Monthly Archives: October 2012


Circularity and the Hockeystick: coming around again 3

The recent posts at climateaudit and WUWT show that climate scientists Gergis and Karoly were willing to manipulate their study to ensure a hockeystick result in the Southern Hemisphere, and resisted advice from editors of the Journal of Climate to report alternative approaches to establish robustness of their study. The alternative the editors suggested of […]


Is the problem alarmism, or prestige-seeking? 5

We all make mistakes. Sometime we exaggerate the risks, and sometimes we foolishly blunder into situations we regret. Climate skeptics often characterize their opponents as ‘alarmist’. But is the real problem a tendency for climate scientists to be ‘nervous ninnies’? I was intrigued by the recent verdict in the case of the scientists before an […]