(Guardian) – Climate scientist sues newspaper for ‘poisoning’ global warming debate
Climate modeller Andrew Weaver launches libel action in Canada for publishing ‘grossly irresponsible falsehoods’ Read More Here
(FreedomPub) – Global Warming to Blame for Icelandic Volcanic Eruption
So says Alan Weisman, the author of the best-selling book, The World Without Us — which, considering the tone of his latest piece on CNN.com, seems to be more of a wish than a prediction. Read More Here
(Guardian) – Pachauri: Despite attacks from critics, climate science will prevail
The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change acknowledges it has been a rough few months for his organization. But, he argues, no amount of obfuscation and attacks by conspiracy theorists will alter the basic facts — global warming is real and intensifying. Read More Here
While bloggers like OpenParachute’s Ken Perrott and Hot Topic’s Gareth Renowden have tried to claim vindication from the Oxburgh whitewash, many actual scientists have seen the ‘inquiry’ for the scam that it is.
Criticisms of the Oxburgh report that have been made include: bias of some of the members including the Chair, not examining the papers that are at the heart of the controversies, lack of consideration of the actual criticisms made by Steve McIntyre and others, and a short report with few specifics that implies a superficial investigation. When I first read the report, I thought I was reading the executive summary and proceeded to look for the details; well, there weren’t any. And I was concerned that the report explicitly did not address the key issues that had been raised by the skeptics. Upon reading Andrew Montford’s analysis, I learned: “So we have an extraordinary coincidence – that both the UEA submission to the [UK Parliament’s Science and Technology] Select Committee and Lord Oxburgh’s panel independently came up with almost identical lists of papers to look at, and that they independently neglected key papers like Jones 1998 and Osborn and Briffa 2006.” I recall reading this statement from one of the blogs, which seems especially apt: the fire department receives report of a fire in the kitchen; upon investigating the living room, they declare that there is no fire in the house.