Icing The Hype
Mar 09, 2007
MICHAEL MANN, BEN SANTER AND THE IPCC

By Paul Driessen

What an amazing world we live in. Scientist Michael Mann, creator of the broken hockey stick temperature graph, informs us that “Allowing governmental delegations to ride into town at the last minute and water down conclusions, after they were painstakingly arrived at in an objective scientific assessment, does not serve society well.” (New Scientist, 8 March 2007)

What was his view just a few short years ago, when Ben Santer altered the 1966 IPCC Report, after it had been painstakingly arrived at and agreed to by the panel of scientists – to ensure that the Report would agree with the rather politicized Summary for Policy Makers, and would garner ample headlines and television news coverage. He added the famous claim that the evidence “now points to a discernable human influence on the global climate.” He deleted at least five statements that inconveniently contradicted his assertion.

I don’t recall him criticizing any of Santer’s actions. Is his concern with the act of changing one or the other document … the person doing the editing … or the direction in which the editing takes the document (more alarmist versus less alarmist)?


Mar 08, 2007
The Great Global Warming Swindle

Channel 4, Thursday, March 8, 9pm

Are you green? How many flights have you taken in the last year? Feeling guilty about all those unnecessary car journeys? Well, maybe there’s no need to feel bad.

To see video, “Click here to view the video”.


Mar 07, 2007
Sports Illustrated: Climatologists?

Notes in the Margin:  A Meteorologist’s Observations from Northeast Kansas


Mar 05, 2007
UNCERTAINTY OVER WEAKENING CIRCULATION

Petr Chylek, Physics Today

According to Benny Peiser on CCNET “The failure to spot a rather trivial error raises the question whether the editors of Nature rushed to publish a fatally flawed paper for political purposes.”

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Mar 04, 2007
All in a Good Cause – Mann-made global warming

By Orson Scott Card, Rhinoceros Times

Here’s a story you haven’t heard, and you should have.

An intelligence source, working for a government agency. He’s not a spy, he’s an analyst. He uses computers to crunch numbers and at the end of his work, out pops the truth that was hiding in the original data. Let’s call him “Mann.”

The trouble with Mann is, he has an ideology. He knows what he wants his results to be. And the original numbers aren’t giving him that data. So the agency he works for won’t be able to persuade people to fight the war he wants to fight. 


Feb 20, 2007
The Problems in Modeling Nature, With Its Unruly Natural Tendencies

Cornelia Dean, New York Times


Feb 20, 2007
Science Framers Despair as Global Warming Fails to Make it into Top Ten Us News Stories Framing Scie

Framing Science

Witness the analysis for the top most covered stories at the major news outlets over the last five weeks, as indexed by Pew.


Feb 13, 2007
Weatherman Cool to Global Warming

Scott Suttell, Crain’s Cleveland Business


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