Tagged: Phil Jones

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

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

Climategate: the missing context - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 11, 2010

The Muir Russell report into the “climategate” email affair has its good parts (the seven points on page 154 make certain prominent CRU critics and their “free the data” campaign look — how shall I put it — less than competent, more than disingenuous), but it also exemplifies a key failing of all the investigations [...] … Read More

Climategate — Journalist withdraws and apologises - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 08, 2010

Hot Topic has an informative article covering the the Independent Climate Change Email Review chaired by Sir Muir Russell (see Climategate’s final fizzle). The report can be downloaded here (FINAL REPORT). It’s 160 pages and appears very thorough. But it will take a little time to read. Listen to the press conference where the report [...] … Read More

Climategate’s final fizzle - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 08, 2010

Phil Jones and the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit have been exonerated (again). The final instalment in the trilogy of reports into the stolen emails affair, the Independent Climate Change Email Review chaired by Sir Muir Russell (pdf), finds that “their rigour and honesty as scientists are not in doubt” and could find [...] … Read More

Doug digs denial - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 15, 2010

Waikato farmers who deny human-caused climate change will be cheered by the support lent by a real live scientist in an interview prominently reported in the latest issue of the Waikato Farmer, a monthly feature supplement of the Waikato Times.  Admittedly not a climate scientist – a soil scientist actually – but one who has [...] … Read More

A more transparent approach - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 11, 2010

A recent statment from the Royal Society of NZ has drawn out some comment. Entitled Science, Climate Change and Integrity it is by  Professor Keith A Hunter. Of course some of the local climate change deniers have been busy raking up pseudo-scientific arguments to discredit the article (see Errors in Royal Society of NZ climate [...] … Read More

Getting to the truth — gradually - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 06, 2010

I guess reaction to the UK Parliamentary report on “climategate” (see Climate scientist Phil Jones exonerated) is predictable. The more extreme climate change denier blogs are shouting “whitewash.” Scientific blogs are generally accepting the conclusions. No scientific dishonesty Anybody who had objectively read through the emails and explanations could not have been surprised.  The report [...] … Read More

Dogged Pearce still hounding Jones - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 01, 2010

Fred Pearce is a fine one to speak of a rush to judgment. Many of his Guardian articles on the UEA emails did just that. (See Pearced to the Heart and Defending the Indefensible on Hot Topic) Yet that is the accusation he levels at yesterday’s report of the parliamentary committee’s investigation into the [...] … Read More

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