An important step to take before we spend a trillion dollars to save the planet from global warming

There will be many benefits of ClimateGate, the liberation of emails and documents from the UK Climate Research Unit. One of them might be the professional handling of the global temperature datasets, one of the great scandals of climate science. As described in this comment by Ross McKitrick, posted at Climate Audit on 12 August 2009. … Continue reading An important step to take before we spend a trillion dollars to save the planet from global warming

About the significance of the CRU hack, and this look behind the curtain at climate science at work

Summary:  Follow-up to Important News, still breaking, about Climate Science propaganda. The best analysis of this to date IMO is this: “Baby Steps“, Jeff Id, The Air Vent, 21 November 2009.  Below is long excerpt.  I recommend visiting his website to see some of the best coverage of this issue. Excerpt There are several people who want to … Continue reading About the significance of the CRU hack, and this look behind the curtain at climate science at work

Important News, still breaking, about Climate Science propaganda

This major theft and release of information from the UK Climate Research Unit has validated long-held suspicions about the AGW story.  It's a look behind the veil at the Global Warming propaganda campaign.  More broadly, this shows the power of the Internet, and (using John Robb's phrase) super-empowered individuals.  Information can be liberated and disseminated by a … Continue reading Important News, still breaking, about Climate Science propaganda

How warm is the Earth? How do we measure it?

Summary:  Laypeople discussing global warming often describe warming trends as if measured like the temperature in my backyard.  This is false on several levels.  Collecting the data on global temperatures is a large task, and maintaining a consistent data series over time is even more difficult.  Despite the extreme importance of this data, today we do neither task … Continue reading How warm is the Earth? How do we measure it?