Category Archives: Quotes

Quote of the day

 “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.

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Climate of FUD

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

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Ecochaff

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

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An Age of Illusion

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

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A New Kind of Rain

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

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Climate Scientists’ Road to Hell

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

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Climate change ‘not difficult to explain’

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

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Lamb’s science to the slaughter

 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

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Nature – more consensus than credibility

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

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Thank You Peter Gleick

An open letter to Peter Gleick following his admission of dishonesty and potential crime. Dear Dr Gleick, Your recent actions have caused a lot of anguish to those affected, however, I find to my own surprise that I am somewhat … Continue reading

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