The existence of 'consensus' around core claims of global warming is often cited as some kind of warrant for action. A recent article by Roger Pielke Jr reported the IPCC response to his attempts to correct biases and errors in AR4 in his field of expertise -- extreme events losses. As noted at CA, he made four proposed error corrections to IPCC, all of which were refused.
Since sociological psychological research is now regarded worthy of a generous share of science funding, a scholarly mind Read more [...] 2 com
Apropos the New Zealand AGW case, comments below by Goon and Ross:
# Goon (8) Says:
September 8th, 2012 at 3:45 pm
Justifying the unjustifiable. Don’t believe me…. then here is where the raw data lives.
Register and have a look for yourself. Nothing even remotely approaching a 1 degree/century trend in the raw data from longer term climate sites. The only way NIWA can come up with this is by applying an extremely dodgy ‘adjustment’ to make all pre-1950′s Read more [...] 6 com
Don Aitkin just weighted in on the Lewandowsky affair as Queensland University's John Cook doubles down at the Conversation.
about 1 hour ago
Don Aitkin writer, speaker and teacher (logged in via email @grapevine.com.au)
Oh dear. The Lewandowsky article is a truly appalling piece of social science. How did it ever get past ordinary peer review? It, and the one above, demonstrate the kind of problems that Jim Woodgett in Nature two days ago and John Ioannidis a few years ago have pointed Read more [...] none
Zip, nil, nada. That's the findings of a two-year analysis of Victoria's wind-farm developments by mechanical engineer Hamish Cumming.
Despite hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayers money, from subsidies and green energy schemes driven by the renewable energy target, surprise, surprise, Victoria's wind-farm developments have saved virtually zero carbon dioxide emissions due to their intermittent, unreliable power output.
Wind power advocate Dr Mark Diesendorf, Australian academic who Read more [...] none
This guy, a UWA employee, was shown by a Arlene Composta to be the most naive of leftists.
He now says that climate skeptics are conspiracy theorist wackos.
We have responded to this guy before:
He thinks the cognitive processes of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) sceptics is deficient and on the same level as “truthers” and other “conspiracy theorists”. This is serious, for merely questioning the ‘science’ of AGW one now faces the opprobrium of having one’s mental ability Read more [...] one