Undeniable Global Warming and Climate Models

By | August 25, 2010

Government Agencies from the US and the UK have recently joined forces in a major exercise, (NOAA–MET Office, State of the Planet 2009), to influence proposed climate legislation in the US, support costly and highly unpopular legislation in the UK and hopefully (for them), prepare the way for a global, legally-binding agreement on emissions control at the UNFCC… Read More »

End Environmental Experiments on Africans!

By | August 24, 2010

I wish I had a shilling for every time someone told me spraying homes with DDT to prevent malaria is like using Africans in evil experiments. I would be a rich woman. That claim is a blatant falsehood. Even worse, it hides the many ways poor Africans really are being used in environmental experiments that cause increased poverty,… Read More »

Submissions to the InterAcademy Council Review of the IPCC

By | August 24, 2010

I am writing because I have accumulated a lot of experience of economic work on climate change over the last two decades that is, I believe, relevant to the review being undertaken by the InterAcademy Council. Originally I joined the World Bank to serve as a co-author of the World Development Report on Environment and Development published in… Read More »

The Tree Ring Circus

By | August 19, 2010

The Hockey Stick Illusion is the shocking story of a graph called the Hockey Stick. It is also a textbook of tree ring analysis, a code-breaking adventure, an intriguing detective story, an exposé of a scientific and political travesty, and the tale of a herculean struggle between a self-funded sceptic and a publicly funded hydra, all presented in… Read More »

Monthly CO2 Report – July 2010

By | August 17, 2010

The authoritative Monthly CO2 Report for June 2010 explains that recent extreme weather is of natural origin and that the influence of Man is too small to have played a significant part.

Fish, Mercury and Cardiac Health – A Review of the Current Literature

By | July 31, 2010

In this companion to our white paper, How Safe Are We From the Fish We Eat?, we offer a scientific analysis and evaluation of another serious public health scare related to fish consumption using the latest peer-reviewed literature: there is emerging evidence that trace amounts of “mercury” in fish could overwhelm the positive effects of Omega-3 fatty acids,… Read More »

Fish, Mercury and Cardiac Health – A Review of the Current Literature

By | July 31, 2010

In this companion to our white paper, How Safe Are We From the Fish We Eat?, we offer a scientific analysis and evaluation of another serious public health scare related to fish consumption using the latest peer-reviewed literature: there is emerging evidence that trace amounts of “mercury” in fish could overwhelm the positive effects of Omega-3 fatty acids,… Read More »