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  • James Hansen gets grilled by attorney in Omaha after spewing nonsense

    05/02/2016 8:45:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies ^ | May 1, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the Powerline blog:Nebraska attorney Dave Begley is our faithful Omaha correspondent. Dave reports: (video follows)Friday night in a crowd of 500 to 700 people at Creighton University it appeared that I was not only the only conservative, I was also the only person who was thinking clearly and critically. One of global warming’s oldest and most revered leaders, Dr. James Hansen, spoke prior to his protest at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ meeting on Saturday. I have never heard such nonsense in my life. He gave a rambling and incoherent presentation for nearly two hours. Three times he forgot...
  • Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures (Exaggerated records?)

    04/26/2015 4:58:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/25/2015 | Christopher Booker
    Last month, we are told, the world enjoyed “its hottest March since records began in 1880”. This year, according to “US government scientists”, already bids to outrank 2014 as “the hottest ever”. The figures from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) were based, like all the other three official surface temperature records on which the world’s scientists and politicians rely, on data compiled from a network of weather stations by NOAA’s Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN). But here there is a puzzle. These temperature records are not the only ones with official status. The other two, Remote Sensing...
  • Ezra Klein Breaks The Internet with Dumb

    02/27/2015 7:21:41 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 26 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/27/15 | Steve Berman
    Here it is: When our great grandchildren are dealing with the effects of climate change, they will look at this and hate us:— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) February 27, 2015 This is Vox's piece by Brad Plumer depicting Senator James Inhofe tossing a snowball on the Senate floor.  He then segues into more pretty charts showing data from the Climate Change Institute and NOAA. When will the climate kook-aid drinking liberals get it through their heads? It's not pretty charts, it's the data behind them that's cooked.If you use cooked data to make pretty charts, they are still wrong.  Ask...
  • Virginia’s Highest Court Denies Access to Climate Scientist’s Emails

    04/19/2014 7:15:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 18, 2014 | By JACOB GERSHMAN
    Virginia’s highest court has denied a conservative group’s effort to force the University of Virginia to turn over emails from a controversial climate scientist who worked at the school. The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday held that the public university wasn’t obligated under the state’s freedom of information law to release thousands of emails that Penn State researcher Michael Mann wrote while he was a UVA professor several years ago. Mr. Mann in 2009 came under scrutiny among global warming skeptics after hackers leaked thousands of email exchanges between the professor and other researchers that suggested that the scientists sought...
  • Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act

    04/17/2014 12:24:38 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2014 | Tom Jackman
    Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting an attempt by skeptics of global warming to view the work of a prominent climate researcher during his years at the University of Virginia. The ruling is the latest turn in the FOIA request filed in 2011 by Del. Robert Marshall (R-Prince William) and the American Tradition Institute to obtain research and e-mails of former U-Va. professor Michael Mann.
  • The Compliance of Science

    02/23/2014 12:16:19 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 28 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 2/23/14 | Mark Steyn
    n 2002 Richard Warman appointed himself Canada's Hatefinder General and went around the Internet hunting down so-called haters and turning them in for lucrative tax-free sums amounting to many thousands of dollars. Hatefinder Warman and his enablers at the Commission abused the extremely narrow constitutional approval given to Section 13 by the Supreme Court in the Taylor decision and instead turned it into a personal inquisition for himself and his pals. Parliament took my advice and abolished Section 13. Now it's déjŕ vu all over again: Michael Mann turns out to be the Richard Warman of climate science, a man...
  • Rigor Mortis

    02/22/2014 8:54:59 AM PST · by Valpal1 · 5 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 2/25/14 | Mark Steyn
    Mann and his lawyers doctored a quote and put their own version of it in direct quotation marks. That's bad enough. But they did it for a specific reason. Because the original makes clear that Sir Muir's findings apply only to the "CRU scientists" - that's to say, employees of the University of East Anglia, who are the only people the Russell panel was charged with investigating, and were therefore the only people it was in a position to exonerate. So, as evidence of Michael Mann's "exoneration", the best his lawyers can come up with is a fake quote from...
  • The Future is Another Country

    02/14/2014 9:42:29 AM PST · by Valpal1 · 4 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 2/14/14 | Mark Steyn
    Well, I can't speak for Dr Mann or my co-defendants, but I want to put it in front of a jury - in part because I loathe "settling" and regard it as a malign and corrupting influence on the American "justice" system. Nobody's guilty or innocent any more, are they? It's all about the settling. But the pressure to "settle" means that, for a litigious goon like Dr Mann, simply launching suits relieves him of the need to win them. Nuts to that. He wanted this case, so he can have it and take it to a jury.
  • The martyrdom of Mark Steyn

    02/12/2014 10:15:11 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 57 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 2/12/14 | James Delingpole
    So let’s just cut through that crap and remind ourselves briefly what we know about the plaintiff. Michael Mann was an obscure young physicist-turned-climatologist who rose without trace in 1998 with the publication in Nature of his ‘hockey stick’ chart showing dramatic and apparently unprecedented late-20th-century global warming. There followed almost instant fame, on which Mann has traded ever since — gaining tenure at Penn State University, drawing millions in public funding for research, often called on by the Guardian and the New York Times to sum up the state of climate science. Al Gore used a version of Mann’s...
  • Stick of Fear

    02/09/2014 8:45:38 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 9 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 2/9/14 | Mark Steyn
    Thank you also to all those who've made suggestions with respect to both the science and the law. The good advice I'm keeping close to my chest, the not-so-good ones we might publish here to throw Dr Mann's Big Tobacco lawyers off the scent. Speaking of the upcoming trial, Denyse O'Leary was a key part of the Internet pushback against Canada's squalid "human rights" commissions five years ago, and she has noted the banner above. Denyse has a post today about the Scopes Monkey Trial comparison, and writes: The choice of symbolism is interesting. The only thing one can be...
  • Desperately Seeking Closure

    02/02/2014 10:18:56 AM PST · by Valpal1 · 10 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 2/2/14 | Mark Steyn
    I'm sure even now some New York Times type is tutting that Buckley's movement has fallen into the hands of vulgar bullies like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter who lack his dash and élan. As it happens, back in 2000 some fellow in the San Francisco Chronicle made exactly that point about a lout called Steyn disfiguring Buckley's National Review. But, in reality, Bill was, as he would say, the fons et origo of a conservatism that came out swinging — sometimes literally, as in a famous TV encounter of 1968. Bill Buckley would have fought this present battle with...
  • Warmtroopers at the Super Bowl

    01/31/2014 8:29:59 AM PST · by Valpal1 · 5 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 1/31/14 | Mark Steyn
    Speaking of "befuddled effete new-male eunuchs", "Climate Science Is For Sissies Says World's Greatest Atmospheric Physicist". Well, okay, not quite. The actual headline is "Climate Science Is For Second-Raters Says World's Greatest Atmospheric Physicist". Our old pal James Delingpole is referring to MIT prof Richard Lindzen's testimony to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee at Westminster this week. This exchange with the ghastly, condescending Tim Yeo was especially choice:
  • SLAPPstick Farce

    01/25/2014 9:03:37 AM PST · by Valpal1 · 12 replies
    National Review (print) ^ | 1/27/14 | Mark Steyn
    This column originally appeared in the January 27th print edition of National Review: America is a land of acronyms, and, useful as they are, acronyms can quickly curdle into jargon. SLAPP stands for "strategic lawsuit against public participation" — i.e., using legal action to cow an opponent into silence, and withdrawal from the public square. It was coined in the Eighties by Penelope Canan and George W. Pring at the University of Denver, and in the Nineties they turned it into a book: SLAPPs: Getting Sued for Speaking Out. And it proved so influential that by the Oughts various jurisdictions...
  • The Times Climbs Off the Hockey Stick

    09/27/2013 10:58:51 AM PDT · by JLS · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 27 Sept 2013 | Mark Steyn
    It is an interesting legal question whether a man who fraudently claims to be a Nobel laureate in a legal filing can, in any sense, be defamed.
  • Global Warming Assumes Room Temperature (Mark Steyn)

    06/11/2013 5:18:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 11, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    As readers may know, National Review and I have an impending court date in Washington with Dr Michael E Mann, creator of the global-warming “hockey stick” and self-proclaimed Nobel laureate, for the hitherto unknown crime of “defamation of a Nobel prize recipient“. (You can contribute to our legal defense fund here; also, the TV rights to my forthcoming white Bronco chase are still available – we’ll be using a hybrid, of course). Forced by circumstance to take an interest in the latest developments on the climate-change “consensus”, I was interested to see this story, in which The New York Times...
  • HOW THE HOCKEY STICK CRUMBLED: A POST MORTEM (It's not Michael Mann's hockey stick.)

    04/08/2013 9:41:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Power Line ^ | APRIL 3, 2013 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Last month, a group of scientists headed by geologist Shaun Marcott launched the latest salvo in the global warming war. They announced that they had reconstructed the last 11,000 years of Earth climate history, based on various proxies, and had found that in the 20th century there was an unprecedented uptick in temperature. The Marcott paper was hailed by liberal media outlets; to cite just a few examples: * “We’re screwed: 11,000 years’ worth of ­climate data prove it.” The Atlantic, March 10. * “The modern rise that has recreated the temperatures of 5,000 years ago is occurring at an...

    03/19/2013 10:50:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Power Line ^ | March 17, 2013 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    We wrote here about a recent effort by a group of climate alarmists headed by geologist Shaun Marcott to resurrect Michael Mann’s discredited hockey stick. The Marcott paper, as you would expect, received uncritical coverage in the liberal press. But it didn’t take long for climate scientists to begin taking it apart, as we noted in our post. Now Steve McIntyre, who was principally responsible for showing that Mann’s original hockey stick was a fraud, has gone over Marcott’s data on the key proxies he uses for 20th century temperatures, ocean cores. McIntyre found that Marcott and his colleagues used...
  • Tick, tick, tick – how long will the new Marcott et al hockey stick survive? ( AGW Nonsense)

    03/15/2013 9:45:26 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | March 15, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    Steve McIntyre writes of the curious uptick in the 20th century, which doesn’t seem to be rooted in reality, or to have been in Marcott’s PhD thesis: While one expects a difference between NHX and SHX in the Holocene, the remarkable difference between NHX and SHX not just in the 20th century, but in the 19th century is a source of considerable interest. According to Marcott, NHX temperatures increased by 1.9 deg C between 1920 and 1940, a surprising result even for the most zealous activists. But for the rest of us, given the apparent resiliency of our species...
  • President Obama’s Hockey Stick Graph

    10/31/2012 8:06:32 PM PDT · by DeprogramLiberalism · 7 replies
    Deprogramming Liberalism ^ | September 21/12 | Jim Autio
    Flat-out: Empirical evidence illustrates that President Obama is undeserving of re-election.What do you think? Does Barack Obama deserve to be re-elected? Not based on what I see. (The following information was mostly gleaned from the Nuclear Counterarguments 16-book series.)Obama was elected to steer the economy toward recovery and he has not done so. Instead of learning from history where the Roaring Twenties teach us that austerity brings about a quick, robust and lasting recovery, he instead has followed FDRHoover’s Dirty Thirties strategy of stimulus spending, with the same failed results of a malaise without foreseeable end. (See #6 Austerity Versus Stimulus – What Is...
  • Yamal FOI Sheds New Light on Flawed Data ( AGW -- The Global Warming Hockey Stick is Faux )

    05/08/2012 12:11:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Climate Audit ^ | May 6, 2012 at 1:12 PM | by Steve McIntyre
    Phil Jones’ first instinct on learning about Climategate was that it was linked to the Yamal controversy that was in the air in the weeks leading up to Climategate. I had speculated that CRU must have done calculations for Yamal along the lines of the regional chronology for Taimyr published in Briffa et al 2008. CRU was offended and issued sweeping denials, but my surmise was confirmed by an email in the Climategate dossier. Unfortunately neither Muir Russell nor Oxburgh investigated the circumstances of the withheld regional chronology, despite my submission drawing attention to this battleground issue. I subsequently submitted...
  • In China, there are no hockey sticks

    12/08/2011 11:36:42 AM PST · by Signalman · 3 replies
    WUWT ^ | 12/7/2011 | Anthony Watts
    Chinese 2485 year tree ring study shows shows sun or ocean controls climate, temps will cool til 2068 A blockbuster Chinese study of Tibetan Tree rings by Lui et al 2011 shows, with detail, that the modern era is a dog-standard normal climate when compared to the last 2500 years. The temperature, the rate of change: it’s all been seen before. Nothing about the current period is “abnormal”, indeed the current warming period in Tibet can be produced through calculation of cycles. Lui et al do a fourier analysis on the underlying cycles and do a brave predictions as well....
  • Science publishing: The trouble with retractions

    10/06/2011 8:27:07 AM PDT · by toma29 · 9 replies
    Nature News ^ | 10/6/2011 | Richard Van Noorden
    This week, some 27,000 freshly published research articles will pour into the Web of Science, Thomson Reuters' vast online database of scientific publications. Almost all of these papers will stay there forever, a fixed contribution to the research literature. But 200 or so will eventually be flagged with a note of alteration such as a correction. And a handful — maybe five or six — will one day receive science's ultimate post-publication punishment: retraction, the official declaration that a paper is so flawed that it must be withdrawn from the literature. It is reassuring that retractions are so rare, for...
  • (Prof of Hockey Stick Fame ): Mann fights against freedom of information

    09/14/2011 11:06:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 1+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | September 14, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Contact: Paul Chesser, On September 2, lawyers for Dr. Michael Mann filed requests to allow them to intervene in American Tradition Institute’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against University of Virginia, citing Dr. Mann’s alleged personal interest in the disclosure of the records that he created or received as part of his employment there. Among the legal filings are a letter from Dr. Mann to UVA, as well as letters from four of his scientist colleagues to UVA president Teresa Sullivan, which urge the university not to provide the records sought by ATI. Despite talking points designed...
  • Good bye, Kyoto

    03/13/2011 4:12:46 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | S. Fred Singer
    The 1997 Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, after surviving 15 years, mostly spent on life support. It reached its peak in Bali in 2007 at the annual UN gabfest, had a sudden unexpected collapse in Copenhagen in 2009, and has been in a coma since. Kyoto had its real beginning at the 1992 Global Climate Summit in Rio de Janeiro. I missed that great party but George Bush the elder went and signed up for the United States. The language of the Global Climate Treaty, the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), was vague enough to not be completely objectionable...
  • ClimateGate: UVA’Getting its Nixon On’

    01/21/2011 10:49:37 AM PST · by Weird Tolkienish Figure · 9 replies
    I think it was Thomas Jefferson who first said ‘Laws are great, in theory, but…’ As his other project, the University of Virginia, gets further backed into a corner on the ‘Hockey Stick’ records it is spending upwards of a half a million dollars to keep from the public (even though the public paid for and has every right to them), we now see what Charlottesville radio host Joe Thomas of WCHV likes to note in this context as “UVA getting its Nixon on”. This time with a little help from its friends outraged that laws would be applied to...
  • Government at work: spend $500,000 to save $8,000 (lawyers Fees fighting e-Mail request from AG)

    01/13/2011 8:38:50 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 13, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Gosh, it can’t be the money, can it? There must be something else going on. The juxtaposition is priceless. From Tom Nelson: UVA spends $500,000 on lawyers when it would cost only $8,000 to deliver public documents?Commonwealth Foundation – Mann: From Transparency Champion to ‘Bully’ Victim UVA has been resisting (spending about $500,000 on outside lawyers for the effort) a similar, previous request by Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli, who is investigating Mann under the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act. Climate e-mails and public records – That the e-mails are public documents seems clear. Mann, while a professor at the school,...
  • Marshall’s FOIA bills sent back to the drawing board (climate change)

    01/21/2011 7:13:07 AM PST · by La Lydia · 13 replies
    Old Dominion Watch ^ | July 21, 2010 | Paige Cunningham
    RICHMOND – Delegate Bob Marshall needs to severely revamp two bills he’s introduced in reaction to the University of Virginia withholding controversial climate change research, members of a House subcommittee told him Thursday. The Manassas Republican wants public employees to be fired if they willfully withhold documents that are subject to disclosure via the Freedom of Information Act. His target: UVA employees who withheld climate change documents from him last year. But the bill Marshall offered before the FOIA/procurement subcommittee of the House general laws committee contains language he didn’t intend. It allows a judge to terminate the employment of...
  • Yes, Virginia, A Climate Cover-Up

    01/20/2011 5:47:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 20, 2011 | Staff
    Junk Science: Democrats in Virginia are trying to stop their attorney general from probing climate fraud carried out by university researchers at taxpayer expense. Are they afraid of finding the inconvenient truth? It's not the crime, it's the cover-up, as the saying goes. In the case of former University of Virginia climate scientist Michael Mann and his supporters, it may be both. Not only did Mann participate in perhaps the greatest scam of modern times, but he may have also have fraudulently used taxpayer funds to do so. At least Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli thinks so, and has been...
  • MICHAELS: China-style dictatorship of climatologists (James Hansen)

    01/18/2011 5:41:11 AM PST · by Track9 · 18 replies ^ | 1/17/11 | By Patrick J. Michaels
    The nation's most prominent publicly funded climatologist is officially angry about this, blaming democracy and citing the Chinese government as the "best hope" to save the world from global warming. He also wants an economic boycott of the U.S. sufficient to bend us to China's will. NASA laboratory head James Hansen's anti-democracy rants were published while he was on a November junket in China, but they didn't get much attention until recently. On Jan. 12, the hyperprolific blogger Marc Morano put them on his Climate Depot site, and within hours, the post went viral. In a former life, Mr. Morano...
  • Yes, Virginia, you do have to produce those 'Global Warming' documents

    01/06/2011 10:44:04 AM PST · by Qbert · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/5/2011 | Christopher C. Horner, David W. Schnare & Robert Marshall
    Today, Virginia taxpayers, a state lawmaker and a public interest law firm are asking the University of Virginia to produce important "global warming" records under that state's Freedom of Information Act. These are records the school no longer denies possessing but nonetheless refuses to release, even to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. They address one of the most high-profile claims used to advance massive economic-intervention policies in the name of "global warming." In response to a previous FOIA request, U.Va. denied these records existed. However, during Cuccinelli's pre-investigation under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act ("FATA"), a 2007 law passed unanimously...
  • 2010 – where does it fit in the warmest year list?

    12/30/2010 2:42:40 PM PST · by Delacon · 18 replies · 59+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | December 28, 2010 | Dr. Don J. Easterbrook
    1934 has long been considered the warmest year of the past century. A decade ago, the closest challenger appeared to be 1998, a super-el nino year, but it trailed 1934 by 0.54°C (0.97°F). Since then, NASA GISS has “adjusted” the U.S. data for 1934 downward and 1998 upward (see December 25, 2010 post by Ira Glickstein) in an attempt to make 1998 warmer than 1934 and seemingly erased the original rather large lead of 1934 over 1998.  The last phases of the strong 2009-2010 el nino in early 2010 made this year another possible contender for the warmest year of...
  • U.Va.: Cuccinelli’s demand for ex-professor’s papers ‘improper’ (Mann's climate-change 'research')

    10/21/2010 1:05:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/21/10 | David Sherfinski
    U.Va.: Cuccinelli’s demand for ex-professor’s papers ‘improper’By: David Sherfinski Examiner Staff Writer 10/21/10 12:30 PM EDT The University of Virginia has asked the Albemarle County Circuit Court to set aside a new petition from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli seeking documents related to climate-change research by former U.Va. professor Michael Mann. The court in August had denied a similar request from Cuccinelli, who claims Mann work on climate change constituted a fraud because it was based on dubious research. Cuccinelli, who disputes the theory that humans are causing global warming, rewrote his request to overcome the previous objections raised by the...
  • BREAKING: New paper makes a hockey sticky wicket of Mann et al 98/99/08 (RE:Global Warming Hoax )

    08/15/2010 11:10:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | August 14, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    NOTE: this will be the top post at WUWT for a couple of days, see below for new stories – Anthony Sticky Wicket – phrase, meaning: “A difficult situation”.Oh, my. There is a new and important study on temperature proxy reconstructions (McShane and Wyner 2010) submitted into the Annals of Applied Statistics and is listed to be published in the next issue. According to Steve McIntyre, this is one of the “top statistical journals”. This paper is a direct and serious rebuttal to the proxy reconstructions of Mann. It seems watertight on the surface, because instead of trying to attack...
  • Global Warming Scam : 2010 is Not the Hottest Year

    07/17/2010 7:45:35 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 92 replies ^ | July 17, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    Warmers and Democrats are once again getting overheated by their own propaganda; claiming 2010 is the hottest year on record. The current Cap-n-Trade promotional reads something like this (from The Hill blogs): The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported Thursday that the January-June period was the warmest worldwide on record, based on average land and ocean temperatures. The NOAA data, which is based on records dating to 1880, .... From NOAA's webpage: NOAA: June, April to June, and Year-to-Date Global Temperatures are Warmest on Record The monthly analysis from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, which is based on...
  • Penn State Clears Hockey-Stick Mann

    07/02/2010 8:50:16 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 14 replies
    A little whitewash and Pennsylvania's taxpayer's connection to Climategate has disappeared. At least that's what the Penn State University administrators are hoping. Penn State, which uses state appropriations for about 10 percent of its $2.5 billion budget, cleared Dr. Michael Mann of any scientific misconduct relating to the scandal. Mann heads the university's Earth System Science Center. (SNIP) The reasons it cited for coming to this conclusion were -- what you are about to read is not a joke remember -- "This level of success in proposing research, and obtaining funding to conduct it, clearly places Mann among the most...
  • Portland woman says Al Gore groped her in hotel room

    06/23/2010 11:38:15 PM PDT · by GVnana · 111 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 6/23/2010
    A Portland massage therapist gave local police a detailed statement last year alleging that former Vice President Al Gore groped her, kissed her and made unwanted sexual advances during a late-night massage session in October 2006 in a suite at the upscale Hotel Lucia. The woman told investigators that she informed two friends and kept the clothes she wore that night, including her black pants with stains on them. But Portland police didn't contact any of the woman's friends, obtain the potential evidence or interview anyone at the hotel, records show. "The case was not investigated any further because detectives...
  • Ken Cuccinelli v. 810 academics

    05/29/2010 6:25:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 563+ views ^ | May 29, 2010 | Paul Driessen
    “Scientific debates should be played out in the academic arena,” insists University of Virginia environmental sciences professor David Carr. “If Michael Mann’s conclusions are unsupported by his data, his scientific critics will eventually demonstrate this.” Carr and 809 other Virginia scientists and academics signed a petition launched by the activist Union of Concerned Scientists, protesting Commonwealth Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s investigation of former University of Virginia professor Michael Mann. The American Association of University Professors likewise opposes Cuccinelli, who is seeking documents from UVA, to determine whether there are grounds to prosecute Mann for violating the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act,...
  • UVA fights Ken Cuccinelli’s (VA. A.G.)demand for researcher’s records (Climate Liar Mann)

    05/28/2010 7:39:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies · 407+ views
    WSLS-TV10 ^ | 5-27-10 | By Karin Kapsidelis
    RICHMOND - The University of Virginia filed a court challenge today seeking to block Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s investigation of climate scientist Michael Mann. The university filed a petition in Albemarle County Circuit Court as the first step in a legal process to set aside Cuccinelli’s civil subpoena seeking documents relating to global-warming research by Mann, who left U.Va. in 2005 and now works at Pennsylvania State University. President John T. Casteen III said the university intends to protect academic freedom. The issuance of Civil Investigative Demands, or CIDs, “has sent a chill through the commonwealth’s colleges and universities—a...
  • AG Cuccinelli tells U.Va. to hand over documents on climate change (Defrauded taxpayers? Noooo!)

    05/04/2010 7:07:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 668+ views
    Cuccinelli tells U.Va. to hand over documents on climate changeThe Washington Post Published: May 4, 2010 Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is demanding that the University of Virginia turn over a broad range of documents from a former professor to determine whether he defrauded taxpayers as he sought grants for global-warming research. The civil investigative demand asks for all data and materials presented by former professor Michael Mann when he applied for five research grants from the university. It also gives the school until May 27 to produce all correspondence or e-mails between Mann and 39 other scientists since 1999. The...
  • Report That Exonerated CRU Also Said Global Warming Hockey Stick Exaggerated

    04/15/2010 11:38:13 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 204+ views
    The Lid/Financial Times ^ | 4/15/2010 | The Lid
    Another sacred cow (a non flatulent one) of the climate change moonbats has been taken down a peg, Professor Michael Mann's hockey stick In the same report exonerating the CRU scientists for Climate-gate, the data compiled for the Hockey stick was bashed because the data it used was compiled through inappropriate methods. The term "hockey stick" was coined by the head of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Jerry Mahlman, to describe the pattern of historical temperatures in the northern hemisphere (it kind of looks like a hockey stick on its side). The chart, created by...
  • Panel Finds No Wrongdoing In Climategate Review (UK)

    03/31/2010 11:18:09 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 28 replies · 641+ views
    Red Orbit ^ | 03/31/10 | RedOrbit Staff & Wire Reports
    The House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee has found no evidence that professor Phil Jones and his fellow climate researchers at University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) manipulated data, but urged the scientists to provide easier access to their work in the future. The hearing, which was held in response to the "Climategate" controversy surrounding emails obtained by hackers that suggested that the climate scientists may have manipulated their findings, exonerated Jones and his associates. The inquiry said that "Professor Jones's actions were in line with common practice in the climate science community" and that there was...
  • The 'hockey stick,' as seen from the Greenlandic an Anarctic Ice Cores [Short video w/narrative]

    03/04/2010 6:30:07 PM PST · by SloopJohnB · 3 replies · 945+ views
    YouTube video.
  • CENTRE OF THE STORM (Global warming hero)

    01/08/2010 2:15:09 PM PST · by sinanju · 11 replies · 723+ views
    Maclean's ^ | December 13, 2009 | Colby Cosh
    "...The world of mining is one in which everyone is constantly aware of how engineering results can be tampered with or misrepresented to rip off investors. And in 2003, when McIntyre first saw the hockey stick graph, it reminded him uncomfortably of some stock promoter’s over-optimistic revenue projection. McIntyre asked lead “hockey stick” author Michael Mann for the underlying data and was startled when Mann had trouble remembering where he had posted the files to the Internet. “That was when the penny dropped for me,” McIntyre says. “I had the sense that Mann was pulling together the data for the...
  • Inhofe Comments on Next Phase of Penn State Climate Science Investigation

    02/10/2010 7:57:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 857+ views ^ | February 3, 2010 | Sen. James Inhofe
    Contact:Matt Dempsey (202) 224-9797David Lungren (202) 224-5642Inhofe Comments on Next Phase Of Penn State Climate Science Investigation Calls on NSF to Explore Federal Laws, Policies InvolvedLink to Letter WASHINGTON, DC - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, responded to Penn State's announcement today concerning its investigation into possible research misconduct by Dr. Michael Mann. Penn State's internal inquiry found further investigation is warranted to determine if Dr. Mann "engaged in, directly or indirectly, any actions that seriously deviated from accepted practices within the academic community for proposing, conducting or reporting...
  • US 'climategate' scientist all but cleared of misconduct (Michael Mann)

    02/03/2010 3:06:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies · 1,213+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 03 February 2010 | Catherine Brahic
    A prominent US climate scientist at the centre of the "climategate" leaked email controversy has been virtually cleared of professional misconduct by an internal university enquiry. Michael Mann, of Penn State University, featured regularly in the more than 1000 emails that were hacked from the University of East Anglia in the UK last November. His emails and comments have since then featured in countless blogs and news articles. Some have claimed the emails reveal that mainstream climate scientists have massaged data in order to demonstrate that climate change is caused by human activities. The scientists in the emails, including Mann,...
  • The IPCC's Abominable Snowmen

    01/20/2010 5:30:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 663+ views ^ | January 20, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    A U.N. warning that Himalayan glaciers were melting fast and may be gone by 2035 was not backed up by science, U.N. climate experts admitted Wednesday Global Warming: The scientists who said that Himalayan glaciers will be gone by 2035 have admitted the claim has as much credibility as sightings of the mythical Yeti. It's their fraudulent claims that are melting away. We hesitate to call it Glacier-gate, but the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.N. body tasked with scaring us to death about global warming, has admitted that the claim in its 2007 report about the Himalayan...
  • (Obama's) Stimulating (Climate) Fraud

    01/19/2010 5:03:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies · 583+ views ^ | 01/18/2010 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Hoaxes: With double-digit unemployment in a jobless recovery, half-a-million stimulus dollars have saved a ClimateGate scientist whose work could lead to economic disaster. To save this job, we'd lose millions of others. As we've gone from jobs saved or created to jobs funded in ZIP codes and congressional districts that don't exist except in galaxies far, far away, many interesting nuggets have been mined from the government's, which tracks the administration's lack of progress. It's one thing to fail to create real jobs. It is quite another to fund the jobs of people who would put millions of Americans...
  • Agent looking for 'Climategate' insiders

    01/12/2010 7:36:36 PM PST · by StopGlobalWhining · 14 replies · 697+ views
    The Daily Collegian (Penn State University) ^ | January 11, 2010 | Coleen Boyle
    Former CIA agent Kent Clizbe sent letters to 27 Penn State faculty members last week, hoping to find a whistleblower in the "Climategate" controversy involving Penn State meteorology professor Michael Mann. "As an intelligence collector targeting foreign or enemy government, we recruit an insider," said Clizbe, who sent the e-mails last week. "I'm attempting to recruit an insider to tell us what's really going on." Mann was thrust into the spotlight when hundreds of e-mails, including ones that he had written and received, were leaked from a private server in the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia...
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (CRU's Tree Ring Circus)

    12/18/2009 4:32:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Global Warming: Russian analysts accuse Britain's Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday's Washington Post that "stolen" e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit still don't alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they "confuse the public." Chutzpah has been...
  • Hockey stick observed in NOAA ice core data

    J. Storrs Hall writes: One thing that Climategate does is give us an opportunity to step back from the details of the AGW argument and say, maybe these are heat-of-the-moment stuff, and in the long run will look as silly as the Durants’ allergy to Eisenhower. And perhaps, if we can put climate arguments in perspective, it will allow us to put the much smaller nano arguments (pun intended) into perspective too. So let’s look at some ice. I’m looking at the temperature record as read from this central Greenland ice core. It gives us about as close as we...