Icing The Hype
Apr 17, 2007
Newsweek: Should We Worry About Climate?  Lindzen responds to critics of his view

Richard S. Lindzen’s article on why alarm over climate change is unwarranted (”“Why So Gloomy” NEWSWEEK International, April 16-23 issue) drew comments from many readers. Some letters were laudatory, others were critical. Richard responds to some of the letters.  Read follow-up article here

Apr 09, 2007
Why So Gloomy [about climate changes]?

Richard Lindzen, MIT in Newsweek International

Judging from the media in recent months, the debate over global warming is now over. There has been a net warming of the earth over the last century and a half, and our greenhouse gas emissions are contributing at some level. Both of these statements are almost certainly true. What of it? Recently many people have said that the earth is facing a crisis requiring urgent action. This statement has nothing to do with science. There is no compelling evidence that the warming trend we’ve seen will amount to anything close to catastrophe. Read article here

Apr 07, 2007
Commerce Department puts gag order on government meteorologists

Environmental News Agency

An order has been issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce that controls what federal government climate, weather and marine scientists can say to the media or in public, even when they are speaking as private citizens. Under rules posted Thursday, these federal scientists must obtain agency pre-approval to speak or write, whether on or off-duty, concerning any scientific topic deemed “of official interest,” according to agency documents released by a national association of government employees in natural resources agencies.  See Full Story Here

Apr 01, 2007
Now I’ve Seen Everything

Roger Pielke Jr. 

NASA’s Jim Hansen has discovered STS (science and technology studies, i.e., social scientists who study science), and he is using it to justify why the IPCC is wrong and he, and he alone, is correct on predictions of future sea level rise and as well on calls for certain political actions, like campaign finance reform.  See Prometheus Blog

Mar 22, 2007
Seth Borenstein at it again

Fred Singer in reports on Marc Sheppard’s review of Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press’s truly frightening little sci-fi piece entitled Warming Report to Warn of Coming Drought in American Thinker

Mar 22, 2007
Must Be Global Warming: Lack of Disasters gives Llyods of London a $7 Billion Profit

Lloyd’s of London, the world’s biggest insurance market, on Thursday reported a pretax profit of 3.66 billion pounds (€5.4 billion, US$7.2 billion) in 2006, a year of few global catastrophes

Mar 21, 2007
Global Warming on Trial - Sixth-graders decide humans are not to blame

Another global warming face-off


Mar 18, 2007
Scientific Smackdown: Skeptics Voted The Clear Winners in Heated NYC Debate

Inhofe EPW Press Weblog

Just days before former Vice President Al Gore’s scheduled visit to testify about global warming before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, a high profile climate debate between prominent scientists Wednesday evening ended with global warming skeptics being voted the clear winner by a tough New York City before an audience of hundreds of people.

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