A Fundamental Scientific Error in “Global Warming

By | November 30, 2007

On page 18 of Laurie David’s new children’s global warming book, there is a glaring scientific error. David tells children: Deep down in the Antarctic ice are atmosphere samples from the past, trapped in tiny air bubbles. These bubbles, formed when snowflakes fell on the ice, are the key to figuring out two things about climate history: what… Read More »

SPPI Fact sheet: West Nile Virus in Kansas

By | November 30, 2007

West Nile Virus was introduced to the United States through the port of New York City in the summer of 1999. Since its introduction, it has spread rapidly across the country, reaching the West Coast by 2002 and has now been documented in every state as well as most provinces of Canada. This is not a sign that… Read More »

USHCN in the “ass end of nowhere”

By | November 28, 2007

Apologist Eli Rabett (Joshua Halpern) recently lamented that in order for dendrochronologists to update tree ring studies used in MBH98/99 (aka Mann’s Hockey Stick) that they “have to drive out to the ass end of nowhere”. It’s such an inconvenience for those that just perform data wrangling in the office, instead of going out to get their hands… Read More »

Scared to Death Book Review

By | November 26, 2007

First, a declaration of interest: this reviewer has in recent years published two books, one of which contains a chapter on “scares” and the other has “scares” in the subtitle. Even worse: he holds these two authors in high regard as heroes of the resistance, who cheerfully accept the obloquy that accompanies that role.

Freedom, not climate, is at risk

By | November 19, 2007

Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, argues that ambitious environmentalism is the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity.

UK Court Hearing Record

By | November 9, 2007

Complete hearing record for the UK Court case in which the judge ruled that Al Gore’s film may not be distributed by the UK Govt. to UK schools unless a disclaimer of 9 science errors should be read first to the children.

Why the IPCC should be disbanded

By | November 9, 2007

The common perception of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is one of an impartial organization that thoroughly reviews the state of climate science and produces reports which are clear, accurate, comprehensive, well substantiated and without bias.

What is Wrong with the IPCC?

By | November 8, 2007

In the international discussion about climate change, which is now going on for almost twenty years, the IPCC has played a questionable role. From its inception, is has almost exclusively focused on the AGW hypothesis, while systematically ignoring alternative hypotheses.

Arctic Sea-Ice: Another Hockey Stick?

By | October 31, 2007

This figure, labeled as “Sea-ice Extent: Northern Hemisphere” was presented by Al Gore in the book version of his science (fiction) movie An Inconvenient Truth. But is this depiction of the Arctic sea ice extent over the course of the 20th century even close to reality?

Trenberth’s Twenty-Three Scientific Errors

By | October 28, 2007

Kevin Trenberth (Rocky Mountain News, October 24), commenting on Mike Rosen’s article expressing legitimate doubts about the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore, makes 23 scientific mistakes, each of which falls in the direction of magnifying the unjustifiable alarm stoked by panicky politicians and extravagantly-funded environmentalists in cahoots with a shrinking clique of scientists in… Read More »