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Oxburgh investigations are “dancing around the principal issue”

Posted on April 18th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Judith Curry, a forthright climate scientist at Georgia Tech, has some interesting things to say about the Oxburgh investigations into the Climatic Research Unit email imbroglio. ...

Humans as a geological force

Posted on April 14th by Tom Yulsman. 5
Much of the carbon dioxide we spew into the atmosphere dissolves in the oceans, where it causes the water to become increasingly acidic and therefore corrosive to the materials ...

The paranoid style in American climate politics

Posted on April 6th by Tom Yulsman. 9
Brett Stephens of the Wall Street Journal wrote a column in today's Wall Street Journal [subscription required] that brought me right back to the 1960s and 1970s. That was ...

Daniel Sarewitz: Time to get climate politics right

Posted on March 4th by Tom Yulsman. 6
A month or so ago, reporting on global warming seemed focused on the details of Climategate, the IPCC's Himalayan glacier imbroglio, and wild winter weather. Now, reporting has shifted to ...

An excellent round-up of Climategate

Posted on December 17th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Zeke Hausfather has written an excellent round-up of the CRU email controversy for the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media. He identifies  five major issues raised by the ...

Climate talks grind to a halt

Posted on December 14th by Tom Yulsman. %
The demonstrations and arrests in Copenhagen raise the question of whether the conference is more theater than substance. With China, India and other developing nations boycotting the climate talks in ...

CNN’s “Global Warming: Trick or Truth”

Posted on December 9th by Tom Yulsman. 10
In the online teaser for Cambell Brown's "Global Warming: Trick or Truth" feature, CNN promises "the latest on the global warming debate." And what do we get? I haven't ...

2000-2009 will be warmest decade on record

Posted on December 8th by Tom Yulsman. 2
The National Climatic Data Center is reporting today that the Earth system is ignoring Climategate and all those claims that we're in the midst of dramatic global cooling. ...

Climate scientists — bolt your doors and guard your daughters!

Posted on December 7th by Tom Yulsman. 5
This isn't exactly late-breaking news, but I hadn't heard about it until now, so maybe you haven't either . . . According to Canada's National Post, Andrew Weaver, a University ...

Climategate — “a story, not a three-alarm story”

Posted on December 6th by Tom Yulsman.
Clark Hoyt, the New York Times' public editor, has weighed in on the newspaper's Climategate coverage: The biggest question is what the messages amount to — an embarrassing revelation that ...

An entertaining dissection of the “McExperts’” analyses of the emails

Posted on December 4th by Tom Yulsman. %
Thanks to Ben Hale for posting the video below at his blog, Cruel Misstress. It's worth a look. The video is not quite fighting fire with fire, because there's actually ...

Excellent analysis by Curtis Brainard on coverage of Climategate

Posted on December 4th by Tom Yulsman.
After reading Curtis Brainard's excellent analysis yesterday in the Columbia Journalism Review online, I can't help but conclude that coverage of Climategate by the American press has mostly been thin ...

Wonder Land: “Science is Dying”

Posted on December 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 3
In his Wonder Land column in the Wall Street Journal today, Daniel Henninger makes this argument: Surely there must have been serious men and women in the hard sciences who ...

A climate scientist’s lucid and insightful take on ‘Climategate’

Posted on December 2nd by Tom Yulsman. 28
Mike Hulme, author of Why We Disagree About Climate Change, has moved the ball far downfield in an excellent column in the Wall Street Journal. Hulme is ...

Sensenbrenner: emails are “evidence of scientific fascism”

Posted on December 2nd by Tom Yulsman. 6
The man on the left says the man in the middle shares something with the men on the right In case you doubted whether the Climategate email controversy is ...