Presumably nobody has missed taking note of Tamino’s rebuttal of Montford on RealClimate, but maybe, like me, some have put off reading the comments. Don’t miss the whole thing; it’s fascinating and one of the best RC threads ever.
In the view of keeping on pressing the press, I will leave you with the concluding part of Deep Climate’s comment #50:
A rare front-page science feature appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in February, 2005. [more]
There’s a transcript of a press briefing from Todd Stern, who was the US envoy to Copenhagen. Of course he’s trying to put a positive spin on it.
Naturally, some of the questions were about the new feature of weather weirding, the teapot tempest, of which there have been a few of late, especially on the east coast (burying Washington DC in several feet of thick fog) and in the UK. [more]
The lobster goes on to evaluate emails stolen from an astronomy lab.
Thanks and a tip of the ol’ Python-bedecked hat to Anna Ravenscroft.
Update: Another fine story about scientific “skepticism”, this one taxonomic:
“I also am a skeptic,” said the second, “but evidently of a more refined sort, for I demand a much higher standard of evidence than you do. [more]
Update: Here’s what Paul Knappenberger at SPPI says about the EAU hacking:
“In his December 18, 2009 op-ed, Dr. Michael Mann largely misses to point about the most important aspect of the contents of the climate emails. It is not so much what has appeared in the scientific literature after “decades of work by thousands of scientists around the world” regarding human-caused climate change, but what has not appeared in the literature. [more]
“We are all sufferers from history, but the paranoid is a double sufferer, since he is afflicted not only by the real world, with the rest of us, but by his fantasies as well.”
– Richard Hofstader, 1964,
“The Paranoid Style in American Politics“
The recent thread where I tried to explain how the CRU email kerfuffle partakes of the paranoid style in American politics got a lot of interest, thanks in large measure to an effort by Morano to Godwin the hell out of it. [more]
I missed the boat for the first round of Someone-Claiming-to-be-Sarah-Palin vs COP15; so much for an easy traffic spike. Still, I was amused by how this random person titled the putative-Palin’s article.
Apparently Vathek thinks Mrs. Palin is complaining that the COP process has been politicized!
Sorta like complainin’ that your water’s all damp and soggy, ain’t it? [more]