Monthly Archives: March 2012

I think April Fool’s Day just came early!

What an unbelievable week in British politics this has been. No matter how much time was allowed, I do not think that, even with the combined efforts of script-writing teams for all the political comedies on UK television, it would … Continue reading

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Another open letter to James Delingpole

James Delingpole is almost as difficult to engage in debate as Lord Monckton; but not quite – at least I have had several exchanges of emails with Monckton. His Lordship may be equally as fond of facile sarcasm but at … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Science, Computer Models, Environment, Fossil Fuels, James Delingpole, Junk Science, Maketplace of Ideas, Scepticism | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Global Weirding and Optimism Bias

Last night’s Horizon programme on BBC TV was entitled ‘Global Weirding’. I had not heard of this term before but, apparently, it was not just dreamt up by the programme producers in a moment of appalling uncreativity. The negative review … Continue reading

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Will the true Messiah please stand up?

      Where is a Messiah when you really need one?         The USA may not be the World’s sole super power – or at least not to the extent it once was – but we … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Science, Collapse, Environment, Limits to Growth, Mass Extinctions | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

The Obamanation that causes desolation

As readers will have surmised from yesterday’s post, I am not a fan of the anti-intellectual and ideologically-driven irrationality of the Tea Party movement that has currently hijacked the Republican Party in the USA. Hopefully, soon someone will pay the … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon Capture and Storage, Climate Science, Cognitive Dissonance, Economics, Energy Crisis, Environment, Fossil Fuels, Politics | 6 Comments

The seven woes of the Tea Party

Rick Santorum recently suggested that climate scientists are like Pharisees but, as many others have pointed out – as they always were and will be – the real Pharisees today are ultra Conservative politicians! As such, by uttering such an … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Climate Science, Economics, Environment, Growthmania, Intergenerational Injustice, Money Fetishism, Politics, Pseudo science, Religion | 15 Comments

On the subject of Professional Ethics

What appears below is a somewhat surprising exchange of emails I had on Thursday (22 March) with Ms Christine McEntee, the Executive Director of the AGU: Whilst I wish her well in all her endeavours, it would seem that they … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Science, Environment, Ethics, Junk Science, Lindzengate, Politics, Pseudo science, Richard Lindzen | 12 Comments

Lies, damned lies and Lindzengate

Ever since Professor Richard Lindzen gave up on the idea of following the evidence wherever it may take him (I am not sure when this happened but it seems safe to assume that it has at some point in the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Science, Environment, Intergenerational Injustice, James Hansen, Lindzengate, Politics, Richard Lindzen | Tagged , | 14 Comments

MIT response and appeal to the AGU

19 March 2012. Dear Mr. Altman, As acknowledged on 13 March 2012, I received you messages of 9 and 13 March 2012 regarding the “Complaint of Academic Misconduct and/or Dishonesty against Professor Richard S Lindzen” and your request for an … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Science, Cognitive Dissonance, Confirmation Bias, Environment, Lindzengate, Politics, Richard Lindzen | 8 Comments

My complaint to MIT – part 2

This is a transcript of my second email to Lindzen’s boss, which finally elicited confirmation that my emails had been received, read, and forwarded to “the appropriate people at MIT” (on 13 March 2012). —————— Dear Professor Van der Hilst, … Continue reading

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