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  • Science Museums Urged to Cut Ties With Kochs

    03/24/2015 2:12:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | JOHN SCHWARTZ
    Dozens of climate scientists and environmental groups are calling for museums of science and natural history to “cut all ties” with fossil fuel companies and philanthropists like the Koch brothers. A letter released on Tuesday asserts that such money is tainted by these donors’ efforts to deny the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change. “When some of the biggest contributors to climate change and funders of misinformation on climate science sponsor exhibitions in museums of science and natural history, they undermine public confidence in the validity of the institutions responsible for transmitting scientific knowledge,” the letter states. “This corporate philanthropy...
  • Exclusive Report from UCLA: Michael Mann stunned when asked about Nobel prize fakery

    10/25/2014 11:05:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies ^ | 10/24/14 |
    Here is an exclusive and detailed account of the UCLA Hammer Museum event featuring hokey stick inventor Michael Mann.This event was notable even before this report for: UCLA taking away Michael Mann’s false Nobel prize; andWeather Channel Founder John Coleman’s letter to UCLA denouncing warmism and demanding equal time for skeptics. Report on Octber 23, 2014 UCLA Hammer Museum Event “Tackling Climate Change Nationally and Globally” By Michael Greer (@thetalentscout) October 24, 2014Last night I went to the Hammer Museum to hear Michael Mann of Penn State and Brenda Ekwurzel of the Union of Concerned Scientists speak about global warming....
  • Groups rally around think tank, publication being sued for global warming views

    08/14/2014 9:13:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – News outlets, advocacy groups and fellow think tanks are jumping to the defense of a conservative-leaning D.C. policy center and publication being sued for libel by a scientist who didn't like what they had to say about his work on global warming. Michael Mann, a prominent professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, has long been a target of climate change skeptics for his work claiming temperatures have risen dramatically in recent decades, and has sued before when groups tried to debunk his data. But this time, Mann is being accused of going too far with his case...
  • I'm Gonna Quash That Mann Right Out Of My Hair (Global Warming)

    06/09/2014 1:32:15 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies ^ | 6-7-2014 | Mark Steyn
    Guest-hosting for Rush a few days ago, I said if your kid is graduating from high school this week there has been no global warming his entire life. And immediately the usual drama queens emailed that I was a know-nothing denialist. But, just to nail it down, there has been no global warming for 17 years and nine months. That's since September 1996. The High School Class of 2014 has been blessed to have lived its entire life in a warming-free world.We're supposed to ignore this nigh-on-two-decade warming "pause" because the "97 per cent scientific consensus" tell us to. But,...
  • 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...
  • Free Speech for Mann, But Not for Thee

    02/23/2014 10:19:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 20, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Every side in the political debate has a natural tendency to appeal to freedom of speech when they feel threatened—but to ignore (or initiate) threats to the free speech of the other side. My favorite example is from the early 1990s, when the Yeltsin government dispossessed Russia's Communist Party of the vast holdings it had amassed in the decades when it controlled the state. The Communist Party screamed in protest, denouncing the supposed attack on its "property rights and freedom of speech." Which was pretty rich, considering that the Communists had just spent 70 years ruthlessly stamping out everyone else's...
  • 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...
  • Mann vs. Steyn: The Trial of the Century

    02/12/2014 9:45:30 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 12,2014 | Robert Tracinski
    These are all reasons that the lawsuit should have been summarily thrown out. It goes beyond the legitimate scope of libel and defamation laws and constitutes an attempt to suppress opinions that are considered politically correct. But it gets worse. Consider the specific argument Mann is making, as summed up in the report I linked to above. "In the articles, Mann says in his lawsuit, the think tank and the publication ignored more than half a dozen investigations that found no scientific wrongdoing, focusing almost exclusively on the Penn State inquiry in order to call him a fraud. CEI also...
  • Motherlode Part III ("[Michael]Mann deleted the later part of Briffa’s trees, because it didn’t...

    02/07/2014 9:41:07 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 6 replies
    Real Science ^ | 2/7/2014 | Steven Goddard
    As ugly as this was, it is worse than it seems. Briffa’s trees did match Hansen, 1981. The next graph overlays Briffa on Hansen, 1981 northern latitude temperatures. The match was almost perfect.
  • 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:
  • Mark Steyn: Trial, and Error

    01/23/2014 4:06:01 PM PST · by feralcat · 22 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | January 22, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    On Tuesday morning, January 21st, I filed a motion with respect to Dr Michael Mann's defamation suit against me, National Review, Rand Simberg, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. I did so because I felt the procedural fiasco the case has been reduced to since last July 10th thanks to the incompetence of the previous judge, Natalia Combs Greene, required what I called "an act of jurisprudential hygiene" from the new judge, Frederick Weisberg. Unfortunately, the DC Superior Court seems disinclined to clean up its act. I appreciate that, to those who followed the fun and frolics of my free speech...
  • Mumbo-Jumbo for Beginners (Mark Steyn)

    12/30/2013 11:33:52 AM PST · by neverdem · 37 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 24, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    A propos the big campaign here to fight off Michael Mann’s assault on free speech, several readers have asked me directly and also inquired in comments on NR’s fundraising post below what the appeals court judges’ ruling actually means in English. I agree that it’s helpful, when one is soliciting donations for a legal campaign, to provide an update on how the battle’s going, so I don’t know why one of NR’s editorial staff could not have posted the court order with an accompanying explanation. But what it means is this: Dr Michael Mann’s lawyer, John Williams, filed a fraudulent...
  • Sticking it to the Mann (No global warming 1998-Present)

    08/26/2013 1:04:54 PM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    WUWT ^ | 8/26/2013 | Lord Monckton
    The collapsed global warming scare certainly has some odd characters coming to its defense in this paper. Michael Mann (Aug. 25), whom the Attorney General of Virginia investigated under the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act 2000 after some statistical peculiarities in Mann’s failed attempt to abolish the medieval warm period, now bloops another blooper. He tries to deny the embarrassing near-17-year pause in global warming because “NASA found the warming continues unabated, with the past decade the warmest on record”. As an expert reviewer for the Fifth Assessment Report of the UN’s climate panel, let me correct his latest gaffe. The...
  • Mann vs. Steyn: Heresy Shall Be Crushed

    07/26/2013 12:24:09 AM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2013 | Daren Jonescu
    Remember when scientists and other truth-seekers used to get all riled up about the way the Catholic Church treated Galileo? The outcry was not over the fact that Galileo was a "peer-reviewed" researcher, and therefore beyond question. Quite the contrary: the argument was that, from the point of view of the quest for truth, no one, including the representatives of official orthodoxy and authority, ought to be regarded as beyond question. In the Michael Mann lawsuit against Mark Steyn and National Review, it is the "award-winning researcher" who is joining the fight for Church orthodoxy, while the defendants are the...
  • Global Warming Alarmists Continue To ‘Hide The Decline'

    04/06/2013 11:11:48 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-06-13 | Curt
    It's interesting that over the years the skeptics who didn't believe "the science was settled" on man-made global warming were raked over the coals. They were called heretics and compared to 9/11 twoofers. But now they don't seem so crazy. OVER the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar. The world added roughly 100 billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. ...The mismatch between rising greenhouse-gas emissions and not-rising temperatures is among the biggest puzzles in climate science just now. It does not mean...
  • The Justice Department’s Hurricane-Strength Misconduct

    12/04/2012 9:18:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 4, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    A federal judge orders an investigation of DOJ's "skullduggery" and "perfidy" during a Katrina shooting case. Along with former Department of Justice lawyer and PJ Media Legal Editor J. Christian Adams, I have written a lot over the past several years about the misbehavior, unprofessionalism, and unethical conduct of lawyers at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. We have also written of the bias and incompetence of the lawyers in DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility, which is supposed to investigate misconduct by Justice lawyers. But now there’s a new author writing about the “skullduggery” and “perfidy” of...
  • Rich Lowry: Get Lost - My response to Michael Mann

    08/22/2012 1:34:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 22, 2012 | Rich Lowry, Editor National Review
    So, as you might have heard, Michael Mann of Climategate infamy is threatening to sue us. Mann is upset — very, very upset — with this Mark Steyn Corner post, which had the temerity to call Mann’s hockey stick “fraudulent.” The Steyn post was mild compared with other things that have been said about the notorious hockey stick, and, in fact, it fell considerably short of an item about Mann published elsewhere that Steyn quoted in his post. So why threaten to sue us? I rather suspect it is because the Steyn post was savagely witty and stung poor Michael....
  • Climategate Continues

    05/24/2012 3:21:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 24, 2012 | Andrew Montford & Harold Ambler
    Climategate, the 2009 exposure of misconduct at the University of East Anglia, was a terrible blow to the reputation of climatology, and indeed to that of British and American science. Although that story hasn’t been in the news in recent months, new evidence of similar scientific wrongdoing continues to emerge, with a new scandal hitting the climate blogosphere just a few days ago.And central to the newest story is one of the Climategate scientists: Keith Briffa, an expert in reconstructing historical temperature records from tree rings. More particularly, the recent scandal involves a tree-ring record Briffa prepared for a...
  • 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...
  • The descent of Mann

    03/16/2012 6:04:54 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 12 replies
    Cavalier Daily (UVa Student Daily) ^ | March 14, 2012 | Sam Novack
    The Virginia Supreme Court ruled March 2nd against Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and his renewed attempts to obtain access to the emails and documents used in the research of a former University professor. Michael Mann — who was on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 and is a significant contributor to the theory of anthropomorphic, or man-made, global warming — received tax-payer funded grants from the years 1999 to 2005. Cuccinelli’s move to check Mann’s research engendered a good deal of backlash, both from the University and members of the...
  • Just Punishments For Enviromental Witchcraft

    11/26/2011 9:22:08 AM PST · by joeclarke
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 11/26/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    For the most execrable behavior of bewythching the general public and causing panics and expenses to citizenry, and for making pretense beyond that which Satan the devil could ever conjure, we goode people of this land must cause thee above sons of belial to repenteth of their neer-do-welling through the appropriate punishments affordeth us by Divine direction.Sir James Hansen of NASA, Madame Heidi Cullen of the Weather Channel and Sir Albert Gore with the accompaniment of their false so-called sciences have been leading the disgusting practice of imagineering apocalyptic consequences, and so profiting thereby, despite the objections of many calmer...
  • Climategate 2.0 email – Mike Mann chracterized as “crazy” over MWP and “serious enemy”

    11/25/2011 11:29:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | November 25, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Edward Cook tells Phil Jones that Mike Mann is “serious enemy” and “vindictive”. Mike Mann had criticized his work.Apparently Mann went “a little crazy” over a paper showing the Medeival Warm Period exists.4101.txtcc: k.briffa@uea.xx.xx date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 23:56:46 -0500 from: “” <> subject: RE: CCDD to: p.jones@uea.xx.xxHi Phil,Thanks for the added info. If Mike said that my calibration procedure is “flawed”, I will be extremely pissed off. His grad student just submitted a paper to The Holocene, with Mike and I as co-authors, that compares my point-by-point method with his RegEM method (Keith should have received the paper...
  • Climate Skeptics Quick To Dub New E-Mail Bonanza 'Climategate 2.0'

    11/23/2011 2:52:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 22, 2011 | Craig Bannister
    About 5,000 emails by scientists contributing to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have been made public. Climate skeptics see it as a repeat of a similar e-mail release in 2009 that cast doubts on the objectivity and science of warming advocates – and an opportunity. And, they've already adopted a name for the new release, tying it to the 2009 scandal: Climategate 2.0.Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, says the latest e-mails – if authentic – could debunk the Obama administration's justification for imposing costly, crippling regulations on the...
  • Climategate 2.0 emails – They’re real and they’re spectacular!

    11/22/2011 12:08:17 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 38 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 22, 2011 | News Staff
    UPDATE: 8:20 AM PST These emails have not been verified yet, and this story was posted by one of my moderating staff while I was asleep. Until such time they are verified, tread lightly because without knowing what is behind the rest of the zip file, for all we know it’s a bunch of recipes and collection of ipsem lorem text files. I’m working to authenticate these now and will report when I know more – Anthony Watts UPDATE2: 8:45AM PST The Guardian has a story up be Leo Hickman, and this excerpt suggests they may be the real deal:...
  • 'New release' of climate emails

    11/22/2011 8:44:44 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 103 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/22/11 | Richard Black
    A computer hacking in Russia has lead to a release of more undermining info about "Climate." Here's one tidbit: "Nations must invest $37 trillion in energy technologies by 2030 to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions at sustainable levels."
  • (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...
  • Mann Acts

    09/14/2011 6:31:52 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Paul Chesser
    Dr. Michael Mann, who under a lesser title at University of Virginia created the famed "hockey stick" chart of 20th-century temperature escalations while leveling the Medieval Warm Period, has enlisted a Climategate Cavalcade of Stars to help him enter as an interested party in a lawsuit in which my organization, American Tradition Institute, seeks to get his old UVA emails and data. Early this month Mann, who is now at Pennsylvania State University, had his lawyers ask for permission to intervene in ATI's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against UVA. Our request seeks correspondence between Mann and 30-plus other global...
  • University Turns Over Some of Climate Scientist's Documents (Michael Mann)

    08/27/2011 12:49:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 25 August 2011 | Robert Coontz
    Months after a request from a Virginia politician and a conservative think tank, the University of Virginia (UVA) has turned over documents related to embattled scientist Michael Mann's research into the history of Earth's climate. But what the petitioners really want to see may still be at large. The release yesterday came at the request of state Delegate Robert G. Marshall and the American Tradition Institute (ATI), a market-oriented environmental policy research group with offices in Washington, D.C., and Denver, Colorado. In January, ATI, Marshall, and two other Virginia residents filed a request under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)...
  • Ted Kennedy Arranged to 'Rent' Brothel in Latin America, '61 Memo Says

    02/28/2011 11:05:56 AM PST · by MissesBush · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/28/11
    The late Sen. Ted Kennedy arranged to "rent" a brothel for a night while on a visit to Chile and other Latin American countries decades ago, according to a 1961 State Department memo obtained and published by the watchdog group Judicial Watch. Judicial Watch released several documents said to be from Kennedy's FBI file. The group said it obtained a cleaner copy of the State Department memo after a mostly redacted version was made public earlier. The Dec. 28, 1961, memo described a tour of several Latin American countries Kennedy made while he was an assistant prosecutor with Suffolk County,...
  • New report exonerates climate researchers

    02/24/2011 11:35:54 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Commerce Department investigation has found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of federal climate researchers whose e-mails were leaked in the debate over global climate change. The report Thursday from the department's inspector general is the latest to exonerate climate scientists whose communications with the Climate Research Unit at England's University of East Anglia were stolen and made public in 2009.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • The Cancun Wealth Redistribution Conference

    12/06/2010 12:38:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 6, 2010 | Paul Driessen
    It’s become a predictable annual rite. Several weeks prior to each global warming gabfest, breathless news stories, editorials, op-eds and pontifications begin hitting the airwaves and print pages, reaching a crescendo as the conference opens. So it was with Copenhagen; so it is with Cancun. Actually, it may be worse this year. ClimateGate, bogus IPCC “studies” about disappearing Himalayan glaciers and Amazonian rainforests, the global economic recession, the Copenhagen disaster, soaring EU and UK energy prices, Spain’s collapsing green energy industry, and eroding public belief in manmade Climate Armageddon have ushered in growing unease within the alarmist camp. Now unease...
  • The ClimateGate Comedy….It’s Just Science Dude!

    11/13/2010 11:23:25 AM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-13-10 | Curt
    Jeff Id writes a good post about the hilarious "climate experts" who are still, STILL, trying to play the AGW game: Gawd it’s funny to see grown men caught red handed with their mits in the cookie jar of fraud, claiming vindication and seeing them be supported by the media, government and industrial institutions. All these reviews taught us was that the corruption of reality extends much farther than a few people. Again — we already knew that. But the lies will continue as Mann publises one politically laced self-exonerating editorial after another. Like a pile of four year...
  • Climate scientists plan campaign against global-warming skeptics

    11/07/2010 2:13:13 PM PST · by SmartInsight · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Nov 7, 2010 | Neela Banerjee
    The American Geophysical Union plans to announce Monday that 700 researchers have agreed to speak out on the issue. The effort is a pushback against congressional conservatives who have vowed to kill regulations on greenhouse gas emissions. "This group feels strongly that science and politics can't be divorced and that we need to take bold measures to not only communicate science but also to aggressively engage the denialists and politicians who attack climate science and its scientists," said Scott Mandia, professor of physical sciences at Suffolk County Community College in New York.
  • 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...
  • Judge shoots down Cuccinelli's probe of U.Va. scientist

    09/02/2010 8:23:44 AM PDT · by BitterKlingon · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 8/31/10 | Brian Hughes
    A judge on Monday thwarted Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's bid to investigate whether a former University of Virginia professor fraudulently obtained public research money by cooking up climate change data. Cuccinelli, a global warming cynic, sought documents relating to the research of climate scientist Michael Mann, who was behind the so-called "hockey stick" graph in last year's "Climategate scandal." But Albemarle County Circuit Court Judge Paul M. Peatross Jr. said Cuccinelli provided no "objective basis" that Mann defrauded taxpayers. "It is not clear what [Mann] did that was misleading, false or fraudulent in obtaining funds from the commonwealth of...
  • 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...
  • Virginia's Investigation of Micheal Mann's Climate Data

    07/02/2010 12:13:20 PM PDT · by Reily · 3 replies
    Where is the Virginia AG investigation of Mann's activities at University of Virginia?
  • 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...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview Mages, Mann, Dezago, Claven

    05/25/2010 2:29:50 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 141+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 05-25-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    On this episode of the Conscience of Kansas we talk to Blade Mages about the upcoming "Taking Back Freedom Benefit Concert" for the troops taking place on May 30th here in manhattan Kansas which will include an Aaron Tippin concert. Next I interview Ralph Dezago, candidate for Kansas Attorney General. We have a "Claven on the culture" segment followed by a few statements from me on Arizon'a immigration law SB 1070. In the last segment of the show I talk to Tracey Mann who is running for Congress in the 1st congressional district of Kansas. Its a full and fun...
  • AG demands climate documents from UVa

    05/03/2010 11:58:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 869+ views
    The News & Advance ^ | May 1, 2010 | Brian McNeill
    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has demanded that the University of Virginia turn over documents related to a former UVa climatology professor at the center of the so-called “climategate” scandal. Cuccinelli, a Republican from Fairfax County, is challenging in court the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions as a contributor to climate change. On April 23, Cuccinelli sent a “civil investigative demand” to UVa seeking documents related to the work of Michael Mann, a researcher who worked at UVa between 1999 and 2005 and is now at Penn State. As first reported by the Hook, Cuccinelli is looking...
  • The Real Climategate Scandal

    02/11/2010 2:42:52 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 14 replies · 717+ views
    Big Government ^ | February 11, 2010 | john R. Lott Jr.
    The global warming scandal keeps getting worse. Revelations over the last few weeks show that many important assertions in the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were based on misquotes and false claims from environmental groups, not on published academic research as originally claimed. This is on top of the recent mess regarding data, where the three most relied-on data series used by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 assessment report still not been released. Other information indicates that data have been systematically biased to produce a rise in measured temperatures when actual temperatures were falling or...
  • 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...
  • D.C. Snowstorm: How Global Warming Makes Blizzards Worse

    02/10/2010 11:54:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 1,260+ views
    Time on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/10 | Bryan Walsh
    As the blizzard-bound residents of the mid-Atlantic region get ready to dig themselves out of the third major storm of the season, they may stop to wonder two things: Why haven't we bothered to invest in a snow blower and, also, what happened to climate change? After all, it stands to reason that if the world is getting warmer - and the past decade was the hottest on record - major snowstorms should become a thing of the past, like Palm Pilots and majority rule in the Senate. Certainly that's what the Virginia state Republican Party thinks: the GOP aired...
  • PSU scientist cleared by ethics committee

    02/03/2010 10:28:41 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 25 replies · 557+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 02/04/2010 | David Templeton
    PSU scientist cleared by ethics committee E-mails had cast doubt on research Thursday, February 04, 2010 By David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A Penn State University Inquiry Committee has cleared a noted climatologist of three charges of ethical and research misconduct in connection with hacked e-mails from a British university that cast doubt about his global warming research. In its report Wednesday, the committee said Michael E. Mann, director of Penn State's Earth System Science Center, neither falsified nor suppressed research data; did not attempt to delete, conceal or destroy e-mails, information or data; and didn't misuse privileged or confidential information...
  • Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) supports Penn State investigation into 'ClimateGate' figure Michael Mann

    02/03/2010 4:08:36 PM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 8 replies · 306+ views
    Red Dirt Report ^ | February 3, 2010 | Matt Dempsey
    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 research or other scholarly activities." "I want to commend Penn State for recognizing the seriousness of the allegations leveled at Dr. Mann by launching an initial inquiry into whether he...