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Omnologos: Global Warming? Nevermind the Warming, still nobody knows if it’s Global…

How Global is Global Warming? A very interesting ["key challenges"] slide from the “WMO Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation organized by CIMO WMO (Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observations of the World Meteorological Organization) (Brussels, Belgium, 16-18 October 2012).

Every “key challenge” would be interesting to explore but of course the one about “Data” is particularly telling: “The current availability and quality of climate observations and impacts data are inadequate for large parts of the globe“.

For all the discussions and conferences and proclamations we have been having since the IPCC AR4 in 2007, one has to wonder how little we have moved on the basics.

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Omnologos: TwentyEightGate – the story so far

“…the BBC has fought for five years against a pensioner (blogger Tony Newbery at Harmless Sky) to prevent him from getting a list of names of participants in a seminar on climate change, held on January 26, 2006. [Maurizio Morabito of] found the list (in a perfectly legal way, as it was already on the internet) and facilitated its reading.

Maurizio 1 – BBC 0. In other words, Ordinary People 1 – FOI Bullies 0.”

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Standard Issue At The Guardian

Current-day journalists are simply following the footsteps of giants.

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History (at NASA) shows what’s wrong with “Scientific Consensus”

What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun. (NIV) Continue reading

Conflict of Interest in Hansen’s NYT Op-ed

Subtly revealed by Andy Revkin

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Greenie Terrorism behind Italian nuclear executive shooting

From The Guardian: “Italian anarchists kneecap nuclear executive and threaten more shootingsContinue reading

Maurizio Morabito: How The Media Pollute Science – The Deepwater Horizon Example

American Scientist“‘s latest Science in the News Weekly points to the popularity of an insightful, harshly titled piece at Wired: “How Science Failed During the Gulf Oil Disaster” by Christopher Reddy (April 20, 2012), that is also a good way to explore how the media industry ends up polluting science almost beyond recognition.

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Maurizio Morabito: (Blurred) Visions of a Sustainable UN

If we all felt like rubbish and pedalled with our own mug to work by tilling the soil somewhere, the UN will have reached its goal by making our lives unsustainable”.

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UK Met Office Predicting The Weather As Usual

Where “as usual”  means “badly, very badly”.

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Latest NASA Breakthrough: Warm water melts ice

Anthony Watts writes: “This really makes all the hype over the now discredited Steig et al. paper, which attempted to establish an air temperature warming trend as one of the possible causes for “Antarctic melting”, [...] look even weaker.

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‘Science writers’ deny denial or affirm it or maybe they don’t know what they are talking about

At UW-Madison, Apr 23-24 a two-day Holier-Than-Thou Feast called “Science Writing In The Age Of Denial“.

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Petition against President of WWF Spain

Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias is also known as an elephant killer.

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Possible mercury poisoning at the Guardian

According to Steven Goddard. Continue reading

NYTimes, alarmist filmmaker unwittingly extend Iron Law of Climate Policy

According to Roger Pielke Jr, the Iron Law of Climate Policy means that “when policies on emissions reductions collide with policies focused on economic growth, economic growth will win out every time“.

As it happens, economic growth isn’t alone in trumping climate mitigation efforts.

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