OriginThe elevation of the hockey stick and the whole global warming thing to iconic status makes it a giant with feet of clay – poorly founded and ready to crumble. Time to do some digging…
- Robinson and Catling model closely matches data for Titan’s atmosphere
- Never Mind Rwanda, Eat Vegetables!
- An Asteroid with Rings
- Challenging Arrhenius Again
- Quote of the day
- El Hierro eruption: climatic impacts?
- Climate of FUD
- Place your bets…
- Winter rains and continental trains
- Climate change increases weather
Category Archives: Quotes
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts.” (Bertrand Russell). Well ain’t that so.
It’s not unusual to be reading a book quite unrelated to weather, climate, politics or anything to do with to global warming, when a little light goes on in the back of your brain and you think ‘oh – that’s … Continue reading
Ed Davey seemed to forget today that the public is very capable of forming its own opinion and has grown cynical of politicians’ platitudes on contentious issues (who can forget the now Lord Deben during the BSE crisis?). His words, … Continue reading
The BBC’s magazine programme A Point of View this week was from John N. Gray – a comment on our modern world illustrated by topical reference to F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The passage that jumped out was (bold … Continue reading
Environment Agency chief says ‘weather is unpredictable’. In an article published in the Sunday Telegraph (and also covered by the Daily Mail – link image right), Lord Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency, perpetuates the ‘extreme weather’ meme. Referring to … Continue reading
If some of Michael Mann’s followers think that prominent skeptics belong in a special circle of hell (see ‘Mannte’s Inferno‘), here’s news for them. The Nine Circles of Scientific Hell*, as proposed by Neuroskeptic blogspot, are likely to be well … Continue reading
From The Telegraph – Scientist and broadcaster Lord Robert Winston accuses the BBC of dumbing down its science programming. Interviewed for the Times Educational Supplement, Prof Winston said BBC managers were reluctant to commission programmes on complicated issues like climate … Continue reading
In David Archibald’s post over at WUWT Premonitions of the Fall (in temperature) there was a comment from Dr Tim Ball that seemed worth giving a bit of separate life. The full comment is here but I’ve excerpted most of it: the … Continue reading
Christopher Booker in the Telegraph yesterday points out how the authority of Nature is used and abused in the climate debate: Whenever some landmark event in the story is approaching [...] Nature can be relied on to come up with … Continue reading