It seems that Lord Stern is a very bad boy.
Very bad indeed.
Remember Jagadish Shukla, the American professor who called for racketeering laws to be used against sceptics? There was considerable interest when it was revealed that Prof Shukla appeared to be working full time for a charity...
A reader sent me this breakdown of a climate scientist's carbon footprint. We should not even consider listening to them until they have dealt with their own excesses.
There is a rather interesting article in Times Higher Education about Joanna Williams, an academic who has taken it upon herself to criticise the close-mindedness of the academy...
My review of Liberal Fascism the other day provoked a very long comments thread and lots of strong views. I was therefore interested to see this article by Joel Kotkin - a Democrat, albeit a conservative one.
In the UK, [El Nino's] impact is likely to be subdued, although past experience suggests that a colder winter could result.
Bill McGuire, Professor Emeritus in Geophysical & Climate Hazards at UCL
The New Year's honours list was published last night and as usual I have scanned it looking for familiar names. Strangely, yours truly has been overlooked again.
A reader in Saudi Arabia send this picture which was taken recently in the north of that country.
[T]he level of obfuscation the authors went to, in order to disguise their actual data, was intense. Statistical techniques appeared to have been chosen that would hide the study’s true results. And it appeared that...
In Quadrant magazine, Tony Thomas has been doing some fascinating research on the 1970s ice age scare.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has apparently been hacked.
So, some minor brouhaha this morning over Roger Harrabin's piece about Richard Tol this morning. In it, Richard is quoted as follows:
Roger Harrabin has a new three part series on the science of climate change starting next week on Radio 4.
It's not often an article in Times Higher Education can make you laugh out loud, but Helga Nowotny's piece this week managed to reach those heights. Nowotny, from ETZ in Zurich, is writing about overselling of research results...
The UN climate people have got their tentacles everywhere.
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