24: John Mashey digs into organised denial - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 04, 2012

It’s been a long summer (not a hot one) for the The Climate Show, but Glenn, Gareth and John are back with a good show for the new year. Feature interview — and it’s a cracker — is with Californian computer scientist John Mashey, who has been digging deep into the networks of organised denial, [...] … Read More

Heartland on education: they’d like to teach the world to lie - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 26, 2012

This is the Climate Reality Project‘s response to plans by the Heartland Institute to create a “Global Warming Curriculum for K-12 Schools” in the USA that “isn’t alarmist or overtly political”, as revealed in the recently leaked documents. Heartland wants to “teach the controversy” about global warming, and has budgeted US$200,000 for the project. The [...] … Read More

(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

What becomes of the broken Heartland? - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 20, 2012

The ramifications of last week’s leak of internal documents from the Heartland Institute — the US lobby group up to its neck in organised climate denial in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and perhaps elsewhere — continue to make news. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Heartland money was used to fund Aussie climate [...] … 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

Wegman investigated for plagiarism, ’skepticgate’ looms - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 09, 2010

George Mason University has confirmed that it is investigating allegations of plagiarism by Professor Edward Wegman, author of the hockey stick hatchet job “Wegman Report”. According to USA Today, the investigation began earlier this year after a letter of complaint from Raymond Bradley (as in Mann, Bradley and Hughes) whose textbook Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of [...] … Read More

Wegman Report’s ’abysmal scholarship’ revealed - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 30, 2010

A detailed investigation into the genesis of the 2006 Wegman Report — much beloved of climate sceptics because it was critical of the “hockey stick” paleoclimate reconstructions of Michael Mann (et al) — has shown it to be deeply flawed, stuffed with poorly-executed plagiarism, and very far from the “independent, impartial, expert” effort it was [...] … Read More